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Ricoh A16 24-85 F3.5-5.5 Lens

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Resolving the world with approx. 16.20 million pixels. Large-format CMOS sensor

This camera unit features a 23.6mm×15.7mm large-format CMOS sensor. The atmospheric feel and natural bokeh made possible by the large sensor size will enhance both the optical and artistic depth of your images. The approximately 16.20 million effective pixels provide the superior resolving power needed to reproduce the finest details of your subject. In combination with the image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV, this image sensor provides low noise and high image quality featuring rich tonal gradations and a high-resolution feel.

Catch every shutter chance. Finely honed shooting functions

With ISO bracketing you can record three images with different ISO sensitivities. Since the shutter speed and aperture settings are not changed, you can get exposure variations while preserving the same sense of movement and depth of field. There is also a function for maintaining the same shooting settings. By keeping the shutter release button pressed halfway after taking a picture, you can continue shooting with the same settings (focus, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc.). For example, when you want to shoot portraits by clicking the shutter each time someone's expression changes, this function enhances your quick-shooting ability by eliminating the time lag caused by redoing the focusing and light metering.

More photography freedom and pleasure. Advanced functions for shooting and expression

In high-contrast scenes, dynamic range compensation reduces underexposure and overexposure by doing tone correction for individual portions of the image. In addition to the B (bulb) and T (time) options in manual exposure mode, you can also enjoy the freedom of expression provided by five scene modes, image setting customization (nine levels), extensive My Settings options (record six patterns each in the body and memory card), etc.

Easily create pictures to fit the image in your mind. Scene modes

By just selecting a scene mode, you can get settings tailored to your scene and subject. Also included are the "Miniaturize," "High Contrast B&W," "Soft Focus," "Cross Process," and "Toy Camera" modes. Use them to expand your shooting enjoyment by turning commonplace scenes into unique images and by capturing your target moments with even greater impact.

For all shooting styles and conditions. Extensive focusing functions

Magnifying the target position on the shooting screen is convenient when you want precise focusing. For spot AF, you can select either normal or pinpoint as the AF area size. This is convenient when you want to capture a specific point on the subject and when there are distance variations within the AF area. In addition, for manual focus support there is a focus assist function that emphasizes outlines and contrast.

*RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 does not have macro shooting, macro target, auto macro, or macro minimum shooting distance display functions.

The internal flash cannot be used because vignetting would occur at the bottom of the image. For flash shooting, use the GF-1 external flash unit.

Other functions

• An electronic level that can detect horizontal as well as movement direction tipping

• ”RAW only” image recording that increases the number of images which can be shot

• Addition of copyright information

• 1280×720 pixel HD movies

  *When shooting movies of 1280×720 size, the use of an SD/SDHC memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended.

Handle a wide range of everyday scenes. A 24mm-85mm lens perfect for regular use

The lens is a 24mm-85mm 3.5x optical zoom. For both expansive landscapes and narrow interior shots, try 24mm. A setting around 35mm is frequently used for candid photos and a natural wide-angle feel. For a field of view close to the naked eye, try 50mm, and for the feel of an intent gaze, there is 85mm. With this one lens there are many different ways to look at the world. Enjoy its versatility in handling almost all the subjects you will find in everyday shooting.

The lens configuration has 11 elements in 9 groups. The use of three aspherical lenses (six surfaces) and high-refraction lenses effectively reduces various types of distortion across the entire zoom range. The result is high resolution and excellent contrast from edge to edge. In addition, the configuration of nine rounded aperture blades enables both highly precise aperture control and beautiful bokeh.


