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.
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. Yes, most of these features area also available on SLR cameras, but how many are available on a camera the size of a medium point-and-shoot?
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 ... the bad parts of this camera are...weak in low light...meaning Noise... in low light...you will be forced to use iso 1000 or more...and u will begin to see Noise..
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... in low light...you will be forced to use iso 1000 or more...and u will begin to see Noise...more than normal..
Summary: I have been a long time fan of the Ricoh GXR system. The modular system keeps dust off the sensor and it is compact and light. Image quality is superb when used with the 'A12' modules. As the system is discontinued, with no information whether there will be any replacement, and if so whether the new model will be backwards compatible, I purchased a second body as spare for that 'just in case' scenario. They are going for a song now!