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..
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 another league across the iso-range. It also beats my old Nikon d60 even at high iso. Besides very good picture quality the biggest strength of this camera is the user interface.
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. The focus assist mode ("peaking") can be assigned to Fn1, but what is even better: When you half-press the shutter button, the peaking-lines dissapear, giving you a clear view of the scene. When you release it, you get back the peaking-lines.
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. Even the Nikkor 28mm/2.8 D, 2nd cheapest lens in Nikon's line, gives images of remarkable clarity compared with the Ricoh P10 module. So why did I get it?