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Ricoh GR Digital Camera

DP Review Gold Trusted Reviews Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
16.2MP CMOS Nov 2013
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38 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

This compact camera has received eighteen awards from experts.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom said that this Ricoh camera was great.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, CNET.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Reviewed.com all of whom said that this camera was terrific.

This Ricoh camera received a "Gold" from both DP Review and Buy-n-shoot.com, both of which said that this camera was terrific.

This compact camera received a "Recommended" from both Trusted Reviews and Akam.no, both of which decided that this camera was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Sixty-nine experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this compact camera on average 80%.

Good User Reviews

Based on 166 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 86 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who bought it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer said in their review two years ago “I really like old film camera colour and feeling, this camera can makes a pictures excellently what I want to” . In the same month Brian Hamilton gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “The anti alias filter has been removed which means you will obtain bitingly sharp pictures”. Chris Hulance wrote in his review on Amazon “Taken some nice pictures with it”.

Several customers concluded that it had a good image sensor. Absolutespirit mentioned “The sensor a decent size (APSc)” in their review and gave the product an excellent rating. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “And Ricoh make the problem much worse by charging an astonishing 200eu to clean the sensor, actually profiting by the design flaw that Ricoh designed into the camera”. Brian Hamilton wrote “Well, first thing is the sensor is now APS-C size, which means it has the same sensor as your average consumers DSLR”.

A number of Ricoh GR owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Millionsofpeaches gave the Ricoh GR a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Ricoh GR review “Then I, m happy shooting between 28mm”. Mr. S. Haunts wrote in their Ricoh GR review on Amazon last year “This is great for increasing your shooting confidence if performing close quarters street photography which is where this camera really excels”. In the same month Sbno1 wrote “Shooting full 360 degree panoramic video”.

Several people said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Alfeseg mentioned on Amazon “You can shoot comfortably above 800 iso with hardly any grain”.

Several Ricoh GR reviewers who reviewed the Ricoh GR agreed that it was good in low light. T.blair gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It's also good in low light and an intuitive menu system”. Itreviews.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote four years ago “Ricoh has wisely decided to keep all the best features from the last model, while adding an improved engine, faster AF, continuous shooting and better low-light imagery” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Ricoh GR reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens. Absolutespirit mentioned on Amazon “The lens is very sharp (no AA filter) & fast enough at f2.8 (though I do miss f1.8 a little” in their Ricoh GR review. Alfeseg wrote on Amazon “The lens is amazing”. In November Buxz777 wrote “Now having a slr size sensor and super sharp 28mm lens right there in your pocket” in their review of the Ricoh GR.

A few Ricoh GR reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Karia said in their review “The Ricoh CX5 astounded me in terms of swift focus and beautifully 'inky' black”. Millionsofpeaches said “In poor light slows down substantially, luckily the snap focus can help there”. Millionsofpeaches also mentioned “The handing and buttons etc are the best and the most intuitive I have ever used, great for one handed use autofocus in good light is near instant.”.

Some people said that the product had a good zoom. J. Matthews said on Amazon “Yes it's expensive for a compact camera with no zoom.” and rated the product as excellent. Steve Kindleson wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “From a creative perspective I find using fixed focal length far more interesting to use than zoom”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote four years ago “This fixed-lens compact won’t be for everyone on account of its lack of zoom.” .

One Ricoh GR reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Digitaltrends.com wrote three years ago “The fact the Coolpix has built-in image stabilization while the GR does not is definitely a factor” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Ricoh GR reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was noisy. Laura H wrote three years ago “There is definite noise at high ISOs.” in her review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Laura H also mentioned “It is somehow good noise and almost adds to the character of those images”. Steve Kindleson mentioned on Amazon “Sure there is grain/noise at high ISO.” in his Ricoh GR review.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Ricoh GR was quiet. Brian Hamilton rated the product as excellent and he wrote two years ago “As each iteration of the GRD cameras came along they slowly, quietly and without fanfare, changed what was thought possible from a compact camera”. In the same month David Rodrigues said on Amazon “Islamic law doesn't like people being photographer so I wanted something very silent and that looked very inoffensive” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Millionsofpeaches said in their review of this digital camera “So stealthy in black with an almost silent shutter” .

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Easy to Use

Some customers agreed that the product was easy to use. Alfeseg wrote in their Ricoh GR review “Full control”. Alfeseg also said “A real photographer's camera and a pleasure to use”. Daz mentioned on Amazon “Great camera Easy to use and works great with my gear vr” in their Ricoh GR review.

