Ricoh GR review

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This image shows that despite the tricky lighting conditions the Ricoh GR manages to evaluate exposure well, capturing a good amount of detail in both shadows and highlights.

Ricoh GR review

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It's easy to get carried away with the different effects modes, especially High Contrast Black and White. However, when using this effect it's worth dialling in some exposure compensation to brighten the image.

Ricoh GR review

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While the impressive minimum focal distance of the Ricoh GR IV isn't matched by the Ricoh GR, macro shots are still possible even with the wide 28mm equivalent (in 35mm terms) lens.

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Auto bracketing can be set to not only take the more traditional sequence of different exposures, but also to shoot three effects, white balance settings or contrasts.

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Both JPEG and raw files show well balanced colour with plenty of tonal detail and a pleasing vibrance direct from the camera.

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The small flash is sufficient to produce a good amount of fill in illumination. In the case of this image it has worked well to pick out detail in the foliage.

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The level of detail captured by the Ricoh GR is excellent. Looking at the image at 100% you can easily see the fine detail in the fur on the bracken.

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Quick access to the effects through the one-touch button on the side, along with the rocker dial exposure adjustment, makes it quick and easy to take creative shots.

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The stormy conditions confused the Multi-zone metering system a little here, so this image is a little under-exposed, but there's detail in the brightest parts of the sky.

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This is the raw version of the previous JPEG image and it's been brightened by 1EV in Adobe Camera Raw. The amount of detail in the grass is very impressive. It looks more natural at 100% than the JPEG version.

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This was shot in low light and through glass (hence the occasional reflection), which gave the AF system a few issues. However, noise is well controlled (the sensitivity was set to ISO 1600) and the automatic white balance system has coped well with the artificial light. The exposure was set to 1/20sec at f/7.1.

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Another example of the superb colour and detail delivered by the Ricoh GR.

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The Ricoh GR produces some nice monochrome results using the Black and White Effect, but as it's also possible to use the Effects modes when shooting raw files, you can save a full-colour image at the same time.

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Shooting with the aperture wide open (f/2.8) enables the background to be thrown out of focus, especially when shooting close-up like this.

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The automatic white balance system has retained the warmth in this early evening shot.

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Although this scene is quite bright, the camera's Multi-zone metering system hasn't underexposed the image.