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Ricoh GR

£398.49
DP Review Gold Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning compact camera, good for sports photography
Compact 16.2MP 1x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Ricoh GR Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Ricoh GR number 333 across all digital cameras.
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296 Reviews + 19 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 51?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus four other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Ricoh digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good product quality and picture quality.
The GR has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite small optical zoom
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 231 in sports photography cameras. However average for wildlife photography, ranking number 292 in wildlife photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 243 in everyday photography cameras.
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Ricoh GR Video Reviews


How Big is the Ricoh GR?

The Ricoh GR is 117mm wide and 61mm tall. It is 34.7mm deep and weighs 215g.

Ricoh GR front dimensions

Ricoh GR size in context

Ricoh GR In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the digital cameras.

This Ricoh digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom decided that this digital camera was great.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites Reviewed.com, CNET.com.au, PC Mag and Digicam Buyer.co.uk all of whom said that this Ricoh digital camera was outstanding.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Trusted Reviews and Akam.no, both of which thought that this Ricoh camera was very good.

The experts at review websites DP Review and Buy-N-Shoot.com both said that this digital camera was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

The author at one other expert review site thought that this Ricoh digital camera was great. This camera received a "Silver" award from Onfoto.ru.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on 74 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, GR owners rated this digital camera 88%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 88% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

18 people said in their reviews that it was easy to use, six owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus and five owners wrote that this digital camera was easy to handle.

Users Report Good Product Quality

26 people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

48 owners who bought it said that it was able to produce good images, six people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution and two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in low light.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Six owners who reviewed the Ricoh GR considered that it had good features.

Very Good Brand

We checked 534 expert and user reviews (including 148 verified purchases) for Ricoh cameras and found that on average Ricoh has very good ratings. We also found that Ricoh has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 69% of those that bought a Ricoh camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking and four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

14 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens, nine people wrote that it had a good autofocus and two owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four owners considered that the product was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Robust

12 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made and four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was quiet.

  • It is somehow good noise and almost adds to the character of those images…
    Laura H (Amazon) - November 2013
  • This camera is going every where with me, very liberating and so stealthy in black with an almost silent shutter…
  • A very quiet leaf shutter, perfect stealth…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed the Ricoh GR concluded that it had a good screen.

Users Report it is a Good Size

25 owners mentioned that the product was compact, two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was lightweight and two customers reckoned that it was thin. two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape, two people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to carry around and two customers who bought it wrote that it was a good size.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £398.49 it is more expensive than 58% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Ricoh GR and the United Kingdom price of £398.49 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $546.50 (£711.65).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Ricoh GR of 16.2MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Ricoh GR's optical zoom of only 1x is in the smallest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh GR has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Ricoh GR of 25,600 is in the highest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Ricoh GR's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Ricoh GR's weight of 215g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Ricoh GR has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Ricoh GR of 16 is in the largest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Ricoh GR is 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4352 x 3264 pixels, 3264 x 3264 pixels and 2592 x 1936 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh GR's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28mm is in the shortest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Ricoh GR features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Ricoh GR has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Ricoh GR of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Ricoh GR of 1,230,000 pixels is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Ricoh released the GR in January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh grlensa1250mmf25macro, ricoh grlensa1228mmf25, ricoh 175863, ricoh g700se, ricoh 175843, ricoh 175823, ricoh w59mm, ricoh gr1s, ch627hh328
Barcodes 00026649732430, 00026649757235, 00026649757433, 00026649758232, 00026649758430, 00026649758539, 00026649758638, 00707137137172, 04961311041723, 04961311853609, 04961311854194, 04961311861949, 04961311868221, 04961311870644, 04961311883637, 04961311887475, 04961311887505, 05053973253855

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Ricoh GR

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