Summary: Faaaaaantastic camera - but not for everyone. As the lens is a fixed 28mm equivalent, people used to compacts with zoom lenses might feel a bit awkward, but this is not any compact - it is an APS-C sensor with an extremely high quality lens designed for this particular sensor. The result?
Summary: Have had the camera for about a month now. Really, really, REALLY great camera. Coming from a Canon T3 Rebel that I enjoyed very much, this camera is just so amazing for it's size. Really was what I was looking for. I think compacts are on the comeback.
Summary: I've had this camera for one day. My report after that duration: AMAZING. As I understand it, this camera has the same APS-C sensor that had the magic juice for Nikon and Pentax a few years back. The image quality is superb.
Summary: expensive. tough to figure out all of the features. there are so many. awesome photos most of the time. need to be sure your focal point is correct as it is tack sharp where the camera focuses, but may not be where you were expecting.
Summary: I bought the Ricoh GR for street photography. It works great. The Snap function is very helpful. In street photography you do not have the time to center the subject, so the Snap function uses the focus distance you set and takes the photo. Also the subject tracking is another great feature.
Summary: This camera has been such a pleasure to use... it's hard to really describe! It's like a loyal friend, a horse that's always there beside you. I had the Ricoh GX200 prior to the GR. That camera was also simply superb!!
Summary: I have owned the Nikon D5000, D7000, D800, and now D750, and the Ricoh GR is my favorite camera. It has the sensor quality/size of the D7000, a very sharp lens, good controls, and yet it's tiny and I can bring it anywhere.