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...
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
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.
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.
Conclusion: Priced at Â£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.
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 ...
Ricoh GR : Premium-Kompaktkamera mit guter Bildqualität
19 February 2014
Summary: Beeindruckende Bildqualität im kompakten Gehäuse Die Ricoh GR bietet eine sehr gute Bildqualität, die auf Augenhöhe mit DSLRs oder Systemkameras ist. Objektiv und Bildsensor sind gut aufeinander abgestimmt.
Pros: sehr gute Bildqualität, schneller Autofokus, Verarbeitung
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