Bridge Cameras: Compare features & prices
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|Ricoh GR Digital IV Remove||Add another||Add another||Add another|
|Price||£329.00 Best price found from 4 retailers|
|Launch date||Dec 2011|
|Test Date||1 February 2012|
|Sensor size (inches)||1/1,17|
|Maximum wide angle (mm)||28|
|Maximum tele zoom (mm)||28|
|Optical zoom magnification||1.0|
|Size (wxhxd) (cm)||11 x 6.5 x 3.5|
|Battery type||Custom-size rechargeable|
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|Date launched||2011 Jul-Dec|
|Test programme||2011 Test Programme|
|Camera type||High-end compact|
|LCD width (mm)||60|
|LCD height (mm)||45|
|Direct Link to TV||Yes|
|Compatible memory cards||SD;SDHC|
|Video and sound|
|Video resolution||Standard definition|
|Manual focus setting||Yes|
|Shutter speed priority||Yes|
|Max manually selectable ISO||3200|
|Flash strength adjustable||Yes|
|Start-up time (s)||2.96|
|Shutter delay (s)||0.15|
|Shot-to-shot time (s)||2.0|
|Hi-res burst mode (s/image)||0.56|
|Ease of use|
|Low light picture quality|
|Face detection effectiveness|
|Overall picture quality|
|Video sound quality|
The measured effective resolution, in megapixels. This sometimes differs very slightly from the manufacturer's claimed figure.
Sensor size (inches)
The larger the size of the sensor, generally speaking, the etter picture quality a camera can achieve in low light. A 1/1.7 inch sensor is larger than a 1/2.3 inch sensor, for example. Bridge camera sensors are sometimes larger than those in compact cameras, but still much smaller than DSLR sensors.
RAW files capture images with less in-camera processing, giving you more editing options with your photographs.
A hot shoe allows you to attach an external flash gun to the camera.
Maximum wide angle (mm)
The smaller the wide angle number, the more you'll be able to fit into the shot - useful for landscapes and group photos.
Maximum tele zoom (mm)
The larger the tele zoom number, the closer you'll be able to get to distant subjects when zooming the camera
Optical zoom magnification
The maximum amount of magnification possible (eg 3x)
With lens cap, strap, battery and memory card.
We change and improve our testing and scoring procedure on an annual basis, so cameras tested in different years aren't directly comparable
All cameras have an LCD screen at the back. Only some have a viewfinder though (the little eyepiece you look through). Electronic viewfinders are more accurate than optical viewfinders.
Direct Link to TV
Allows you to connect your camera directly to the TV in order to view your photos and videos on a big screen.
Compatible memory cards
Digital images are stored on memory cards. Most digital cameras take one type of memory card only, but higher end ones can take more.
Camcorders are much better than digital cameras for video, but a good video mode on a camera can be a bonus.
Whether the camera can record high definition (HD) or standard definition videos.
Image stabilisation sharpens images that might otherwise be blurry. A camera gets a "Yes" here only if it has a real image stabilisation system. Some other cameras have pseudo-image stabilisers, these are better than nothing, but usually have drawbacks like increased noise.
Shutter speed priority
Whether you can adjust the shutter speed, with the camera simulataneously adjusting aperture so you get a good exposure. A camera shows "Yes" only if it has a wide range of adjustment. Sometimes shutter speed priority is represented as "Tv" on a camera.
Whether you can adjust the aperture, with the camera simulataneously adjusting shutter speed so you get a good exposure. A camera shows "Yes" only if it has a wide range of adjustment. Sometimes aperture priority is represented as "Av" on a camera.
Max manually selectable ISO
Setting a high ISO setting helps you to achieve good dim light pictures, without flash. On a few cameras however, the resolution of the picture is reduced (for example to 3.1Mp or below) so the picture may not be suitable for printing. A few cameras have variable ISO settings with no manual adjustment.
Flash strength adjustable
Helps you to vary the flash strength for ideal picture brightness. Lowering the strength, for example, can help avoid faces with flash reflections.
Start-up time (s)
Switch on - time from camera off, until camera ready for taking pictures, monitor enabled, in seconds
Shutter delay (s)
Shutter delay in automatic mode, with the auto focus enabled and set to a subject 10 metres away. For cameras with both a viewfinder and a monitor the time listed is the quickest of the two.
Shot-to-shot time (s)
The shortest possible time intervall between two sequential photos, highest quality setting, without flash; in seconds
Hi-res burst mode (s/image)
The shortest possible average time interval between two pictures in highest, unlimited JPEG resolution at sequence shootings, in sec/image
The time it takes for the camera to take the picture, after you have pressed the button from a completely unpressed position (as opposed to a half-pressed position which cuts shutter delay considerably). Subject is 10 metres from the camera.
We measure the effectiveness of the camera's image stabiliser by judging pictures taken in trembling motion conditions and low light scenarios.
Low light picture quality
We test the camera's picture quality in challenging low light, judging the amount of graininess and the camera's ability to focus sharply on its subject.
Face detection effectiveness
We test how to see if the camera's face detection can correctly expose and focus on individual faces within a shot. This is a new test added to our 2010 test programme.
Overall picture quality
An overall rating based on our assessment of the camera's picture quality in different light conditions and at different zoom ranges, taking into account sharpness, colour accuracy, contrasting, and any distortions that may be present.
An overall rating for the camera's video quality in different light conditions, judging sharpness, smoothness of moving subject and panning shots, and colour accuracy.
Video sound quality
A rating for the recorded sound quality captured by the camera's built-in microphone.