Summary: Excellent sensor with minimal weight and pocket size. Feature set is as complete as you could ever want with three custom configurations provided on the mode dial. I set these up for people, landscape and macro respectively, for instant modification while on a trip.
Summary: I absolutely love this camera! Compared to my girlfriend's DSLR, this camera is so much more pocketable, which means it's easier to pull out when an opportunity strikes. I'm also relatively new to photography and this camera has been easy to learn, providing many straightforward options in an easy-to-navigate menu. I like the ability to edit RAW photos on the camera itself. The 16 MP A-COS sensor is fairly ubiquitous right now, and the image quality is decent.
Summary: I own a Sony RX100 II and the Ricoh GR. After comparing the two I was set to return the Ricoh as the pictures from the Sony looked better and sharper under large magnification. Turns out the JPEG engine in the Ricoh is not so good. The Sony's pictures shot in Raw and JPEG look very good. The Ricoh produces excellent raw images but the JPEG's are definitely not as good.
Summary: The 28mm fixed focal lens on this camera is excellent. It perhaps is not the fastest at f/2.8 but it delivers amazing results wide open and the large APS-C sensor of this camera can more than compensate for good low light performance. This combination will outperform just about any entry level DSLR in image quality, at a fraction of the weight and while also being pocketable. The image quality is noticeably greater than that of my D5100.
Summary: After using a Leica M9 and various lenses for a number of years, I became tired of the size and weight and started looking for smaller options - and yes, I know you can't compare a Leica to the Ricoh … necessarily :). The Ricoh is built for street photography and it is an absolute joy to use. It has become my favorite camera and I find I reach for it 90%+ of the time.
Full DSLR quality in a relatively pocketable form-factor.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 April 2014
Summary: I bought the GR to complement my Canon 5D3. I had not been thrilled with the quality of other point-and-shoots that I'd owned, and I didn't want to invest in another interchangeable lens system. The GR doesn't disappoint. It's a take-anywhere camera that gives me true DSLR quality. I can pixel peep at 100% and be satisfied by the sharpness of its images. In low-light, I feel the GR gives usable images up to ISO3200. The handling it great.
Summary: I am going to keep this short. There are plenty of techno reviews here, and mine will not be one of them. I love this camera. I love it's simplicity. I love the fact that it is not trying to be all cameras in one. The sensor is incredible. The user interface is ergonomic and refined.