Ricoh HZ15 Review

3.5
November 6, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Sensor
Type

CCD

Size

1/2.3"

Total Pixels

approx. 16.44 megapixels

Effective Pixels

approx. 16 megapixels

Still

16M, 14M, 12(16:9), 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M, VGA

16MP[4:3](4608×3456), 14MP[3:2](4608×3072), 12MP[16:9](4608×2592), 10MP[4:3](3648×2736), 5MP[4:3](2592×1944), 3MP[4:3](2048×1536), 2MP[16:9](1920×1080), 0.3MP[4:3](640×480)

Quality level:Best, Fine, Normal

*Continuous Shooting : 4M (2336×1752)

*Photo Frame:3MP(2048×1536)

*ID Photo:5MP(2592×1944)

*Panorama:resolution is fixed to 2M(1920×1080) per frame

Movie

1280×720 : 30 / 15fps, 640×480 : 30fps, 320×240 : 30fps

Sensitivity

Sensitivity range:Auto, Manual (ISO 80 - 1600) (standard output)

Auto ISO range:ISO 80-800

Shake Reduction

Image Stabilizer (CCD-Shift-Type)

Lens
Focal Length

4.3-65mm, approx. 24-360mm in 35mm

Aperture

F3.3(W) - F5.9(T)

Smallest aperture

Wide: F10.8, Tele: F19.3

Digital Zoom

approx. 6X

Optical Zoom

15X

Construction

RICOH LENS, 10 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)

Focusing System
Type

TTL contrast detection auto focus system

Functions

Modes:Single AF, Multi AF(9 point), Continuous AF

Largest magnification:Approx. 0,1X with focus mode Macro, Focal Length 4.3mm, Focusing distance 0.03m

Focus Range (automatic)

Standard: 0.6m - infinity (at wide setting), 3m - infinity (at tele setting)
Macro: 0.03m - infinity (at wide setting), 2.5m - infinity (at tele setting)
Landscape: 10m - Infinity (at wide setting), 10m - Infinity (at tele setting)

AF assist

Available

Screen
Type

TFT color LCD, 3"

Resolution

approx. 230K dots

Playback

LCD frame rate:approx. 30fps

Shutter
Speed

1/2000 ~ 4 Seconds (Manual Mode setting : 30 Seconds at most)

Exposure system
Metering

Multi-segment metering(AiAE), Spot metering, Center-weighted metering

Exposure Control

Scene modes:Manual, Auto, Portrait, Movie, Panorama, SCN(Auto Scene, Landscape, Sport, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Night Landscape, Snow, Children, ID, Glass, Photo Frame, Panning Shot, Sketch, Fish Eye, Party, Indoor, Leaf, Museum, Night Portrait)

Auto scene modes:Auto, Portrait, Night Portrait, Macro, Portrait Backlight

Compensation

±2EV(1/3EV steps)

Flash
Modes

Force Off, Flash Auto, Force Flash, Slow Synchro, Slow Synchro+Red Eye, Red-Eye Reduction

Effective Range

Wide: approx. 0.5m-4.7m (ISO 800)
Tele: approx. 1m-2.6m (ISO 800)

Exposure Parameters
Modes

Single, Continuous Shot, 3 Shots, Time-Lapse 30sec, Time-Lapse 1min, Time-Lapse 5min, Time-Lapse 10min

Self- timer count: 10sec, 2sec

Continuous shooting: approx. 0.8 frame/sec

Face Recognition

Face detection:Face Detection AF&AE is available up to 12 faces

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Manual WB

Digital Filter

Normal, Vivid, Sepia,Black and White

Release Function

Start-up Time: approx. 2.0 sec

Release Time Lag: approx. 0.3 sec

Movie
Recording

Video HD

Resolution:1280×720 : 30 / 15fps, 640×480 : 30fps, 320×240 : 30fps

Quality level:fixed

Shake reduction: Image Stabilizer (CCD-Shift-Type)

Sound: Yes

Playback
Options

Playback modes:Slide Show, HDR, Red-Eye Reduction, Rotate, Resize, Color, Protect, Delete, Trim

Playback functions:Single, Index (9/16 Thumbnails), Zoom (Approx. ×2~×8, scroll available), Histogram

Storage
Internal

Approx. 8MB

External

compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards

File Format

JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3)

MOV(Motion JPEG), with sound

Special Features
Features

Video HD with independent movie recording button to instantly switch to the movie recording mode

20 scene modes for easy capture of specific subjects and scenes

Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless SD cards

In-body recharging system for simple use

Easy-to-hold grip, compact and lightweight body for comfort and operability

World time:Supported

Date Imprint:*Date Imprint Available (Date, Date & time)

Image Tone:Normal, Vivid, Sepia, Black and White

Language

27 Languages(English, Chinese [Simplified and Traditional], Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Arabic, Hindi)

Interface
Interface

Video output: AV terminal, NTSC/PAL

USB: USB 2.0 (Micro 5 pin USB)

Power
Source

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LB-050

Performance

Still*: Approx. 245 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: Approx. 215 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)

* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing.
Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.

Dimensions
Height

approx.60mm

Width

approx. 108.5mm

Depth

approx.31mm

Weight

approx. 203 g (loaded and ready)

approx. 181 g (without battery and SD memory card)

Compatibility
PC

PC : Windows XP(SP3), Vista, 7 and 8

Mac

Mac : OS X 10.4 or more recent

Accessories
Included Software

MediaImpression 3.6.1 LE (Windows) or MediaImpression 2.2 LE (Macintosh)

Kit Content

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LB-050
AC/DC Adapter GAC-03-EU
USB cable I-USB143
Strap O-ST143
Software (CD-ROM) S-SW143

Optional

Black neoprene case

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LB-050

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