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Ricoh GR Digital

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Overall 8
7.9

Expert Review

DP Review
8 August 2008
  • Summary: DSLR image quality finally comes to Ricoh's well-respected enthusiast compact. The GR retains its predecessor's excellent and customizable user interface, making it a pleasure to use as a pocketable wide-angle photographers' camera. The JPEGs are occasionally a little muted but the raw files, feature set, and lens quality mean it's capable of outstanding results.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality in Raw, very good in JPEG, Sharp lens with consistency at wide apertures and close working distances, Large sensor in genuinely small body, Highly customizable and responsive user interface, Excellent build quality, Extensive feature set (built-in ND filter, Snap Focus, time lapse and 35mm crop mode), Good live view magnification allows precise manual focus, USB charging can be convenient
  • Cons: Occasional tendency to under-exposure, Unflattering color profile embedded in DNG files, Extremely limited movie capabilities, Lack of external charger makes keeping a second battery charged awkward, Limited buffer for continuous Raw shooting
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
25 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The GR digital is one of those cameras you have to use - and use 'properly' to really appreciate. It has without a doubt the best control system of any compact digital camera on the market today for those who like to set their own apertures, shutter speeds, ISO, white balance and so on.
  • Pros: Good lens, very low distortion and without any real corner softness, Fast F2.4 maximum aperture, Subtle, natural-looking processing, Dual control dials and customizable interface, Unrivalled user interface for manual controls and overrides, Program shift, 21mm lens option, Excellent screen, Generally fast operation, Decent resolution (though by no means class-leading), Raw mode - capable of much better output than JPEG, Hot shoe for external (dedicated, TTL) flash, Us...
  • Cons: High noise levels at all ISO settings, noise visible even at ISO 64, JPEG output soft, lacking biting detail, Mild auto exposure and white balance issues, Camera, add-on lens and finder are expensive, Screen can be hard to see in very bright light, meaning you need the optional finder, Some highlight clipping, Some purple fringing, 13 second shot to shot time limits usefulness of raw mode, No raw conversion software supplied (trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements only), V...
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
10 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Ricoh GR Digital extraordinary camera Ricoh has placed a nice and extraordinary camera on the market with the Ricoh GR Digital. And it is not so strange that it is Ricoh doing this, since the brand has introduced exceptional cameras before. The Japanese certainly haven't moved in too hurried a manner especially not as far as the lens is concerned.
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Overall 8
7.6
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Sturdiness 9
9.0

Ricoh GR Digital Review

Let's go digital
19 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Ricoh GR Digital, una cámara extraordinaria Ricoh ha logrado con su modelo GR Digital una cámara extraordinaria de elegante diseño, algo que no debería sorprendernos, pues no es la primera vez que Ricoh lanza al mercado una cámara así. Los japoneses siempre han mostrado una atención especial al diseño de la lente en sus cámaras, y tanto es así que podemos afirmar que la Ricoh GR digital ofrece una de las mejores lentes disponibles hoy día para cámaras compactas...
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Overall 8
7.6
Design 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0
Price 9
9.0

Ricoh GR Digital Review

Let's go digital
19 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Ricoh GR Digital eigenzinnige camera Ricoh heeft met de GR Digital een heerlijk eigenzinnige camera op de markt gebracht. Het is niet vreemd dat juist Ricoh daarmee komt, het merk heeft wel vaker aparte camera's geïntroduceerd. De Japanners zijn zeker niet over een nacht ijs gegaan en dat geldt dan met name voor het objectief. We kunnen stellen dat de Ricoh GR Digital over één van de beste objectieven beschikt die op een digitale compactcamera gebruikt worden.
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Overall 8
7.6
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 10
10

Ricoh GR Digital Review

LetsGoDigital
19 July 2008
  • Conclusion: De Ricoh GR Digital zal geen massaproduct worden. Dat is ook allerminst de opzet van Ricoh. De Ricoh GR Digital moet een status apart krijgen, een camera ontworpen voor de liefhebber, de fotograaf die een kwaliteitsobjectief als de GR groothoek kan waarderen en bereid is om zich aan de camera aan te passen. Wie met de GR Digital aan de slag gaat, zal vrij snel van de camera gaan houden.
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Overall 8
7.6

Ricoh GR Digital Test

Let's go digital
30 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Ricoh GR Digital - Eigenwillige Kamera Mit der GR Digital hat Ricoh sicherlich eine angenehm eigensinnige Kamera auf dem Markt gebracht. Das ist für Ricoh nicht ungewöhnlich, die Marke hat schon häufiger außergewöhnliche Kameras eingeführt. Die Japaner haben die Kamera, und besonders das Objektiv, sicher über Nacht entwickelt. Man kann davon ausgehen, dass die Ricoh GR Digital eines der besten Objektive hat, das im Moment bei digitalen Kompaktkameras zu haben ist.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

it.qsbd.com
18 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Fornita di un molto luminoso obiettivo fisso di 28 millimetri, le generose prestazioni e i classici controlli della GR Digital fanno pensare a una reflex. Le sue ridotte dimensioni, la carcassa nera con impugnatura di gomma e i molti accessi diretti programmabili fanno di questa rarità della Ricoh un complemento tascabile ideale per qualsiasi voluminosa reflex. Il rumore nelle alte sensibilità è la sua grande materia sospesa.
  • Pros: grande qualità di immagine fino a 200 ISO, obiettivo molto luminoso di 28 millimetri, facile maneggio, eccellente macro di 1,5 centimetri…
  • Cons: elaborazione un po' lenta delle foto, meccanismo rumoroso dell'obiettivo, troppo rumore elettronico a partire da 800 ISO...
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Overall 8
8.0

RICOH Caplio GR Digital

CNET
19 June 2006
  • Summary: Ricoh GR Digital是目前市面僅存的隨身定焦機,28mm廣角鏡加上F2.4大光圈讓GR Digital在風景或是團體照上非常方便,但Ricoh較慢的速度和鏡頭伸出時明顯的聲音依然存在。
  • Pros: 手動功能豐富、光圈2.4夠大、有熱靴可接外閃、畫質不錯、廣角鏡頭
  • Cons: 定焦鏡在便利性上稍微不足、開機速度稍慢、鏡頭伸出聲音明顯、高ISO雜訊表現不佳
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