Great picture quality in compact format
Very good camera. The lens is very sharp with low distortion and flare. It fits very well in a jacket pocket.
When it comes to high iso performance it doesn´t quite match a dslr with the 16 mp Sony sensor like the Nikon D7000, but compared to compacts with small sensors it definitely plays in another league across the iso-range. It also beats my old Nikon d60 even at high iso.
Besides very good picture quality the biggest strength of this camera is the user interface. It feels good in the hand. Changing settings like iso, wb, exposure compensation is done in about two-three seconds with a button and a wheel. In this department it´s way better than the non-professional cameras from Nikon an Canon that i have used
A weakness is the auto focus. It´s not that slow, but sometimes it has a tendency to lock on a subject in the background. One has to pay attention to this, the focus assist is a good help in this matter.
The camera is quite expensive. A Nikon d3100 with a decent lens like the 35mm f/1,8 would probably get you at least as good image quality to a considerably lower price. But that combo is bulkier and bigger, and the interface doesn´t come close to Ricohs.
Besides The Ricoh- lens is actually about 18mm. The price of such a lens of equal quality to a dslr is also quite high.
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