Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ricoh Digital Cameras

1. Ricoh GR II Ricoh Digital Camera

User Ratings: 65 3

Ricoh GR II First Impressions

"The battery was awesome."

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. Me and my husband have planned a trip to Bahamas. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. The initial charge using the Ricoh GR II to charge the battery took about 2 hours. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector.

  • Ricoh GR II Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Battery Life(Approximately) 320 shots for Still image or 190 minutes for Playback or 45 minutes for recording movies; Continuous shooting approximately 4 frame per second
  • The GR II comes equipped with Wi Fi functions for wireless connection with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers; It is also compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) functions for easy pairing with mobile devices
  • The advanced GR ENGINE V imaging engine offers high sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and the GR II’s anti aliasing filter less design produces supremely high resolution, color rich images; Total Pixels: Approx 16.9 megapixels
  • Capture both JPG and open standard DNG RAW images; The GR II offers a variety of computer free image processing functions, including in body RAW data development to output JPEG format files
  • Capture full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution with h.264 compression @ 30 frames per second; The Auto focus system remains active with movement as the camera continuously focuses subjects in the center of its angle of view; Lens Construction :7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh GR II
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh GR II Final Thoughts

"Over all, a good buy."

Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. I am so impressed with this Ricoh GR II! In some reviews this Ricoh GR II is said to be heavy. I've researched this Ricoh GR II A LOT and I only heard great things. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you.

Overall Score
4.4


(154 Points)

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2. Ricoh 15039 Ricoh Digital Camera

User Ratings: 67 6

Ricoh 15039 First Impressions

"Beautiful landscapes."

The Ricoh 15039 is small and fast. I've researched this Ricoh 15039 A LOT and I only heard great things. Excellent quality photos too. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. I would like a firmware update to fix that.

  • GR III Digital Compact Camera, 24mp, 28mm f 2.8 lens with Touch Screen LCD
  • 24 MP CMOS Sensor with accelerator unit helps achieve remarkable image quality; 3 Axis; 4 Stop Shake Reduction ensures sharp images even in lower light conditions; It is also compatible with multi tone 14 bit RAW image recording
  • 3 inches Air gapless Capacitive Touch LCD Screen makes controlling the GR III event easier with complete menu control as well as focus and shutter release;It is confirmed that a USB connection can be established between the camera and the following OS's; Windows 10(FCU, CU) (32 bit, 64 bit), Windows 8.1(32 bit, 64bit), Windows 8(32 bit, 64 bit), or Windows 7(32 bit, 64 bit); Mac macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • The GR III features a hybrid AF system combining a contrast type AF mechanism superior in focusing precision with a phase detection type AF mechanism assuring high speed focusing operation; Taking advantage of both mechanisms, it assures faster, more responsive auto focus operation
  • "The GR III provides wireless LAN functions for easy pairing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers; By installing the dedicated Image Sync application on a mobile device, the user can display a Live View image on the device’s monitor, release the shutter and send various commands from the device"
  • Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 frame rate) in the H.264 recording format
  • Compatible with Pentax AF 201, AF360 FGZ II & AF 540 FGZ II Flashes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh 15039
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh 15039 Final Thoughts

"Major win here."

But overall I really liked this bundle and the quality is awesome! Fast shipping and everything packaged nicely. After over 10,000 pictures, my Ricoh 15039 operates perfectly in every aspect. I've researched this Ricoh 15039 A LOT and I only heard great things. Love that a strap, case and lens cover came with it, among other things.

Overall Score
4.2


(74 Points)

3. Ricoh Ricoh Digital Camera

User Ratings: 67 6

Ricoh First Impressions

"An AMAZING DEAL!"

Its great for quick pictures everywhere with clear pictures. The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. The zoom is incredible as well. My old SX700 that was serviceable for years finally gave up and failed. You'll be glad you bought this one.

  • GR III Digital Compact Camera, 24mp, 28mm f 2.8 lens with Touch Screen LCD with Soft case
  • 24 MP CMOS Sensor with accelerator unit helps achieve remarkable image quality; 3 Axis; 4 Stop Shake Reduction ensures sharp images even in lower light conditions; It is also compatible with multi tone 14 bit RAW image recording
  • 3 inch Air gapless Capacitive Touch LCD Screen makes controlling the GR III event easier with complete menu control as well as focus and shutter release.
  • Compatible with Ricoh GR III Digital Camera
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh Final Thoughts

"Great clarity."

However, while it was still working, it took great pictures and was very easy to use. I've researched this Ricoh A LOT and I only heard great things. You'll be glad you bought this one. I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Ricoh .

Overall Score
4.2


(74 Points)

4. Ricoh Ricoh Digital Camera

User Ratings: 67 6

Ricoh First Impressions

"Decent battery life."

