Ricoh GR Review

Overall Score

59

Main Features

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 28 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (optional) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 117 x 61 x 35 mm, 245g.
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  • Replaced by: GR II

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Ricoh GR Overview


First introduced in April, 2013, Ricoh GR is a 16 MP Compact with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Ricoh replaced GR with Ricoh GR II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Ricoh GR with Ricoh GR II


Ricoh GR comes with a 23.6 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.35 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Ricoh GR

Sensor resolution of Ricoh GR ~ 4898 x 3265 pixels.

Ricoh GR has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 370.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,991,970 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Ricoh GR Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Ricoh GR III Ricoh GR III 2018 24MP 100 - 102400 257g 109 x 62 x 33mm
Ricoh GR II Ricoh GR II 2015 16MP 100 - 25600 251g 117 x 63 x 35mm
Ricoh GR Ricoh GR 2013 16MP 100 - 25600 245g 117 x 61 x 35mm

Proc and Cons of Ricoh GR


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Ricoh GR with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
1230k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
±4 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
25600 Max Native ISO
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Timelapse Recording
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Slow Continuous Shooting: 1230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 290 shots
Type Scores

Ricoh GR has an Overall Score of 59/100 and ranked #78 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #358 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Ricoh GR Scores
Imaging score
56
Features score
53
Value for money score
74
Portability score
94
Overall score
59
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Ricoh GR


Ricoh GR weighs 245g and has external dimensions of 117 x 61 x 35mm (4.61 x 2.4 x 1.38"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Ricoh GR is 144 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Ricoh GR
245g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Ricoh GR
35mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Ricoh GR with the dimensions:

Ricoh GR

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight GR Dimensions GR
Ricoh GR II Ricoh GR II 251 g 245 g 117 x 63 x 35 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Ricoh GR Digital IV Ricoh GR Digital IV 190 g 245 g 109 x 59 x 33 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X100T 440 g 245 g 127 x 74 x 52 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 245 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 245 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Fujifilm X100S Fujifilm X100S 445 g 245 g 127 x 74 x 54 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Leica X2 Leica X2 345 g 245 g 124 x 69 x 52 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Nikon Coolpix A Nikon A 299 g 245 g 111 x 64 x 40 mm 117 x 61 x 35 mm

Specifications of Ricoh GR


General
Brand Ricoh
Model GR
Announced April, 2013
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/300 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.40
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±4 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 370.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 290 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model DB65
Physical
Weight 245 g
Physical Dimensions 117 x 61 x 35 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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