Some Ricoh GR owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Adam K. mentioned in his review of the Ricoh GR on Amazon “This could actually be a wonderful camera as the handling, build quality”. Expert On What is Any Good mentioned “Older film Ricohs this is very similar and handles beautifully”. Graham M Reid mentioned on Amazon “A wonderful camera! It's got some of the best handling of any camera I've used” in his review of the Ricoh GR.

A few people concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Brian Hamilton said on Amazon “The menus are easy to navigate”. Karia mentioned in their Ricoh GR review “There are enough settings in that field alone to explore” . Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review “With careful exposure settings and post-capture editing” .

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good experience. Oliver mentioned on Amazon “A different experience in compact form” in his review of the Ricoh GR. One person thought this digital camera had a good interface. Absolutespirit said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The User Interface is brilliant - pretty much everything you could want is to hand, quickly”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Ricoh GR reviewers considered that the product had good features. Buxz777 mentioned on Amazon “You can customise the hell out of it so you can also use it one handed which is very handy and features like the snap focus”. Matt said “The extra features are great.” in his review of the Ricoh GR. Photographyblog.com gave the Ricoh GR a score of 5 stars and mentioned “The Ricoh GR Digital III is a thinking photographers dream camera, offering a wealth of features, superb handling, almost infinite customisation, fast operation”.

Robust

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Cla scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Well built (not plastic stuff!” in their Ricoh GR review. E. Callway said on Amazon “This beautifully made and solid, 'enthusiast' compact camera, with its large APS-C CMOS sensor, offers pictures of DSLR quality” in their review of this digital camera. Gb. scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent image quality, build, features and portability” in their review of the Ricoh GR.

Ten customers wrote that the Ricoh GR was strong and durable. Expert On What is Any Good wrote on Amazon “It's rugged and small.”. Iain Mcarthur mentioned “The frame feels sturdy and rigid with a dull black finish (stealth mode)”. Steve Kindleson scored the Ricoh GR 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Sensor deliver exceptional image performance, which, coupled with its rugged, compact form, is tending more”.

One Ricoh GR owner said in their reviews that it was reliable. Smh.com.au wrote “Image quality is reliably good” in their Ricoh GR review.

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Nice Design

A number of Ricoh GR owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Brian Hamilton gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “Gives lush, sharp and beautifully coloured pictures”. Buxz777 said in their review “This would give me a great ricoh style processed jpeg”. Cliente Amazon said on Amazon “It's small and elegant”.

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “The model's utilitarian design makes for an excellent shooting experience” and rated the product 4 stars. Expert website Ephotozine.com said ten years ago “Their no-nonsense design was loved by photographers who simply wanted a camera that not only did its job.”. Macworld.com wrote on Mac World three years ago “The Ricoh GR is designed for enthusiast photographers who can appreciate its quality, design, image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people who bought it concluded that it was ergonomic. Amazon Customer said in their Ricoh GR review on Amazon “The image quality from the GR series is amazing and the ergonomics are the best of any camera I've handled”. Brian Hamilton said “The most ergonomically pleasing and well thought out camera I had ever used” and rated it 5 stars. Matt gave the Ricoh GR a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his Ricoh GR review “Astonishingly good ergonomics”.

A number of Ricoh GR reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Greg Greenhalgh mentioned on Amazon “The joy of having a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) sized sensor in such a neat little compact camera, means the Ricoh was always going to win”. Laura H gave the product a score of 5 stars and she wrote “There are so many neat functions that this camera has that I could go on forever” in her Ricoh GR review. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of the Ricoh GR three years ago “It is delightfully small and neat for a camera wit” .

Some Ricoh GR reviewers considered that this digital camera was smooth. Alfeseg mentioned in their Ricoh GR review two years ago “Even at 1600 the grain is perfectly acceptable and is smooth and creamy”. Avhub.com.au said “Sharp, smooth VGA display with accurate onscreen images” in their Ricoh GR review.

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Good Size

Several people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was compact. B. Attenborrow gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “I wanted a compact that provided DSLR control that I could use on holidays” in their review. B. Attenborrow also wrote “This is that compact! It's an out”. Brian Hamilton wrote on Amazon “A compact camera with a wide angle prime lens with very wide maximum aperture, that's a joke right? Only it wasn't” in his Ricoh GR review.