This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. Color and white balance is generally good. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. Just ordered my soft box lights. The burst rate is pretty good, and the image stabilization is superb.

  • GR III Digital Compact Camera, 24mp, 28mm f 2.8 lens with Touch Screen LCD with Wide Conversion Lens and Lens Adapter
  • 24 MP CMOS Sensor with accelerator unit helps achieve remarkable image quality. 3 Axis; 4 Stop Shake Reduction ensures sharp images even in lower light conditions; It is also compatible with multi tone 14 bit RAW image recording
  • 3 inches Air gapless Capacitive Touch LCD Screen makes controlling the GR III event easier with complete menu control as well as focus and shutter release
  • 21 millimeter focal length equivalent when used on GR III digital camera
  • Requires ga 1 lens adapter sold separately
  • Used with Ricoh gw 4 conversion lens sold separately
  • Allows use of 49 millimeter filters
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh Final Thoughts

"The viewer works great."

The image I've shared was taken from over 15 feet away with just the optical zoom. They make it look like I know what I'm doing. Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Ricoh .

Overall Score
4.2


(74 Points)

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5. Ricoh GR LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Ricoh Digital Camera

User Ratings: 66

Ricoh GR LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC First Impressions

"He loves it!"

A great camera for the money and my needs! If you receive an error message to turn off and then on remove the lens cap. The recommended solution is to send in the camera for cleaning. I’m now wading through the manual before heading out to shoot photos. The initial charge using the Ricoh GR LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC to charge the battery took about 2 hours.

  • Ricoh S10 24-72mm f/2.5-4.4 VC Ricoh LENS with 10MP CCD Sensor
  • Camera unit features a 10-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor; Smooth Imaging Engine IV processing engine
  • 24-72mm high-performance 3x wide-angle zoom lens
  • 7-group, 11-element configuration (aspherical lens: 4 elements, 4 surfaces)
  • Camera shake correction function (image-sensor-shift type) reduces hand-motion blur
  • Compatible with the Ricoh GXR interchangeable unit camera system
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh GR LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh GR LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Final Thoughts

"Decent battery life."

A duck flying by very quickly skimming the water over Lake Washington. Auto works well for me once outdoors or in well lit rooms. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. One thing that worries me is the little flap that covers the USB connector.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

6. Ricoh 173284 Ricoh Digital Camera

User Ratings: 57

Ricoh 173284 First Impressions

"Do use the handstrap!"

This camera does just what I have wanted, including zoom in video recorder mode. This is great because my mother likes the viewfinder and I like the LCD. After over 10,000 pictures, my Ricoh 173284 operates perfectly in every aspect. If the battery does run low, you can pop in normal alkaline. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible.

  • Caplio CX1 (Black) 9.2MP Digital Camera
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 28-200 mm F3.3-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution 180g. 102 x 58 x 28 mm
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh 173284
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh 173284 Final Thoughts

"Mostly point and shoot."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. For me the upgrade was worth it as it had things I find extremely useful. Excellent two characteristics in a Ricoh Digital Camera. In some reviews this Ricoh 173284 is said to be heavy. Auto-ISO is on the conservative side, which I would like to have more control over.

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

7. Ricoh Ricoh Digital Camera

Ricoh First Impressions

"Love this little Ricoh !"

I love the LED light and extra batteries for the camera and light. I haven't tried the macro shots yet, but will update this review when I get too. So glad I chose the Ricoh . I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. Make sure you format first or it may fry on you.

  • Ricoh GR III Premium Compact Digital Camera with Spare Original DB-110 Battery and 64GB Extreme PRO SD Card (3 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Ricoh GR III Premium Compact Digital Camera Complete with All Standard Supplied Accessories and Limited 1-Year + Spare DB-110 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, and SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 170 MB/s UHS-I SDXC Memory Card
  • LENS PERFORMANCE: The lens is constructed using 6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lens elements) and features improved macro and optical performance. This gets you higher resolution and contrast from center to edge, plus reduced ghost and flare
  • PREMIUM IMAGE QUALITY: The GR III features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm APS-C image sensor with 24.23 megapixels. Where the GR II featured 12-bit RAW DNG, the GR III brings it up to 14-bit for improved tonality and broader tolerance for RAW image editing
  • RICOH GR ENGINE 6: In tandem with the new Ricoh GR Engine 6 and upgraded image algorithms, the new sensor allows for more natural, richer colors and more refined images. Furthermore, the redesigned optical lens construction produces improved micro-contrast
  • RICOH AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ricoh
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ricoh Final Thoughts

"Not a fan of that."

I have big hands, but it still fits well into my palm--very comfortable to hold. I would like a firmware update to fix that. The zoom and autofocus makes it easy. It's very easy to clean up noise in postprocessing by using noise ninja or neat image. While the 24-70 seems good, I can’t wait for a new Ricoh .

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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