Ricoh GR review: A high performance compact camera

By David Newton - Thursday, May 23, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Ricoh GR lens performance | Ricoh GR and the competition | Conclusion
Ricoh GR review: A high performance compact camera

Released in April 2013, the Ricoh GR goes by the tagline of “Everything is big, except the size”. It points clearly to the raison d’être of this camera – to be a compact model with a large sensor with the aim of offering DSLR-like performance without the size and weight associated with them. As with several models in this niche, it seems to hark back to days gone by with a retro style. While this impacts the versatility of the camera, it’s much easier to make a high quality prime lens that can extract the most from the large, 16megapixel APS-C sensor tucked away inside. Within this sector we’ve seen some very good cameras through the labs in recent months, so the GR has got stiff competition.

Ricoh GR lens performance

Ricoh GR and the competition

Conclusion