Ricoh GR Digital

Announced Sep 13, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 mm
angusbeare
 
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I've put my thoughts on this camera on my web site in case anyone's interested. http://www.angusbeare.com/Equipment/RicohGRDigital/FirstImpressions/tabid/85/Default.aspx I like the camera but I've got one or two issues with. After buying a Canon EOS i now realise what a pain the Ricoh can be in terms of changing settings. The interface on the Canon is so much better. I find the Ricoh exposure inconsistent, flash exposure poor and battery life very poor. If I leave the batteries in the ...

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Mark Turney
 
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I didn't want to like this little p&s; but, it is great. For a work-traveler like me, it's perfect....small, no-frills, just a "real" photographer's p&s. No silly things to get in the way of a good pic. It's got an excellent macro mode. Lens and pic quality great up to iso 200, and above that appears more as "grain" than the noise it really is. 12/31/2006 - Love it more every day. See my post on the forum r/t VT and CT snapshots. 01/22/07 - Still love this camera. Have the Voigtlander 28mm ...

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omel
 
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A pocket rocket, if you enjoy processing B&W, whatever is your poison in applications, ie I use Lightroom, Raw Convertor, Lightzone plus some B&W actions of my own...... Problems: Fits in my pocket

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I bought this camera because when I used film cameras I only used prime lenses(28/35) and I am used to to working in that fashion, I mainly use it in black and white mode as has been said all over the place the results are film like, I will endorse this view, I like the easy access to compensation, in the days of film one of the rules was 'expose for the highlights' and it is very easy to get to with this camera once you have it set up, I have have had many cameras over many years, I bought ...

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Bigpikle
 
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Great camera, that functions well as my 2nd camera to my Canon 5D. It is small, well built, discreet and the SLR style controls and 2 wheels for separate control make this a fun and easy camera to use and gives a good degree of manual control. Spot metering is good, the 28mm equiv lens is superb and the high iso performance is much better than any other compacts I've seen/used. The slow RAW write time is my only issue but you soon get used to this. Definitely stands out from the crowd and ...

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Terry Cioni
 
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I am always on the look out for a street shooter, fast, unobtrusive, small and easy to use. The GR has a nifty feature called "SNAP". It sets the focus distance at approximately 2.5 meters - and away you go! No worries about auto focus speed - which can be slow in AF mode. You can put the GR in P Mode (it does do shift) and it is pretty hard to miss the moment on the busy urban streets of a big city. I have turned off all the LCD chimping - and that makes the shot to shot speed nimble, not as ...

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OSHANDA
 
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I bought this camera to replace my Ricoh GR1 35mm film camera and I am very happy with the results. My first use of it has been during a 2 week holiday in Malaysia. It has been great to have a pocketable camera that takes excellent photos and gives a high degree of manual control. The quality of the pictures is significantly better than any of the other digital compacts that I have owned. I have not purchased any accessories as I did not want to detract from the "pocketability" of the camera. ...

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nnnd
 
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The Ricoh GR digital camera is a high quality compact and after 2 months with it I am very satisfied. As a wide angle tool it fits the need well and it is pocketable - but not too small, shiny and slippery. Image quality is excellent given the sensor size, and the “film-like” quality is great. The in-camera processing allows good control and does not over-process the images for that synthetic look. For those who think the images are too natural looking (ie: a bit soft), this is easily ...

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fivetonsflax
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I sold this camera back to the store after a few weeks. I couldn't get used to the wide FOV. A 50mm or even 75mm equivalent would've made me happier. It also didn't suit my way of working. I'm used to a Canon DSLR which can stay on all the time, ready to shoot, without appreciably draining the battery. You can turn off the screen on the GR-D, but then it's tricky to check or set your ISO or aperture values. With an option for a longer lens, and a little more attention paid to usability, this

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Buchan Grant
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Got this camera as a replacement to my Ixus 400. I just wanted something to carry around to restaurants or bars for snapshots. It can do that great but also takes good shots in general. Very impressed with the exposure and flash exposure. Have only tried Jpeg so far as the long write times have put me off trying raw files. I used it as a wide option at Easter in Spain during a Bull run while a 5D and 70-200 handled the longer stuff. Hand strap was not enough as I dropped it and crunched the ...

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