Several customers said in their reviews that it was thin. Bewarethetoon gave it an excellent review and wrote three years ago “Fitted in the jacket or pocket of my slim fitted suit! It's also very, very well made, works right out of the box ( after a charge of course!)”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “Acclaimed for their slim, well-designed bodies” in their Ricoh GR review and rated it 4 stars. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review “The GRs slim design makes it truly pocketable, bu”.

A number of Ricoh GR reviewers thought it was lightweight. Photoanswers.co.uk wrote in their review of the Ricoh GR on expert review site Photo Answers.co.uk “The Ricoh GR Digital II is small, lightweight”. Gizmodo.com wrote “The GR packs mid-size DSLR imaging in a pocketable and lightweight form factor that isnt anything” in their review of the Ricoh GR. Gizmodo.com also mentioned “SExpandIts affordable, its lightweight, its durable”.

A number of Ricoh GR owners who bought it considered that it was a good body shape. A few weeks ago 328910109 said on Amazon “It has the best operation, small body to put in pockets” in their review of the Ricoh GR and rated this digital camera as very good. J. Bootle mentioned on Amazon “The main reason I have invested so much in the Ricoh GR line is the build quality, solid magnesium body with excellent ergonomics”. Expert website V3.co.uk wrote “Its matt black magnesium alloy body is superbly crafted”.

Some Ricoh GR owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was a good size. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Ricoh GR review “Really nice size, grip feeling, speed”. Mrs R. wrote in her review of this digital camera “Best camera ever my husband just loves it, takes excellent pictures and is an ideal size for putting in his pocket” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers reckoned that the Ricoh GR was good quality. 328910109 mentioned “Good quality because of the aps-c sensor! If you are familiar with Pentax's DSLRs, I guess you will quickly get started”. Adam K. said “The image quality is excellent.” in his Ricoh GR review although he only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100. Two years ago Al wrote on Amazon “Whilst the construction is 'sturdy' the quality of the pictures” in his Ricoh GR review but even so he only rated it 2 stars.

Good Support

Some people said that it had good technical guidance. J. Bootle mentioned “Up until now though these cameras have still just been well built compacts with manual controls”. Tg wrote on Amazon “Small size, quality, big sensor, customisable, full manual command, super! I'm highly satisfied with this purchase” in their review of the Ricoh GR. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It also has a very useful manual focus mode” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Ricoh GR reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Iain Mcarthur said on Amazon “The images I've made so far are extremely sharp when viewed on the screen and I'm sure they will be even more impressive on my Mac/ iPad”. Micpool wrote “Also how much better the viewer could display the panoramas captured by the camera with a bit of effort on the software side” in their review of this digital camera yet they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “With a fixed 28mm wide-angle lens, high-sensitivity 10 megapixel sensor, excellent 3 inch LCD screen and faster auto-focus system, can the Ricoh GR Digital IV j” .

One person who purchased the Ricoh GR concluded that it was mirrorless. Wayne Goodman said on Amazon in November last year “It's literally a compact mirror less camera that can go anywhere with you” in his Ricoh GR review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Ricoh GR owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good battery life. J. Matthews mentioned two years ago “Plugging a camera into electricity socket is not something I was keen on so I bough a cheap charger of Amazon with another cheap battery as back up” in their review of the Ricoh GR. Phil wrote on Amazon “Very robust, if Ricoh produced a better capacity battery would be even better” in his review. Stanza gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Battery life is average” in their review.

Good Connectivity

Some people who purchased the product thought it was wifi compatible. B. Attenborrow mentioned in their Ricoh GR review in November “I use it with the equally compact Fuji EF-X20 flashgun which the Ricoh enables you to use wirelessly for truly amazing flexibility” and rated it as very good. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review on expert website Ephotozine “Features a number of updates including built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, improved white balance, noise performance, effects modes, as well as the capability to wirelessly control external flash units”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The camera offers built in Wi-Fi and NFC, bringing the camera more up to date”.

Good Exposure Control

One customer considered that it had good exposure controls.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Ricoh compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Ricoh.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Ricoh GR supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($647.99) which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot G1X which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Ricoh GR has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot G1X which is cheaper; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($647.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh GR has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GR.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot G12 ($675.12) which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot G1X which is cheaper.

