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Ricoh GR review

Ricoh joins the APS-C format compact party

Our Verdict

For

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

Against

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

As part of our image quality testing for the Ricoh GR, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Ricoh GR is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Ricoh GR review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Ricoh GR review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 25600, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Ricoh GR review

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 12800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Ricoh GR review

ISO 25600, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedAAA
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameRicoh
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)168 g
Flash Memory Capacity54 MB
Minimum Focus Distance15 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported2
Display Screen TypeLCD
Total Camera Resolution10.3 Megapixel
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedMultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height58 mm
Width107 mm
Depth25 mm
Focal Length5.90 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product Model174063
Product NameGR Digital II Compact Camera
Manufacturer Part Number174063
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

A camera that delivers the intended results. A camera that's advanced yet simple to operate, reliable and precision built. Ricoh's GR Digital has evolved to let you pursue your own ideals. Now comes the GR Digital II. Boasting its forebears' superior imagery and sharpness that only the Ricoh GR Lens can provide yet achieving even higher image quality. In an amazingly compact, slim body, robustly constructed of lightweight diecast magnesium, the GR Digital II encompasses enhanced expressive capability and adds new functions, along with improved operability that responds almost instantaneously to your commands. It's the kind of camera that urges you to use it, time and time again.

Display Resolution230000 Pixel