Ricoh GR Review - The Ricoh GR has been developed as the successor to the GR DIGITAL IV. It boasts an APS-C sized sensor and 18.3mm f/2.8 fixed lens

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Ricoh GR

Overall score:93%
Image Quality:90%


  • Light weight yet solid build; Consistent sharpness across frame; Great shot-to-shot times; Speedy AF


  • Slightly warm AWB; Disappointing video quality; Sensitive metering system; JPEG noise reduction too harsh


Ricoh GR Review


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Ricoh GR Review – Design

Ricoh GR Review - front angle

Despite the significantly larger sensor than those in Ricoh’s previous GR Digital models, the Ricoh GR’s body is almost just as compact as the GR Digital IV’s, and at 215g surprisingly light too.

It’s based around the same rigid magnesium alloy chassis as its forebears, and its external design doesn’t deviate too far from what we’ve seen before. Ricoh has, however, made a few changes; the GR’s Aperture Preview button on the side of the camera is a new addition, and the back plate has also gently been restyled in order to accommodate the new AF function button/lever.

Ricoh GR Review - front angle 2

While some may have preferred a scrolling dial similar to the one found on the Nikon Coolpix A, holding one of the Ricoh GR’s directional buttons down does at least quickly zip through a long list of options to speed things up.

  1. 1. Ricoh GR Review - Features
  2. 2. Ricoh GR Review – Design
  3. 3. Ricoh GR Review - Performance
  4. 4. Ricoh GR Review – Image Quality
  5. 5. Ricoh GR Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. First Look
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