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

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Ricoh GR Digital IV


Ricoh GR Digital IV review


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Viewfinder, LCD, live view and video

Another new addition to the features of the GR Digital range is the camera’s 3in, 1.23-million-dot LCD screen. This screen uses white pixels as well as RGB pixels, which is claimed to improve the brightness and colour rendition of the images, although I didn’t notice much of an improvement over a standard RGB screen.

An optional optical viewfinder is available, and some users may find this useful. I find the screen a more discreet way of taking images, although in bright sunshine it may be of use to some photographers.

Unfortunately, with Ricoh concentrating so heavily on making the GR Digital IV a true enthusiast photographer’s camera, little attention has been paid to the video mode, which is only 640×480 pixels in resolution.

  1. 1. Features
  2. 2. Build and handling
  3. 3. Autofocus
  4. 4. Metering
  5. 5. Dynamic range
  6. 6. White balance and colour
  7. 7. Noise resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Viewfinder, LCD, live view and video
  9. 9. Verdict
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