This camera is a rugged piece of art at a value price.
25 April 2011
Summary: I purchased this camera used on ebay for $200.00 it included the VF1 viewfinder, extetion tube,lens shade, Caplio strapand a after market lcd flip up sun screen wich I highly recomend. just under a month ago. The build quality is outstanding, it is smaaler than one may think but it fits the hand perfect with help from its rubber grips. I purchased this camera looking for a higher quality camera in the point and shoot size factor.
Summary: I like Ricoh GX100 because of its RAW format capabilities, the manual controls, the build in quality and the 10M sensors versus 12M in the GX200. The camera is a bit slow on RAW writing but I can live with it. It is a great camera for any one who wants to travel lite and to have an excellent photography tool in hands.
Summary: Still learning about all the functions on this camera. Its rekindled my interest in photography. After leaving an SLR camera behind on one trip because it wouldn t fit in the backpack, I decided from then on only to travel with compacts. For travellers this fits the bill perfectly. Outstanding image quality can be achieved. You can bracket and adjust the exposure by stops, getting excellent results in challenging conditions.
Summary: Great camera,suited to people used to using SLR's,as user input is definately required to get the best results which will not be a problem for people with sound photographic knowledge. I love the black and white mode which when used at high ISO settings creates some wonderful atmospheric images.
Pros: Lens Build Quality User interface Superb screen Black and White mode Design and looks Great battery life
Cons: Noise above iso 400(but great in B&W mode) Does overexpose in Auto mode not a problem for me. Thats it!!!
Summary: I dont quite agree with the above users comments and believe they are quite harsh. This camera is easily the best compact I have ever used although it is not for your average consumer who only wants a simply point and shoot camera. The camera can work well in 'Auto' mode, I have taken better quality images with this camera in auto mode than that of my canon s3is; though as suggested the camera can over expose in auto mode (ricoh have released a firmware upgrade that i...
Pros: Great intuitive manual controls RAW mode Very wide angle lens Excellent Picture quality in manual mode Great colour reproduction (matter of opinon) Good battery life Great build quality Just compact enough to pocket (but not too comfortably!) Strong Flash
Cons: Can over expose in auto mode with bright conditions Really designed for manual controlled usage Anything above ISO 400 can be grainy (though this is normal for compacts) Focus can be slow at times No fancy auto features like Face Detect
Summary: If you want a pretty small camera with a very wide-angle lens and SLR-like level of control, this could be the camera for you. But if you want a camera you can leave on auto and snap away, it probably isn't for you. You can probably tell from looking at it whether it's your kind of camera. If you already own an SLR, and like that sort of thing, you'll feel at home with the GX100.
Summary: I have shown a test picture shot with the GX100 to the magazine that I freelance for, and the quality has been accepted (I usually shoot with the OLYMPUS E-400, and FUJIFILM S3 PRO ). A very good camera with every conceivable mode, and you can customize all the functions!
Summary: The camera is well designed and sits well in the hand. It delievers excellent quality shots and the wide lens affords lots of opportunities for creativity.The ability to take macros at 1 cm gives this camera a class beating performance, and the results really are stunning. The weight and build quality make it feel like a quality camera, and the raw times mentioned in other reviews really are not worth quibbling about.