Ricoh size question

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by corygrunk, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. corygrunk

    corygrunk New to SC

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    Jan 5, 2014
    I'm looking for a compact to replace my old Canon G9. I'm really impressed with what I've read about the GR. How is the size of the GR for walking around? I've always hated the heavy brick form factor that is the Canon G series. I don't have a Ricoh dealer near me where I can hold the camera. Any former G users that have the GR?

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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    The last Canon G I used was a G7, but I do have a GR. Despite its small size it "sticks" to your hand as if born there. All in all a very rewarding and tactile experience.

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  4. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    The Ricoh's size is "correct". I've used smaller cameras, like the Rx100 and the LX5, and I've used larger cameras like the X100. Nothing comes close to the GR in sheer carrying comfort.
     
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  5. corygrunk

    corygrunk New to SC

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    Jan 5, 2014
    Thanks for the feedback. I'm convinced. :)

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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    You said it more succinctly than I ;)

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  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Rajiv nailed it! :thumbup:
    Many other cameras are bigger, heavier, fatter, etc., and are too much so.
    Many other cameras are smaller, lighter, thinner, etc., and are too much so.
    There is nothing like the GR in one hand - both in handling, feel and operation (OK maybe the GR1 series comes close :wink:)
    Hold one and you will quickly know if it is right for you.
    Also.
    First camera I have owned where I didn't crave a viewfinder
    First digital camera I have owned where I don't wish for better image quality (and I have owned FF) - the best way I have found to describe it is that the file are not plastic but very elastic.
     
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  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    UHOH! GAS attack!
     
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  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Now back to the Lounge with you Sue - remember those two key words "scotch" and "soda" :wink:
     
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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Yes Mark. *Hangs head*
     
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  11. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2013
    Amazingly small. Easily pocketable in a jacket or coat pocket. The form factor is just a bit wider but imho no deeper than the old 'candy bar' style of mobile phone which was popular about 10 years ago

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  12. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 SC Regular

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Southern California
    Rain
    Haven't posted in a while now I'm regretting selling my GR feel like coming back again :)