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Ricoh HZ15

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Ricoh HZ15

Ricoh HZ15
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A classic and good spec compact camera
Compact 16MP 15x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Ricoh HZ15 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Ricoh HZ15 number 987 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
5 Reviews
70
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 68%. Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Smaller than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
15X wide-angle optical zoom
State-of-the-art shake reduction mechanism
Exceptional image quality
Stylish, easy-to-hold body design
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

55
Landscape Photography
Average
47
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
46
Sports Photography
Mediocre
66
Wildlife Photography
Good

Ricoh HZ15 Video Reviews

How Big is the Ricoh HZ15?

The Ricoh HZ15 is 108.5mm wide and 60mm tall. It is 31mm deep and weighs 181g.

Ricoh HZ15 front dimensions
Ricoh HZ15 size in context

Ricoh HZ15 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, gadgetspeak.com and webnews.it.

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Ricoh Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 354 owner and expert reviews (including 96 verified purchases) for Ricoh digital cameras and found that on average Ricoh has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 75% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2013.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Ricoh HZ15 of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 42% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Ricoh HZ15's optical zoom of only 15x is in the smallest 27% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Ricoh HZ15 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Ricoh HZ15's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 58% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Ricoh HZ15 of only 1,600 is lower than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh HZ15 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Ricoh HZ15's weight of 181g is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 41% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Ricoh HZ15 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh HZ15's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 360mm is shorter than 77% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Ricoh HZ15's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 85% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Ricoh HZ15 of only 10.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Ricoh HZ15 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Ricoh HZ15's digital zoom of 6x is in the biggest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Ricoh HZ15 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Ricoh HZ15 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Smaller Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Ricoh HZ15 of only 8MB is smaller than 98% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Ricoh HZ15's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 48% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Ricoh HZ15 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Product Identifiers

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