Unconventional and completely new, the Ricoh GXR camera system may change the way we think about the relationship between cameras and sensors. Richard Sibley examines the new system
In our dynamic-range test, both the Ricoh A12 and S10 camera units were found to have a dynamic range of around 10.5EV. This is a little less than the Canon PowerShot G11, which has a dynamic range of around 11EV. It is also less than the Panasonic Lumix GF1, which has a range of nearly 12EV.
This slightly restrictive dynamic range is most noticeable in the highlight and shadow areas, where it becomes more difficult to define image details.
Image: Although I found that the GXR has a tendency to produce JPEG images that have light skies, there is enough detail in raw files to correct this