Ricoh GR Digital

Announced Sep 13, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 mm
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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londonmilan
 
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Having read the website official review by Simon Joinson I have to say I am 100% in agreement. I bought this camera on the strength of my Ricoh GR film version that I bought years ago. That is quite simply a fantastic camera. I wanted a compact 35mm and heard that it was one of the best on the market. I was delighted with it; great design, ease of use, view-finder metering information, fully auto or fully manual. Just a brilliant camera with great results. When the GR digital camera came out ...

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angusbeare
 
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I've put my thoughts on this camera on my web site in case anyone's interested. (Under equipment). http://www.angusbeare.com/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 camera they are dead after ...

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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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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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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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