Excerpt: I am a professional and it took me 5 years before i decided to buy a point and shoot digital camera. This camera is good, great file quality both in JPEG and RAW. only slight issues is the focus system at night. A bit of a hit an miss and you cannot rely on it. Other than that very good for outdoors and interior pics.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I use the camera for street photography. This camera is nearly perfect for street photography as it's small, silent, and still has manual controls. It also has a function called snap focus, which allows you to press the shutter rapidly and it focuses on a preset length immediately. Fantastic feature! Great camera!
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small
Cons: Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Poor in Low Light
Excerpt: This camera is almost perfect. The autofocus is quite fast, the image quality is amazing for such a tiny camera. It can fit in any pocket, even with the viewfinder on. High iso quality is also very good (up to 3200). The battery life is a plus too. The only problem is the distortion from the very wide lens and the rediculously high price on the viewfinder.
Excerpt: The size and ergonomics of this camera are awesome. And so are the black and whites. This is the best camera I had for black and white conversion actually. My only complain is that the lens is not distortion free as one might have expected being a fixed focal length. Also, the 28mm equivalent might not be as versatile as longer focal lengths, but it certainly gives your pictures a unique atmosphere.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: The Ricoh GR is a difficult product to review, and even harder to recommend. For the right user, it is remarkable - I can honestly say it's probably the best camera I've used. I came to the Ricoh from above so to speak, first as a user of semi-pro dSLR's and more recently as a user of Micro Four Thirds (currently the EM5).
Pros: Almost Silent Operation, Excellent Ergonomics, Excellent lens, Great Resolution, Intuitive Ui, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Poor Image Stabilization, Short Battery Life
Excerpt: I own a Fuji X-Pro1 and after a lot of deliberation I decided to buy this camera instead of the 23 f/1.4 lens. The main reason this camera gets 4 stars is because sometimes it sort of "freezes" and the only way, I found, to "unfreeze" it was to remove the battery. This has happened two times which is still one too many times in my opinion for a $[$] camera.GRD is very noisy at ISO 3200 but ISO 1600 is still very useable.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Small / Compact
Excerpt: The Ricoh Gr series continues to amaze me. Having such great image quality from a pocketable camera is simply a joy. Though many photographers use it for street photography, it's much more flexible than that. Only downside is the ISO at 3200 and above isn't great, unless you process in black and white. I use this for studio and portrait work, and random lifestyle images.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact, Stellar Image Quality
Excerpt: Throughout my long adult years I've pined for that first camera I ever had, that plastic Kodak "click" camera. Now I think I may have found it's reincarnation. However, there is a lot to learn with the GR; it's a serious camera (makes my Canon S95 seem like child's play). So far I'm thrilled with my results ...mostly anyway, but admit to being baffled by others.
Excerpt: I use this for street, documentary, and candid type shots. I really love the feel and how small it is. It easily slips in a front pocket. I love that it has a leaf shutter and can sync with an off camera flash up to 1/4000 of a second. One downfall that I came across today (8/6/13) is that I was on a shoot and the ISO was set at 400. I needed to drop it down to 100 but I could not. I could move the ISO higher but not lower. I did not have this problem before today.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact