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Ricoh GR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Ricoh GR. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the low light performance, and the shutter and exposure get negative views.

performance, usability, portability, screen, size

battery, zoom, viewfinder, exposure, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh GR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ricoh GR


alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Ricoh GR from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the lens and performance. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the exposure and zoom.

portability, image quality, usability, performance, lens

viewfinder, zoom, exposure

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (

Ricoh GR


If you have £600 to spend on a compact, spend it on this.

Impressive shot to shot times ; A good level of sharpness throughout the frame ; Lightweight yet robust body ; Impressive AF system

Metering system a touch too sensitive ; AWB can at times be a touch too warm ; Harsh noise reduction on JPEG files ; Video quality a letdown

The Ricoh GR is the first model to display the influence of the relationship with Pentax with the presence of a Time-Aperture Value (TAv) setting common to Pentax cameras. It allows you to adjust the aperture and shutter speed desired and then selects...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Ricoh GR review


There are high-end compact cameras and there are high-end compact cameras. The Ricoh GR most definitely fits into the latter group: there's an APS-C size sensor - the same size as found in many DSLR cameras - paired up with a fixed 28mm equivalent...

Image quality is exceptional, super-sharp lens, well priced considering the competition, plenty of customisation options, f/2.8 aperture, built-in ND filter (also works in auto), converter lenses and hotshoe for optical finder/accessories

Autofocus can be hit and miss, autofocus in low-light hunts to excess, battery life isn't good enough, no tilt-angle screen rules out waist-level work, limited buffer capacity for burst shooting, clunky manual focus

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 Ricoh GR...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Ricoh GR review


Ricoh joins the APS-C format compact party

Large maximum aperture ; Quick and easy to use ; Great customisation options ; Sharp, high-quality images

Macro focusing isn't automatic ; No viewfinder included ; No touchscreen ; LCD can be hard to see at awkward angles

Ricoh had a reputation for producing superb 35mm film compact cameras such as the GR I and GR21 that found favour with enthusiast photographers. However, despite producing high quality images, the company's digital compact cameras such as the Ricoh GR...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Pentax Ricoh GR review


Anyone who has used a camera in Ricoh's GR series will know that they really are a photographer's camera. The many different custom settings make the camera operate as the user intends, and all shooting features are easily accessed. The basic design...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Ricoh GR


An impressive update on the brand's professional-quality compact camera

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Ricoh GR camera review


The Ricoh GR is a technological marvel as much as it is a camera. if you didn't know better, you could mistake it for a typical point and shoot. But the GR is more than that. Inside its 225g magnesium alloy body resides a 16.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS...

Sturdy, light, magnesium alloy body. 16.2mp APS-C sensor in a super compact body. Excellent image quality. A plethora of enthusiast features. Excellent menu system and physical controls. Handsome 1,230,000 dot LCD. Excellent Raw files with in-camera...

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 Wi-Fi. No image stabilisation. JPEGs not as snappy and colourful as the Raw...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Ricoh GR Review


The Ricoh GR is the latest Ricoh GR digital camera, the 5th version of the compact "street" camera. Designed to fit easily into your pocket, the camera has a fixed focal length equivalent to 28mm, with this latest version featuring a much larger 16...

Extremely sharp lens, Excellent noise performance, Quick performance, Very compact, Price compared to competition, 3 customisable function buttons, AdobeDNG raw file format, 8fps shooting when shooting raw, Interval shooting

Only 4 continuous shots when shooting raw, No 16:9 aspect ratio option, No scene modes, or panoramic mode, Short battery life

May, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Ricoh GR Review


is quite a special camera; a pocketable compact that benefits significantly from its APS-C sensor.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (

Ricoh GR


Small and lightweight, the APS-C is incredible value for money considering the host of features it has to offer.

Priced at £600, the Ricoh GR is not only (currently, June 2013) the most affordable APS-C compact on the market, it’s also incredible value for money considering the host of features it has on offer. The GR delivered impressive results, offering...

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Ricoh GR review


The Ricoh GR is a fine camera with an APS-C sensor and prime lens, with some drawbacks. Unfortunately, its closest competitor, the Coolpix A from Nikon, puts up a stronger showing.

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 factor....

Sep, 2013

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