Summary: The award winning GR DIGITAL was launched as the successor to the GR Series of 35mm compact film cameras (first released back in 1996) that were popular for their superb image quality. The GR's outstanding performance met the high standards demanded by professional photographers. It's compact 25mm thin magnesium alloy body has been highly accepted by a wide range of users including high-end amateur and professional photographers in the two years since its release.
Excerpt: Ahh, Ricoh, you've been missed. I haven't reviewed a Ricoh
camera on this website since the year 2001. The good news is that I'll now
be able to review their cameras as often I do those from other manufacturers.
Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Fast, 28 mm wide-angle lens, Slim, very well constructed body; good control layout, 2.7" LCD display with good viewing angle and sharpness (though see issue below), Tons of manual controls, Support for RAW (DNG) image format, Nice 2 fps continuous shooting mode (JPEGs only), Customizable buttons and spots on the mode dial, Handy "leveling" feature, Very little barrel distortion for a wide lens; redeye not a problem, V...
Cons: Very expensive, Images on the soft side, A bit too much noise reduction applied, especially at ISO 400 and above, Focusing is sluggish at times, especially in dim light, LCD nearly impossible to see in low light, Poorly placed flash is easy to close accidentally, Optical viewfinder a $200 extra, Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod, No Mac software included
Summary: The GR Digital II is another excellent addition to Ricoh's now extensive line-up of compact cameras for professional photographers. The 28mm lens with fast maximum aperture of f/2.4 and very little distortion is a winning combination for landscape and street photographers alike, especially as the GR Digital II continues the usual Ricoh tradition of being responsive to use, especially when shooting JPEGs.
Excerpt: If you are looking for a ‘point and shoot’ digital camera, then you may want to take a look at the Ricoh GR Digital II . Compact, well built and extremely customisable, this successor to the Ricoh GR Digital has plenty to offer photography enthusiasts, but priced a little over Â£300 it’s perhaps slightly less appropriate for people like me who don’t know their EV’s from their ISO’s .
Summary: A slim and lightweight wide-angle digicam with features and performance to attract serious photo enthusiasts.A successor to the award-winning GR Digital, which was released in October 2005, Ricoh's GR Digital II offers higher resolution and a new GR Engine II image processor but otherwise retains most of the features that made its predecessor popular with photo enthusiasts.
Conclusion: К сожалению, качество снимков несколько разочаровало нас. Нет, его нельзя назвать низким, но мы ожидали большего. Мы решили немного отойти от нашей стандартной методики тестирования и провести съемку тестового натюрморта и цветовой таблицы в формате RAW. Затем мы сконвертировали фотографии в формат JPEG в Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, чтобы показать весь потенциал камеры. Кроме баланса белого, все установки были выставлены по умолчанию.
Pros: хорошия оптика;, отличный макрорежим;, высокая оперативность управления;, удобный интерфейс;, широкий выбор аксессуаров;, возможность использования для питания и аккумулятора, и батареек;, возможность съемки в RAW;, компактность.
Cons: сильные шумы на высоких ISO;, невысокая детализация при съемке в JPEG.