Awesome picture quality! Great camera for the money.
4 July 2013
Summary: It is a great digital camera because of picture quality, very high speed and very handy. It is not too small and perfect size to operate. I would like to have a zooming function even it is 3 times. No zooming is still fine. This is beyond comparison with standard digital cameras with more features.
Summary: I'm in the design field so anything smartly designed is appealing. Love that this camera does only a few things but does it well. The lens is amazing and the more you play with the camera, the more you appreciate the ergonomics and menu system. Normally I'm an automatic point and shoot guy but it is easy to get your head around the controls after a short learning period and you can intuitively adjust settings.
Summary: This is my favorite point and shoot. Details are well covered in many camera forums. I bought it because it has manual controls and good ergonomics for dialing in your exposure and focus manually. So it's sort of a choice for pros as a backup camera. I limitation is the 6mm sensor. You certainly don't get the image quality of a larger 24mm or 35mm sensor camera. But for a sub-$1000 point and shoot its fine.
Excerpt: The GRD4 is what some say a small upgrade for the GRD3. This in fact is not the case. The GRD4 is way ahead of the 3. The screen is wonderful in any light. The hybrid AF system really speeds up the focusing and improves accuracy even in low light. The images appear to have more contrast and sharper. The new filters are really nice and can be accessed by the jog lever. All in all it's a great camera and a worthwhile upgrade. Problems: Just one.
High-performance compact point&shoot, classical GR series!
10 April 2012
Summary: Hello everyone, I'm going to review this little camera since there is no one does it on Amazon. Well, first of all, I am a photo bug that love street and landscape photography, I have number of full frame DSLRs, and some heavy lenses; however since once I brought all of my gears to go on a trip to Thailand, I understood that making "good" photos are not an easy job, physically. Then I decided not to bring too many heavy gears when I go travelling.
Excerpt: Have moved from GRD 3 to GRD 4 and am pleased with the result, even though the change was not cheap! Camera now focuses even faster and images seem even sharper and with richer colour. More options for customisation and some great film effects, especially bleach bypass. The LCD was very good before but now its truly exceptional - have had no trouble seeing it in all kinds of light. Many things stay the same...and that's as it should be as the GRD3 was a great camera.
Summary: One of the most popular pocket compacts in Japan and with good reason. Ricoh not too well known as a solid producer of quality in the UK but this little pocket rocket is great as an everywhere and always documentary shooter. Nice wide and fast lens means you can shoot from the hip if needs, massive user adjustments in camera means you get what you want without needing copious post production.
Summary: Although now rather overshadowed by the larger sensor GR model, this is still a brilliant camera and one of the very best for street photography. In some ways its larger depth of field lends itself more to snap-type street photography than does the GR. Improvements on the GRD 3 that really stand out are the faster focussing and the new image stabilisation. The fast lens was very useful for low light photography and now with IS it is even better.