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Ricoh GR Digital II

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Overall 10
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yamarch, DP Review
19 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Great compact with a fantastic prime lens. I was concerned with the noise levels issues which I've read about in several articles and reviews, but I'm actually quite pleased with the output. The BW images are clean and tack sharp. The color renditions are also very good. The 28mm lens is ideal for how I photograph and haven't missed not having optical zoom features. The built quality is solid and the controls are very intuitive and easy to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

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gary dehmcke, DP Review
23 February 2009
  • Excerpt: I'm mentioning some other cameras first: leica digilux 1 (hello, LCT), Leica M 8. Each of these cameras shares qualities with the grd11; all three have a relationship with "the light" which is unique and especially rare in most digitals. I don't know what to call it, so I'll refer a term coined by professional audio-writer Harry Pearson (apologies if I've got the name wrong): "continuousness".
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Overall 8
8.0

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jaronberman, DP Review
2 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Just picked up this cam, the latest experiment to find a livable p&s/walkaround. I was sold on the E-420/pancake combo, but kept playing with the GR and eventually just gave in. The ergonomics are beautiful, the lens is razor-sharp, and everything about this camera just screams "use me"! I've been a Canon shooter for quite a while, but despite owning a few of the G's over the years, never loved them.
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Overall 9
8.8

Ricoh GR Digital II review

toutgood, DP Review
2 October 2008
  • Conclusion: It's hard to rate this camera as it sits in a very small niche. When I bought it the other option was essentially the Panasonic LX2 (which I own) and the upcoming Sigma DP1. But it is clearly the more compact of the two - I can easily throw it in my pocket. The build quality is excellent and the controls are intuitive in a way that other cameras aren't. I can essentially shoot whatever I want in a variety of setting without ever having to access the menu.
  • Pros: It's hard to rate this camera as it sits in a very small niche. When I bought it the other option was essentially the Panasonic LX2 (which I own) and the upcoming Sigma DP1. But it is clearly the more compact of the two - I can easily throw it in my pocket. The build quality is excellent and the controls are intuitive in a way that other cameras aren't. I can essentially shoot whatever I want in a variety of setting without ever having to access the menu. The camera p...
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Overall 8
8.0

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toutgood, DP Review
2 October 2008
  • Excerpt: It's hard to rate this camera as it sits in a very small niche. When I bought it the other option was essentially the Panasonic LX2 (which I own) and the upcoming Sigma DP1. But it is clearly the more compact of the two - I can easily throw it in my pocket. The build quality is excellent and the controls are intuitive in a way that other cameras aren't. I can essentially shoot whatever I want in a variety of setting without ever having to access the menu.
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Overall 8
8.0

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ofquiet, DP Review
8 August 2008
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera as a replacement for my Ricoh GX100. Unfortunately the shutter lag is so bad that I am going to have to return it. I figured with a non-zoom lens the shutter lag would be equal or even less than my GX100, but I was very wrong. I've used $200 p-n-s cameras that have less lag than this, and after the GX100 I am shocked that Ricoh would release a new camera that wasn't even close to the same in this area.
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Overall 8
8.0

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wZa HK, DP Review
26 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Ever since I purchased this camera in January 08, it has been my primary "carry everywhere" camera; excellent for snapshots & it even stands up to 'bigger cameras' in terms of image quality. When I first came across the GRD I had my doubts regarding the fixed lens, but when I tried a friend's GRD II, I was impressed with its speed & ease of use & I went & purchased one the next day. It is my favorite camera at the moment.
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Overall 8
8.0

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noodlejam, DP Review
30 April 2008
  • Excerpt: I originally posted this review in the forum last December (07) and only just found the user reviews page and thought it would be useful. Took receipt of my first Ricoh camera last week (Dec '07) – GRDII. This forum (and website) has finally put an end to an obsession with Canon compact digital cameras.
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Overall 8
8.0

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hooj, DP Review
7 April 2008
  • Excerpt: the grd2 gives me a sense of freedom, the my1, my2 settings along with the adjust jog wheel make use and operation very smooth. it took me a short while to adjust to the fixed lens, but now see that as an advantage and challenge to my shooting styles. image quality for me is top notch, though do wish it had a touch of the original grd (in)famous noise/grain. replaces my gx100 as my take everywhere camera (not that there is anything wrong with my gx100).
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Overall 8
8.0

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Carlo62, DP Review
6 April 2008
  • Excerpt: it's about two mounths that i have this camera. It's a very particular camera, great for B/W, the noise it's nice at 400 iso seem like kodak tri-x film. I can take photo, were whit the SLR it's impossible, i mean that you can use this camera very next to people that simply don't see it. www.carlochiapponi.it Problems: noise visible at 200 iso, no problem for b/w, but for the color you need to use a noise reduction software.
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