Ricoh GR Digital

Announced Sep 13, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 mm
Geoffrey Kitt
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The GR Digital was bought as a "carry around" camera, replacing a Canon Pro 1 which was too big to take everywhere, and which I never really liked for a variety of reasons. It has met or exceeded pretty well all of my expectations. Although light in weight it seems pretty robust, easily pocketable and has a simple and very easy to use system of contols and menus. The 2.5 inch screen is a big plus but isn't bright enough to allow easy composition in direct sunlight. The optional ...

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bastpless
 
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The Ricoh GR Digital is a camera made with the photographer in mind. To work with it is a real joy. I came from a Nikon FM2 and some prime lenses (where I often used the 28mm) and had no problems adapting to this camera. You don't have to use the menu for changing common settings thanks to the 2-dial-system. You have the possibility to do everything manually but the automatic functions work very well, too. The camera is well built with a great grip, magnesium alloy chassis and a metal tripod ...

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Terbasmin
 
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This camera is a great tool and could almost equal the quality of my Dslr.

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golf1025
 
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After having owned a very nice little Canon Ixus i5 fixed focus (which I really like), I started missing the ability to set the aperture manually and some other features like using the flash in macro mode. The Ricoh GR Digital offers all these features and much more, even some quirky ones like the settings to photograph text documents. The image quality is amazing, even when not in the highest setting. Macro pictures blow your mind. Having gotten used to the processing speed of of the Canon, ...

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lillymoll
 
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I honestly can't rate this camera highly enough - the image quality is stunning. I'm using it for a 'picture-a-day' project where I need manual options and good results but carrying a DSLR would be impractical. The LED display previews the effects of different settings - ideal for an amateur like me! Problems: The movie clips are adequate and other digicams give better results but hey, I wanted a camera!

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ALcyst
 
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I owned a GR1 and wanted a digital equivalent. And this is it. Solid build, great range of functions. If you want nitpicking the write speed on RAW format files is 10-15 secs. on the SD card I put in! And when the lens extends it comes out a fair bit.

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jbavrilcom
 
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As a former Leica user, I was looking for this camera. For exactly the same price, I could have got an M4P in great condition. The GRD is a great tool to have in a pocket when we don't want to carry something big.The only disapointement is about the LCD screen poping up while being in "no screen" mode. No discreet at all. Lights up your nose and cheeck when you take a pic. Problems: Because of that "screen" issue, I don't see the need to buy the external viewfinder...

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Rossa
 
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The Ricoh GR-Digital is quite an unique digicam. The combination of compactness, dSLR-liked controls and fixed focal length makes it one of a kind in the market. I have came across many negative opinions about GRD judging by its specifications (sensor size, lag time etc...) , not by first hand experience. Don't bother about those. Specifications do not mean everything. Try compare Leica M7 with any Nikon/Canon SLR by their specifications and you will see. Pros: 1. Excellent image quality 2. ...

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pppp
 
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Very very very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "http://ricoh-grd.blogspot.com/"

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sam Dallyn
 
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a beatiful camera that is a delight to use! Problems: none

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