Item Specifications
Effective pixels Approximately 16.20 million
Image sensor 23.6 mm × 15.7 mm ?MOS sensor (total pixels: approx. 16.50 million pixels)
Lens Focal length f=15.7?55.5 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 24-85 mm)
f/3.5 – f/5.5
Focus range Approx. 25 cm - infinity (from the front of the lens)
Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical lens elements with 6 surfaces)
Filter diameter 55mm
Zoom Optical zoom: 3.5x
Digital zoom: 4.0x (3.6x for movies)
Auto resize zoom: Approx. 6.8x (VGA)
Focus Modes Contrast AF-based multi and spot AF; MF; Snap; infinity (focus lock and AF-assist)
Shutter speed Photographs 1/3200 - 180 s , bulb, time (upper and lower limits vary according to shooting and flash mode)
Movies 1/2000 – 1/30 s
Exposure control Metering TTL metering in multi (256-segment), center-weighted, and spot metering (TTL metering with auto exposure lock)
Mode Program AE, aperture priority AE, manual exposure, shutter priority AE, target-move function
Exposure compensation Manual (-4.0 EV to +4.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV), auto bracketing (-2.0 EV to +2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV)
ISO sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO-LO, ISO200, ISO250, ISO320, ISO400, ISO500, ISO640, ISO800, ISO1000, ISO1250, ISO1600, ISO2000, ISO2500, ISO3200
White balance Auto / Multi-P AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent Lamp 1 / Incandescent Lamp 2 / Fluorescent Lamp / Manual Settings / Detail; white balance bracketing
Flash (when GF-1 is used) Method TTL, manual, external auto
Flash mode Anti Red-eye, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Manual
Firing timing 1st/2nd curtain sync
Shooting mode Auto / program shift / aperture priority / shutter priority / manual exposure /scene (movie, portrait, sports, landscape, nightscape, skew correction, miniaturize, high contrast B&W, soft focus, cross process, toy camera) / “My Settings”
Continuous mode Number of pictures shot 
in Continuous (Picture Size: RAW)
Noise Reduction off: 3 pictures
Noise Reduction on: 2 pictures
Number of pictures shot 
in M-Cont Plus (1 set)
HI (1280 × 856): 30 pictures (30 frames/sec.)
LO (4928 × 3264): 14 pictures (2.5 frames/sec.)
Picture quality*1 FINE, NORMAL, RAW (DNG)*2
Image size (pixels) Photographs 16:9 4928×2768, 3456×1944
4:3 4352×3264, 3072×2304, 2592×1944, 2048×1536, 1280×960, 640×480
3:2 4928×3264, 3456×2304
1:1 3264×3264, 2304×2304
Movies 1280×720, 640×480, 320×240
File size (approx.) RAW 16:9 NORMAL: 23,445 KB/frame, FINE: 25,703 KB/frame, VGA: 20,508 KB/frame, RAW only: 20,332 KB/frame
4:3 NORMAL: 24,443 KB/frame, FINE: 26,795 KB/frame, VGA: 21,405 KB/frame, RAW only: 21,181 KB/frame
3:2 NORMAL: 27,603 KB/frame, FINE: 30,265 KB/frame, VGA: 24,139K KB/frame RAW only: 23,937 KB/frame
1:1 NORMAL: 18,383 KB/frame, FINE: 20,147 KB/frame, VGA: 16,105 KB/frame RAW only: 15,929 KB/frame
L 16:9 NORMAL: 2,901 KB/frame, FINE: 4,999 KB/frame
4:3 NORMAL: 3,041 KB/frame, FINE: 5,226 KB/frame
3:2 NORMAL: 3,415 KB/frame, FINE: 5,889 KB/frame
1:1 NORMAL: 2,288 KB/frame, FINE: 3,927 KB/frame
M 16:9 NORMAL: 1,481 KB/frame, FINE: 2,514 KB/frame
4:3 NORMAL: 1,579 KB/frame, FINE: 2,668 KB/frame
3:2 NORMAL: 1,749 KB/frame, FINE: 2,974 KB/frame
1:1 NORMAL: 1,192 KB/frame, FINE: 2,008 KB/frame
5M 4:3 FINE: 2,293 KB/frame
3M 4:3 FINE: 1,479 KB/frame
1M 4:3 FINE: 818 KB/frame
VGA 4:3 FINE: 202 KB/frame
Battery life Based on CIPA standard, DB-90: approx. 400 shots*3
Dimensions (W × H × D) Camera unit only: 71.4 mm × 70.5 mm × 93.3 mm
(according to CIPA guidelines)
When mounted on the GXR body: 113.9 mm × 74.7 mm × 98.5 mm
(according to CIPA guidelines)
Weight (approx.) Camera unit only? Approx. 350 g
When mounted on camera body: Approx. 550 g ?battery and SD memory card included?
Operating temperature 0 °C to 40 °C
Operating humidity 90% or less
Storage temperature –20 °C to 60 °C
  • *1The picture quality modes which can be set vary depending on the image size.
  • *2A JPEG file is also recorded (the JPEG file may be a FINE- or NORMAL-quality file with the same dimensions as the RAW file or a VGA file 640 × 480 pixels in size). RAW files use the standard DNG format promoted by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
  • *3For reference only; actual number of shots varies greatly according to how camera is used. We recommend that you carry spare batteries when in use for extended periods.
    (Shooting capacity was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. These are only estimates; performance may vary depending on usage conditions.)

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