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 – Verdict

Ricoh GR Review - front view

The Ricoh GR is quite a special camera; a pocketable compact that benefits significantly from its APS-C sensor. Comparisons will naturally be drawn with Nikon’s Coolpix A, which currently commands an asking price around £400 more, and testing the two side-by-side shows the GR to either equal or better it in most areas.

There’s really far more to like about it than there is to feel disappointed by, with only the lacklustre video being an issue. It’s focusing is speedy, write times and prompt, and the combination of its sturdy, lightweight design and bevy of physical controls make it an enjoyable camera to use.

We can only hope that it’s arrival will encourage other manufacturers to develop similarly-priced alternatives.

  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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