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. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said in other reviews, this camera is fantastic and every serious photographer should have it as a convenient back-up camera or even their primary walk-around.
Summary: Great little camera. I love the various post "in camera" adjustments that can be made to B&W, etc. I'm surprised they don't sell more .Perfect size for any venue or trip, especially street shooting.
steep learning curve for me - love the fact it fits into a front pants pocket
Stephen Boice, Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: steep learning curve for me - love the fact it fits into a front pants pocket, don't love the trouble I'm having with macro focusing. I'm sure it's me, though, not the camera. excited about the camera making me a better photographer all around. I wish I could find a good book out about it like on the lx5 which it replaces for me.
Summary: Are you a professional photographer or an enthusiast? If yes, then please stop reading this review (right now!), as it is not written for you. All others, please continue….. Are you coming from a point and shoot camera? Are you looking for a camera that is good but will not break the bank? If you answered YES to either of these questions then this is the camera for you. It is a small camera with a lot of power.
Summary: I have a Pentax K-5 with tons of prime & pentax limited lenses so I wasn't sure if I really needed this camera. I decided to buy it anyway strictly as a dedicated "street shooter". After using it for about a month now, I have to say that it is fantastic! The image quality is on par or better than my K-5 / DA15 limited lens combination. The best feature of this camera is that it looks like a toy to most people and is unobtrusive.
Summary: I've been a photographer for about 15 years, I also now work as an art director, so if I'm not taking shots I'm surrounded by those who are. This little camera is a serious diamond in the rough. Don't overlook it just because it's not a Nikon or Canon. PROS: • The lens is amazing, super sharp. • Highly customizable. • Snap focus is fantastic, especially for street photography. • Size. Fits perfectly in my hand, just feels very natural.
Summary: I was looking for a portable, light weight with the largest Cmos sensor (APS-C) camera I could find, for aerial photography. This camera fills the bill and a lot more. The pictures are beautiful, the colors are right and crisp. It offers raw, Jpeg and raw+ (raw + jpeg). I am using the time lapse function that many cameras do not offer (why????). I set it on the the time spacing I want and set the camera on Auto. The results are amazing pictures.
Summary: Such a fantastic little gem of a camera, I almost want to buy another one as a backup. Very portable, I take it with me everywhere I go. I keep it in a tiny Lowe Pro Tahoe belt bag because I worry about dust. The lens is so sharp, you'll be amazed by the pixel-level detail, contrast and color. It has no AA filter, so images are really crisp. Despite the missing filter, moire has not been a problem at all in 4 months of regular use.