ELLIOT P STERN: isn't the Ricoh GXR with modules a mirrorless camera. I cannot believe how often you just omit this product from your selections.
Thanks for replying. Back to the GXR and Mount A12 though. This system can mount many interchangeable lenses and with an adapter the choice becomes limitless.All I am saying is that it's a real contender and should have been included.
Real shame . I asked the same question to Richard Butler why, in the Buyers' Guide: Enthusiast Raw-shooting compact cameras, the Ricoh GRDIV wasn't selected. Now, I am more surprised by the omission of the GXR. When you see user reviews of the GXR Mount A12 performing better than the Sony 5N this system can not be dismissed so easily.
Prognathous: I'd take Ricoh's GXR/S10 over all of these cameras, mostly for user interface, ergonomics, tele-macro and scalability for different needs (via front mounted converters and lensor modules).
Richard, was the GRDIV too late to be included ??
A real contender I can imagine the difficulties including the GXR Mount A12 with Leica glass in the review.. sigh
Photohobbyfun: Is there a schedule for when to expect the full review?
and the Ricoh GRDIV
Confused of Malvern: What about Pentax? We were promised an interview.
Pentax / Ricoh Photo Plus images here. Seems these two brands are not on the radar for DPR. http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/general-photography-industry/107594d1320089931-pdn-photoplus-expo-img-3415.jpghttp://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/general-photography-industry/107595d1320089994-pdn-photoplus-expo-img-3454.jpghttp://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/general-photography-industry/107596d1320090015-pdn-photoplus-expo-img-3530.jpg
sedentary_male: The cult continues! The sample images on the Ricoh website have a very pleasing white balance and appear sharper to my eye. I wonder if anything has been done with the optical filter. This is a very tempting upgrade and I look forward to testing one out at my local dealer. The build quality in my experience has exceptional as with the GXR - bulit like a tank.
When compared to the GRDIII. If you read more you'll understand why the GR series is 'the' stealthy street shooter.
Thanks for the preview. I read : "The textured surface that wraps around the right edge of the GRD IV's plastic body ensures a firm hold of the camera while the placement of the rear control points allows you to adjust exposure controls from a comfortable hand position."Shouldn't this read magensuim alloy body??
jpr2: if only Ricoh took heed of the recent uproars created by built-in VFs of x100 and Nex7 :( !!
Phil1 the jpeg engine in the GX100, Ricoh R4 aside, was the best ever in a Ricoh digital camera. That may have now changed with the GRDIV. Still have my GX100 somewhere.
The cult continues! The sample images on the Ricoh website have a very pleasing white balance and appear sharper to my eye. I wonder if anything has been done with the optical filter. This is a very tempting upgrade and I look forward to testing one out at my local dealer. The build quality in my experience has exceptional as with the GXR - bulit like a tank.
Quentin (UK): Poor Samsung. They introduce a "me too" compact high end camera to compete with Sony's game changing Nex range, and its already outclassed by the upcoming Sony Nex-7.
Not all M-mount lenses by Leica, Voigtlander, etc will work properly on the NEX, the wide-anle lenses in particular suck because the NEX sensor lacks micro lenses unlike the GXR M mount unit that also uses focus-peaking with extremely easy manual focushttp://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gxr/unit5.html
ijack: It’s somewhat intriguing to me so many people are so hyped up about this. The only thing Sony did, is move the viewfinder to the left of the camera…, and removed the mirror from its SLT lines.
Sony and Ricoh are the only two that use the high-contrast focus option. More of a concern if you're shooting with manual lenses is whether this sensor has micro lenses to help with illumination at the sensor edges. I have preordered the Ricoh GXR mount and still happy to do so. The fact that it is a dedicated m mount and Ricoh's excellent user interface to name a few.
Kirppu: At this point http://a.img-dpreview.com/previews/sonynex5n/images/NEX-SLTadapter2.jpg why not just buy fullbody?I don't see any benefits from the "small body" in this situation.
No mention on whether the image sensor has micro lenses to support wide angle lenses. This is a concern of mine and the reason I have preordered the Ricoh GXR M mount. Earlier NEX models struggled with getting enough light to the edge of the sensor, affecting the picture quality esp. at the edge of the photo.
It's official - finally ! Role on September 09thhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln91Hk_gccE
Hoya media release in English :