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I greatly enjoyed using the Ricoh GR: it brings together the best operational design in a compact I’ve yet experienced, a terrific built-in grip, and a razor sharp lens mated to a high quality sensor delivering very high total image quality*.
There is a lot to be said for a camera with a fixed lens like the GR: compact form factor with a lens optimized to the sensor. Its design replicated with a 19mm and 45mm and 75mm lens (equiv) would be an appealing way to cover the bases. Sigma does this with the DP Merrill cameras (28/45/75).
Autofocus, especially the Pinpoint Focus mode proved superb—I never felt I had missed a shot because of some AF issue. The keeper rate is truly exceptional, perhaps the best among any camera I’ve used.
Night shooting (aside from focusing in the dark) was a joy: the ability to dial in long exposures is awesomely simple and quick. No camera I’ve used has made long exposures so simple.
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