From film to digital, Ricoh’s GR series of cameras has been highly regarded by enthusiast photographers. We find out how the latest 10-million-pixel model and its AF system compares
Much like the rest of the camera, the GR Digital IV’s metering system behaves as I would expect it to. By this I mean that when in its multi-metering mode, it exposes images for highlights, often rendering the foreground in a landscape as completely in shadow. Of course, this is less of a concern when shooting travel or street images, but for many photographers it may be worth considering switching to centreweighted metering for some subjects.
Spot metering is a further option, and exposure compensation can be easily applied via the aforementioned rocker control switch on the rear of the camera.
Images: There is a good amount of detail that can be retrieved from the shadows of raw files . Image left: JPEG, Image right: Raw edited