Several readers informed me that the new Ricoh GR is already shipping in the US. At some point the camera was available in stock at Amazon, mainly from third party resellers. DxOMark published their latest test results and the GR scored slightly below the Nikon Coolpix A (see review):
Ricoh GR ($796.95) vs. Nikon Coolpix A ($1,096.95) cameras shootout:
Some additional Ricoh GR coverage from around the Web: A quick image comparison between the Ricoh GR and Fuji X100s cameras.Few more sample images.What's inside the box.Quick GR hands-on.Review @ephotozine:
"The Ricoh GR (V) is an impressive upgrade to the previous GR Digital model, with a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, the Ricoh GR suddently becomes much more attractive, with an extremely sharp 28mm equivalent lens, the camera delivers excellent image quality. It's also available for noticeably less than other APS-C sensor compact cameras, and would make a great pocket camera where image quality rather than zoom is of the high…
While looking through the various sites I hi-jack for my other Blog 'West End Camera Club' , I stumbles on PetaPixels article on a new Anti Shake plugin for Photoshop called 'Pecure'. Although only in Beta, they allow you to try their free download, which is exactly what I did. I decided to use one of the last images I had posted which was shot on my Ricoh Gr Digital using Snap mode. I was a little close and had some slight camera shake (could be a combo of both or one or the other I have no idea) suffice to say it is not a sharp image by any stretch of the imagination.
I loaded the image into Adobe Photoshop CS6, selected the filter from the Filter drop-down menu. the interface is strait forward and even I had little trouble figuring out what to do. I did find the default setting a little overboard on the sharpening so I reduced the 'sharpening slider' and increased the ,quality slider all the way to the right.
Here is the finished result, which I took into P…