Excerpt: The GXR became something quite unique when they released the mount module. Apart from Leica there was and has been no other camera specifically designed for LM mount lenses. At the time Ricoh engineers were very proud of the specially designed focal plane shutter.
Summary: I will probably love this camera when I get used to it, this is my 2nd Ricoh , loved my 1st one, this one is a bit "trigger-happy" compared to my other one. So 4 stars it is for now. Love the fact that I can change lenses.
APS-C size sensor that means sensor same size as Nikon D7000, and images are very sharp and true colours.
Naeem Rana, Amazon
10 November 2013
Summary: what is a good camera? is this a good camera? is this the best? who is it for?.I think all these questions are very hard to answer and most people want to know answers to these questions rather than graphs and numbers.
Nice photos, intriguing feature, but alas, not perfect
S. Melvin, Amazon
5 October 2013
Summary: Ricoh has designed a camera like none other. Instead of buying a xx MP camera that, as technology advances, you simply have to live with or sell - Ricoh allows you to adapt your needs as technology adapts. Want more MPs? Buy a new mount to fit on the body. Want more zoom? You can get that too.
Excerpt: if and only if.... you can get it for around usd 500 or so.... then, this camera does wonders within its limits !!! sometimes, amazon.com and everytime, amazon JP have this below usd 500 price... APS C sensor size, the kit A16 lens is MUCH sharper than nik d5200 which i did NOT buy ...
Excerpt: if and only if you can get it from japan,,, amazon jp sells this combination for usd 450, whereas rest of world is around usd 800 APS C sensor size, the kit A16 lens is MUCH sharper than nik d5200 which i did NOT buy ... the bad parts of this camera are...weak in low light...meaning Noise...
High quality lens - portable camera at a reasonable price
Alan Barr, Amazon
23 July 2013
Summary: I have been using the GXR with the 2.8 28mm equiv module for nearly 2 years and the GXR with the with the Leica mount module for about a year. I recently picked up the A-16 24-85 module. First, let me note that GXR is a great system. The 24-85 module, like the 28mm module, provides a sharp lens.