Magnesium alloy body.
16.2 MP APSC sensor in a super compact body.
Excellent image quality.
Excellent menu system and physical controls.
Handsome 1,230,000 dot LCD.
Excellent Raw files.
Very good high ISO performance.
Excellent f/2.8 lens.
Compact design with APSC image sensor.
Separate battery charger sold separately.
Must otherwise plug in camera to charge.
Movie recording options more basic than functions for still photography.
No built-in WiFi.
No image stabilization.
JPEGs not as snappy and colorful as the Raw versions.
Small and tightly-packed controls.
Fiddly locking Mode dial.
Exposure compensation easily bumped.
Fixed focal-length lens.
Muted colors by default (but can be dialed up for snappier color).
Auto white balance tends rather cool.
No EVF option.
By howtospendit.ft.com on December 02, 2013
Well, Ricoh GR is back. It's now called, yes, Ricoh GR. And to look at and hold, it doesn't seem to have been reimagined at all. There's an awful lot of good, new stuff going on inside, however, and it's the lightest and most...-
By DigitalVersus on October 01, 2013
The Ricoh GR is an advanced compact camera that won't suit everyone. It's a demanding and intricate expert compact that will require a certain amount of user knowledge and input to tailor it to your needs and preferences. However, once...80
By Digital Trends on September 16, 2013
As much as we like to save money, the Coolpix A is a better overall camera than the Ricoh GR. The Nikon's images are sharper and colors more accurate. The fact the Coolpix has built-in image stabilization while the GR does not is definitely a...70
By Macworld on September 12, 2013
The Ricoh GR is designed for enthusiast photographers who can appreciate its quality, design, image quality, and impressive array of functions. At $800, it costs hundreds less than rivals such as the Fujifilm X100S and Nikon Coolpix A, yet compares...80
By Pocket-lint on August 06, 2013
If you've been stroking your chin about buying a fixed focal length compact camera with a large sensor then we're not surprised: the choices in this niche market are limited, while each available option has its limitations. Fortunately the...80
By The Imaging Resource on July 23, 2013
If you're a fan of large sensors and fixed prime lenses, things are really starting to look up for you. For years, your selection of cameras has been fairly limited. This year, that's finally changed, with the debuts in quick succession of the...-
By reviewed.com on July 09, 2013
There are a lot of arguments against buying a camera like the Ricoh GR. Its fixed, wide-angle focal length means you can't really use it for sports or action. Abysmal video quality means it's an abject failure as a multimedia device. And at...83
By Trusted Reviews on June 28, 2013
What is the Ricoh GR? The Ricoh GR Digital series is now several generations old, having evolved previously from Ricoh's film heritage. Its long heritage is a hint at its purpose, too, because this is pricey, fixed lens compact for the ‘true...90
By CNET Australia on June 26, 2013
Ricoh is prepared to take on the big players with the APS-C powered GR camera, offering image quality and customisation in...85
By PhotographyBLOG on June 17, 2013
The Ricoh GR is a new compact camera that's aimed squarely at the enthusiast photographer. At the heart of the Ricoh GR is an APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels and no anti-aliasing filter, and a 28mm fixed...90