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Ricoh HZ15 Digital Camera

£80.00
Compact Camera 16MP 15x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Good quality lens
Expert reviews are average
6 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, tecnozoom.it and gadgetspeak.com the average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 68%.

Good Brand

On average cameras from Ricoh are rated 80%, which is in the top 46% of all camera manufacturers that we have assessed. 20% of those that bought a Ricoh camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One Ricoh HZ15 owner thought the Ricoh HZ15 was good value for money. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Ricoh HZ15 “The Ricoh HZ15 offers a good zoom range for a very fair price”.


Good Quality Lens

One Ricoh HZ15 owner who bought the Ricoh HZ15 concluded that it had a good zoom. One Ricoh HZ15 reviewer said that it had a good lens.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “It also has a 16 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Poor Product Quality

One person thought it was not good quality. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Unfortunately image quality isn't the best.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who bought it mentioned that it was compact. Four years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Ricoh HZ15 is a 16 megapixel compact camera featuring a 15x, 24-360mm zoom lens with a built-in Shake Reduction mechanism” in their review of the Ricoh HZ15.

Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the Ricoh HZ15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99) (192g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Ricoh released the HZ15.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh HZ15 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the VR-350 (£79.99), or the VR-340 (£75.99) both from Olympus or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£80.00) which has better reviews.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Ricoh HZ15 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Ricoh HZ15 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Ricoh HZ15 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the VR-340 (£75.99), or the VR-350 (£79.99) both from Olympus.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Ricoh HZ15 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh HZ15 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the VR-350 (£79.99), or the VR-340 (£75.99) both from Olympus or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£80.00).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh HZ15 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Ricoh camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608x3456, 4608x3072, 4608x2592, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536 and 1920x1080 and 640x480. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. The Ricoh HZ15 has a fairly big digital zoom (6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 15 times zoom factor, the Ricoh HZ15 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£80.00) (25x) which also has a higher rating.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The Ricoh HZ15 is a five aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 12 aspheric elements.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38. At 10.8, the Ricoh HZ15 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Ricoh HZ15 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Memory

Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Ricoh HZ15 of only 8 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Ricoh HZ15 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Ricoh HZ15 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Ricoh HZ15 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Ricoh HZ15 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh HZ15 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Ricoh HZ15 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Ricoh digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075273979

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