Ricoh GR Digital

Announced Sep 13, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 mm
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By far the best camera I have owned. I have used cameras with better image quality, but this camera is just special. User interface has yet to be beaten. Lovely for black and white jpg. Problems: I got a few issues with the camera : camera stuck when you press the "adj" button, lens not retracting. All got fixed for free by Ricoh, way after the warranty periode (by as far as 5 years !). BEST customer service as well.

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schaki
 
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Easy to use, fast operation. The noise do not bother me, not even in color-mode. I like the camera's ability to produce good B&W-pictures the macro is great too. In colour its images have a nice film-like look, although not quite as good as the Minolta Dimage EX 1500 wide/zoom which is excellent in that regard. The Grd can be very silent as long as one stick to snapmode instead of the usual autofocus. At least for me I've found that centre-metering works best and spot in combination with ...

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dholl
 
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An inspiring camera. I really would like to get hold of one again, tho' the used market still demands a fair whack for it. Beware: the IQ can sometimes appear rather rubbish. Similar to the cult Olympus E-1 the GR-D will produce outstanding work if you use it right...if you use it for what it is not intended (snap-shots, colour low-lights, action) then you have the wrong camera. Recommended for those, who decide against the Sigma DP1.

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Kweide
 
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My little always with me gem. Will never give it up ! So well built, so easy to use. SNAP mode is top feature for street photography and GRD so small, nearly invisible... Problems:

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uhuznaa
 
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Very nice little camera with a very good user interface and (nowadays) a nearly unique way of taking photos without all the digital uglyness (like artifacts caused by heavy noise suppression) in them. You pay the price for that with quite a bit of noise when using higher ISO settings, though. But even this noise is not really offending and works well with BW photos. It may well be *the* digital compact for BW work. If you set it to snap focus, the thing is very fast for a compact -- if you ...

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Solid build & good manual controls. Serious issues (complaints) with colour, video quality & placement of one button. My 4th digital compact and first Ricoh. I cannot recommend this camera. Although purchased cheap as an out going model for $450 ($999 when first released) my daughter's $150 Canon has better colour management and video quality. Provided software not compatible with Vista. Wide adapter & viewfinder accessories way over priced. Not recommended. Problems: Jpeg colour is flat and ...

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mylan
 
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This camera is pure fun! It is quality product, it can deliver, but please do not buy it as ordinary point-and-shoot or main camera for weddings. It's very quiet in operation but at the same time be prepared for some charming noise... Problems: Weather sealing is very high on my wish list...

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powpowphotos
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I have been using this camera for around 2 years now, it is a wonderful camera with a great feel to it. the ease of use and control that you have at your fingertips is great. The image has a little too much noise at higher ISOs. The RAW Images are good but the camera doesn't come with any RAW software viewer and it takes too long to write. 10-15 seconds is waaaay too long. I heard that there is a download you can get to write in both RAW and Jpeg simultaneously but I haven't been able to find ...

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petercasolino
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OK... I guess I should post a camera review because I always check here before I buy any Digital equipment. So Here goes.. I have had the Ricoh GR for a year and a half. The GR is very quick and responsive and fun to use. It has one of the fastest shutter lag times out of any point and shoot. (this is primarily why I bought it) When you push the shutter, it takes the picture. That is important!! I would rather have a soft picture of the Hindenburg exploding, then the ground burning 10 ...

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edouble
 
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camera with a unique grain/noise. I mostly use it for b/w photography, since it has a very strong red cast when shooting color (after I sent it in for reparation (the lens broke). The sharpness of the 28m f2.4 lens is good. Noise is visible even at 64iso, but it gives my photographs a specific 'cinematic' look since it's such a filmlike grain. I almost always use manual settings. Aperture and shutterspeed are set easily using the two dials. Because it's such a small and discrete camera its ...

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