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.
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...
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 ...
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.
Excerpt: Very good camera. The lens is very sharp with low distortion and flare. It fits very well in a jacket pocket. When it comes to high iso performance it doesn´t quite match a dslr with the 16 mp Sony sensor like the Nikon D7000, but compared to compacts with small sensors it definitely plays in...
Excerpt: The Ricoh GXR M-mount is very, very clever and has some unique features. You can assign direct ISO-control to the ADJ-switch, direct whitebalance selection to the zoom buttons and exposure compensation to the +/- buttons.
Summary: When I bought it I knew this was the wrong camera. My other cameras are film or digital SLRs with prime lenses. I have Nikons for speedy autofocus and a Pentax for the jewel-like look the FA 43mm/1.9 and FA 77mm/1.8 give.
Summary: This is a hidden gem for photographers, this system may be pricey for the lenses with larger sensors, but you can literally store this camera in any bag. It's the most portable SLR system out there, and well built. I recommend to any serious photographer that they get this system.