Ricoh GR Digital

Announced Sep 13, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 mm
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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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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Andrew Higgins
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An expensive camera no doubt. But also doubtless is that this is a unique, and very special camera. The very opposite of a 'happy snapper, holiday point n shoot', but a wonderful tool for a real photography enthusiast. It reminds me of a Leica, in that in many ways it is a 'difficult' camera, with quirks and flaws, yet it seems to encourage photography! Isn't that the point? You'll love it, or hate it. I'm with the former . . . Problems: Problems?? A few challenges, but not a problem for a ...

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sunskisurf
 
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I have had this camera for a year and a half now. First did not like the output, then realized that this camera had to be learned. Once learned (to a certain degree), the pictures are stunningly unique. I own/ owned several different digicams, Panasonic Fz15, Olympus C7000, Canon SD 200, Fuji f30, Fuji f31fd and older models. I really like all the above mentioned cameras. I especially have a softspot for my Panasonic Fz 15. But the GRD is unique, not as good in low light as the Fuji's, ...

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Underrated, overpriced little camera. How do you figure that? Well, the way the cameras are reviewed does not play to the strengths of the GR Digital. These strengths are a superlative little wide angle lens, the perfect size and weight, and a versatile control system designed for the experienced photographer rather than for amateurs. Most importantly the sample images I saw on the web, at Ricoh and elsewhere, simply do not do this camera justice. With only the smallest attention to setting ...

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twoten
 
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I've had the GRD for about a year now. I bought it after being very impressed by photos taken by GRD users on Flickr. I would encourage anyone to browse Flickr if you are thinking of purchasing the GRD. I would agree with the noise issues that have been highlighted in the Dpreview and had viewed all comments about it's 'film-like grain' to be nothing more than Ricoh-fanboy excuses for noise. However, they were right. The noise is indeed, 'film-like' and a lot more pleasant to look at compared ...

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