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Ricoh GR (2013 model)
9.2 out of 10

Ricoh GR (2013 model)

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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.
  • 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 (wi...
  • Cons: Small and tightly-packed controls, Fiddly locking Mode dial, Exposure compensation easily bumped, Fixed focal-length lens, Muted colors by default (but can be dialed up for snappier color), Auto white balance tends rather cool, Limited dynamic range in default JPEGs, Default noise reduction too s...
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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
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...
  • 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 10
10

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
6 June 2013
  • Conclusion: , the Ricoh GR doesn't feature Wi-Fi communication built-in. But it is compatible with Eye-Fi cards if you want to be able to transfer images wirelessly.
  • Pros: Large maximum aperture, Quick and easy to use, Great customisation options, Sharp, high-quality images
  • Cons: Macro focusing isn't automatic, No viewfinder included, No touchscreen, LCD can be hard to see at awkward angles
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Overall 9
8.6

Pentax Ricoh GR review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Anyone who has used a camera in Ricoh's GR series will know that they really are a photographer's camera. The many different custom settings make the camera operate as the user intends, and all shooting features are easily accessed.
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Overall 9
9.0

Ricoh GR

Trusted Reviews
28 June 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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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10

Ricoh GR

PhotographyBLOG
17 June 2013
  • Summary: A camera with a fixed 28mm lens and no built-in viewfinder is never going to be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're in the market for a responsive, full-featured, understated and pocketable camera that delivers outstanding still images, then look no further than the new Ricoh GR.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Photo answers
14 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Priced at £600, the Ricoh GR is not only (currently, June 2013) the most affordable APS-C compact on the market, it's also incredible value for money considering the host of features it has on offer.
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Overall 10
10

Ricoh GR review

TechRadar UK
6 June 2013
  • Summary: Ricoh joins the APS-C format compact party
  • Pros: Large maximum aperture, Quick and easy to use, Great customisation options, Sharp, high-quality images, Ricoh has given the GR the features that a serious photographer wants without going over the top with extras, so the camera is quick and easy to use. The control arrangement doesn't take long t...
  • Cons: Macro focusing isn't automatic, No viewfinder included, No touchscreen, LCD can be hard to see at awkward angles, One of the few issues we have with the GR is the need to activate the Macro focusing facility on a regular basis. It would be nice if this could be done automatically. The LCD screen ...
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Overall 9
9.0

Ricoh GR Review

ePHOTOzine
23 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The Ricoh GR is the latest Ricoh GR digital camera, the 5th version of the compact "street" camera. Designed to fit easily into your pocket, the camera has a fixed focal length equivalent to 28mm, with this latest version featuring a much larger 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, without dramatically...
  • Pros: Extremely sharp lens, Excellent noise performance, Quick performance, Very compact, Price compared to competition, 3 customisable function buttons, AdobeDNG raw file format, 8fps shooting when shooting raw, Interval shooting
  • Cons: Only 4 continuous shots when shooting raw, No 16:9 aspect ratio option, No scene modes, or panoramic mode, Short battery life
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Lyd & Billede
30 September 2013
  • Excerpt: De har længe været en slags underhund. Ricoh har ligesom alle andre lavet nogle møgkameraer, men samtidig har de haft en serie kompaktkameraer, der ufortjent har stået i skyggen af de mere kendte kameramærker.
  • Pros: Meget høj råfil-kvalitet, Skarp optik, Fleksibel opsætning, Solidt bygget
  • Cons: Begrænset billed-buffer, Upræcis AF i svagt lys, Moderate videoegenskaber, Batteritiden
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