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!
Summary: My background: I own 2 GXR camera units, the 28, 50, and M-Mount A12 lensors, as well as the P10 small lensor and the EVF. I also own the Canon 5DII and assorted L lenses for occasions where the big guns need to come out. I was one of the first to jump onto the mirrorless bandwagon, and got a M43 Panasonic G1, and later the GH2.
Summary: Because my Ricoh Digital Camera (GXR) is one of the most enjoyable instruments that I have ever owned, I term my camera as 'Delicious.' Over the years I have owned superb, expensive cameras with the 'most famous names.' I have had the 'gilded' opportunity to purchase a great deal of camera equipment in Tokyo and Hong Kong (duty free shops)during my working years overseas. I am not 'puffing' but I am extremely delighted. with 'very sweet' photographic results.
Best User Interface ever. Great camera, buy it now.
30 October 2011
Summary: I love this camera. I've used many systems trying to find the perfect street photographer / versatile carry around camera, and this is it. As background, I've used: 1) Nikon - Film system including FA, FM2, FM3a, F3, F100, and Digital, including D90, D5000, D7000. All Nikon gear now sold, except the FM3a for collectors value. 2) Canon - Film system including EOS 3, EOS Elan II, and Digital - 5D (borrowed from friend). All canon gear sold.
Summary: For those considering Leica lens options on non-Leica cameras, I would recommend this little unit as a viable option...I am using this on Ricoh's base camera and it works just great... I like the results I am getting, and my images are simply superb... I did consider getting the Sony's NEX 7 (to be released later in mid November), but decided that smaller digital files, silent shutter, no AA filter and small lenses (Leica and Zeiss ZM) make this unit a superior 'street...
GXR "M" Mount A12 - the poor man's affordable Leica M8
Let it Be "Alan", Amazon
8 October 2011
Summary: This unique photographic equipment, the Rioch GXR Mount A12 12 MP Digital SLR camera (the "GXR Mount A12") presents a reviewer some difficulty to share his user experience in a concise and interesting user review. As a new owner of this product, I have a few points for the intended user of the GXR Mount A12 review : 1 NOT A STANDALONE PRODUCT This is a system product it is part of a system and requires the Ricoh GXR body module to and a compatible M-mount interchangeable...
The Ricoh GXR - an truly underrated but excellent prosumer camera system
Let it Be "Alan", Amazon
29 September 2011
Summary: As an avid photographer and gear collector for 2 decades, I have never a fan of Ricoh cameras until I own my very first Ricoh camera - the Ricoh GXR P10 kit three months ago. Outside of Japan, Ricoh has long been an underrated camera manufacturer as its camera department had been concentrating its manufacturing resouces on P&S or point and shoot rangefinder film and digital cameras.
Summary: This is my first ever review of a product, from any website. I absolutely love this camera. I spent quite a bit of time researching. Top reasons I purchased (pros): Pros 1) Liked the idea of the modular sensor/lens. 2) Upcoming module that would handle a Leica M lens. 3) All reviews pointed at extra solid construction - I have to agree - its a rock. (but not too heavy) 4) I have bigger hands, and it fits perfectly.