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Very Light

The average weight of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 310g. The Ricoh GR is quite light (only 215 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the GR.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the PowerShot G1X (534g), or the PowerShot G15 (352g) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (330g) which is also cheaper.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Ricoh GR has a very long maximum camera shutter speed (300 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the GR. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 300s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 46s.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Ricoh GR has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the GR.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Ricoh GR is more than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Ricoh camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the GR the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 820,000 pixels. The Ricoh GR has a very high display resolution (1,230,000 pixel) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GR.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 3,200 and 52,000. At 25,600, the Ricoh GR has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Ricoh GR is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the GR. The photo effect "Positive film" is also found on this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 16, the Ricoh GR has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The biggest maximum aperture of compact cameras that are a similar age to the GR is 1.8 and the smallest is 22.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Ricoh GR is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GR. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The Ricoh GR has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Ricoh GR has a higher image resolution than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Ricoh GR is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems Exif 2.2 and RAW are also supported by this Ricoh camera.

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Very Short

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the heights range from 58mm to 94mm, and the average height is 68mm. At only 61 millimeters, the Ricoh GR is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Ricoh GR has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Ricoh digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 18.3 millimeters, the Ricoh GR has a very short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average minimum focal length of compact cameras that are a similar age to the GR is 27mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 18mm to 35mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the GR do not support WiFi connectivity. The Ricoh GR is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($647.99), or the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Ricoh GR does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GR also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot G1X; or the Canon PowerShot G12 ($675.12) are also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Ricoh GR is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Ricoh GR is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the GR are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GR, the Ricoh GR does not have a GPS.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 28mm, the longest is 1,300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 230mm. At only 28 millimeters, the Ricoh GR has a very short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Ricoh GR is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh GR

Released Over Three Years Ago

Ricoh released the GR over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Ricoh GR has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the PowerShot G1X, and the PowerShot G15 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G12 ($675.12) (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Canon PowerShot G1X (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Ricoh GR has a fairly standard megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the GR.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G7 ($549.00) (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including cheaper cameras such as the PowerShot G1X, or the PowerShot G15 both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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17 December 2015

I started my photography journey as a street photographer, before becoming a photojournalist. As fate would have it, I have long since traded my camera for a laptop as a technology journalist. But... Read more…

16 December 2015

I started my photography journey as a street photographer, before becoming a photojournalist. As fate would have it, I have long since traded my camera for a laptop as a technology journalist.But... Read more…

26 October 2015

My routine is unpack the unit, insert the battery and an SD card and switch on assuming the battery has power I take a few test shots and this was when I discovered there was no zoom available. I... Read more…

15 October 2015

If you loved the 2013 Ricoh GR then stick with it. The 2015 GR II doesn't bring anything new other than Wi-Fi connectivity, which in turn pushes up the price tag. The original camera was already...

21 August 2015

For inconspicuous and quick street shooting or as a travel camera for landscape fans, the Ricoh GR II hits the mark. But If you want video or the shooting-angle flexibility that a movable LCD or...

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Reviewed 5 April 2010 by Mr. Neil Patrick Berry

If you are a serious amateur with a good knowledge of camera techniques, but find yourself leaving your SLR at home too often - because of its bulk - then the Ricoh Digital could be for you. I... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Jambon
Jambon would recommend the Ricoh GR Digital 2

I am not a street photographer, a professional photographer, or even a true enthusiast as I understand the term. I'm a suburban consumer primarily interested in shooting family, pets and... Read more…

Reviewed 28 November 2009 by Kindle Customer

Had this for a few months now and am VERY pleased indeed. Really good handling, very bright and clear screen, quick and responsive. Images very good quality and camera has very fast lens so... Read more…

Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Jay Drayton

The only compelling reasons to choose the RICOH GR II over the excellent GR are the new Wi-Fi and the remote control features. Problem is, as of right now, the app that supports the function... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Adrian

Gotten from bhphotovideo as it is still not available in Singapore. Super fast delivery of 3 days! Yet to fully test out the cam. Initial findings: Af speed in low light pretty fast and good... Read more…

Great Resolution
Small Compact
Snap Focus - Unique
Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Viewfinder
No Viewfinder
Short Battery Life
Poor Image Stabilization
Customizable
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh 161, ricoh 161m, ricoh 161mp
Barcodes 00026649757334, 04961311883637, 04961311887505, 04961311902567, 04961311902574, 04961311910234, 05053973253855

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