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Ricoh GR

16 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor GR ENGINE V & Anti Read more

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Review – The Ricoh GR

maceditionradio.com
15 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Large sensors in small cameras! Remember those ads for diamonds that promised that good things come in small packages? The Ricoh GR packs a large APS-C sensor , with a fixed focal length lens that is both small and sharp, built into what might just seem like an ordinary point-and-shoot pocket camera, but instead can often outperform its full-sized DSLR larger cousins.
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Ricoh GR hands on review: a pricey APS-C camera

gearburn.com
8 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Although we have seen prints of a couple of impressive sample images from Ricoh, we will reserve judgement about the image quality until we have shot some pictures. However, Ricoh has a reputation for producing cameras that capture plenty of detail, with a tendency to reveal some noise. Our only reservation at this point is the file write times. We hope that the production sample will make shooting in raw format, or raw and JPEG format, a realistic proposition.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh GR

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
7.5

Ricoh GR review

Digitaltrends
16 September 2013
  • Conclusion: As much as we like to save money, the Coolpix A is a better overall camera than the Ricoh GR. The Nikon’s images are sharper and colors more accurate. The fact the Coolpix has built-in image stabilization while the GR does not is definitely a factor. Also the lack of a focus ring takes away half the fun of shooting with an enthusiast camera. The Ricoh can take solid photos with enough light but in dim settings it doesn’t have the ISO chops of the Nikon.
  • Pros: Compact size, large APS-C sensor, 28mm prime lens, Solid photos with enough light, Extensive controls and customization
  • Cons: No focus ring on lens, Dual mics are mono, No built-in image stabilization, Noisier than main competitor
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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
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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Expert Review

reviewed
9 July 2013
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
20 June 2013
  • Summary: The Ricoh GR is quite a special camera; a pocketable compact that benefits significantly from its APS-C sensor. Comparisons will naturally be drawn with Nikon’s Coolpix A , which currently commands an asking price around £400 more, and testing the two side-by-side shows the GR to either equal or better it in most areas.
  • Pros: Light weight yet solid build; Consistent sharpness across frame; Great shot-to-shot times; Speedy AF
  • Cons: Slightly warm AWB; Disappointing video quality; Sensitive metering system; JPEG noise reduction too harsh
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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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