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Ricoh-gr.33958617
9.4 out of 10

Ricoh GR

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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh GR Review

thinkdigit.com
15 October 2013
  • Summary: The Ricoh GR is an impressively spec'd camera that we couldn't help but put through our testing. A fairly new brand to the Indian camera scene, Ricoh has on its hands a camera that really could be a winner.
  • Pros: Very well built, Fast focusing, 35mm crop mode is great, Very low noise even at ISO 3200
  • Cons: Manual focus is cumbersome, Macro mode doesn't get you very close
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Overall 8
7.9

Ricoh GR

outdoorgearlab.com
28 August 2013
  • Conclusion: When we first picked up the GR, we didn't think its tiny, plastic body would hold a candle to its beefy competition, such as the leather and metal X100s or the large bodied super zooms. But boy, we were wrong. The GR is an incredibly well thought out camera, with simple operation, and a no-frills construction that has great image quality and great ease of use. The prime f/2.8 28mm lens provides good sharpness and contrast to the 16.2 effective megapixel sensor.
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Overall 9
9.0

Ricoh GR

imaging-resource.com
28 July 2013
  • Conclusion: If you're a fan of large sensors and fixed prime lenses, things are really starting to look up for you. For years, your selection of cameras has been fairly limited. This year, that's finally changed, with the debuts in quick succession of the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR. Both companies have clearly had the same photographer in mind with their creations, and on paper the two cameras are incredibly hard to separate.
  • Pros: Good ergonomics, Light and compact for its lens and sensor size, Well-suited to single-handed shooting, Extremely (!!) customizable, Sharp, detailed images, Very good high ISO performance, Excellent dynamic range in RAW files, Excellent f/2.8 lens, with built-in ND filter, Low lens distortion (with no correction performed by processor), Fast autofocus, Very good low-light focusing (though can be slow), Very fast prefocused shutter lag, Bright, vivid RGBW LCD monitor, ...
  • Cons: Good ergonomics, Light and compact for its lens and sensor size, Well-suited to single-handed shooting, Extremely (!!) customizable, Sharp, detailed images, Very good high ISO performance, Excellent dynamic range in RAW files, Excellent f/2.8 lens, with built-in ND filter, Low lens distortion (with no correction performed by processor), Fast autofocus, Very good low-light focusing (though can be slow), Very fast prefocused shutter lag, Bright, vivid RGBW LCD monitor, ...
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A compact camera, all grown up.

cameras.reviewed.com
9 July 2013
  • Conclusion: There are a lot of arguments against buying a camera like the Ricoh GR. Its fixed, wide-angle focal length means you can't really use it for sports or action. Abysmal video quality means it's an abject failure as a multimedia device. And at $800... well, you could get a DSLR and a couple lenses for the same price. The GR is also one of the best-handling pocketable cameras we've ever used.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ricoh GR Review

Digital Photography School
15 June 2013
  • Conclusion: excellent in all respects: vivid, natural colour, razor sharpness. A top performer.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
6 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Ricoh isn't a widely recognised camera brand in the way that Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Olympus are, but its compact cameras have found favour with enthusiasts and professionals in the past. The new Ricoh GR is an excellent addition to the Ricoh Pentax camera lineup, and given its considerably lower price than the Nikon Coolpix A and Fuji X100S, we think it could be a hit - it deserves to be.
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Overall 9
9.3
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Ricoh GR Review

What Digital Camera
18 April 2013
  • Summary: is quite a special camera; a pocketable compact that benefits significantly from its APS-C sensor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh GR

MacWorld
6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Sturdy, light, magnesium alloy body; excellent image quality; excellent menu system and physical controls; excellent Raw files with in-camera Raw processing
  • Pros: Sturdy, light, magnesium alloy body; excellent image quality; excellent menu system and physical controls; excellent Raw files with in-camera Raw processing
  • Cons: Separate battery charger sold separately; no built-in Wi-Fi; no image stabilisation; exposure compensation rocker switch prone to accidental changes
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh GR review

Pocket Lint
6 August 2013
  • Conclusion: If you've been stroking your chin about buying a fixed focal length compact camera with a large sensor then we're not surprised: the choices in this niche market are limited, while each available option has its limitations. Fortunately the Ricoh GR sits up there among the best of them in - for us it's better than the Nikon Coolpix A on account of its price tag alone.
  • Pros: Image quality is exceptional, super-sharp lens, well priced considering the competition, plenty of customisation options, f/2.8 aperture, built-in ND filter (also works in auto), converter lenses and hotshoe for optical finder/accessories
  • Cons: Autofocus can be hit and miss, autofocus in low-light hunts to excess, battery life isn't good enough, no tilt-angle screen rules out waist-level work, limited buffer capacity for burst shooting, clunky manual focus
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Overall 9
9.0

Ricoh GR

Trusted Reviews
12 July 2013
  • Summary: If you have £600 to spend on a compact, spend it on this.
  • Pros: Impressive shot to shot times, A good level of sharpness throughout the frame, Lightweight yet robust body, Impressive AF system
  • Cons: Metering system a touch too sensitive, AWB can at times be a touch too warm, Harsh noise reduction on JPEG files, Video quality a letdown
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