Ricoh GRD IV Sample Images

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
123
Philly, Pa
Your right. Stunning quality... I actually like the white version....
Another week or so and you'll be in business.
It's nice that you can process the raw files right away.
Good luck.....
 
Sep 8, 2010
123
London UK
Andy
Oh Lordy!! There was I set to purchase the Fuji X10 and then I go and look at the GRD4 images........

Bugger! Now what am I going to do??:confused: Those images (and the ones from the GRD3) look like they have been taken by a 5D Mk2 with a decent prime.
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
123
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
Bugger! Now what am I going to do??:confused: Those images (and the ones from the GRD3) look like they have been taken by a 5D Mk2 with a decent prime.
Hmm, I would recommend a lie down in a quiet, dark room, and then some time spent looking at images from a 5DII :p These look very "Ricoh" to me, and I mean that in a (very) good way.
 

sparth

Regular
Oct 28, 2011
18
seattle WA
a great gallery!

i found out two other guys posting very decent to great shots with the grd IV on their flick accounts:
mookie: Flickr: mookio
he's having a great mutlipe exposure shot. and i love his style.
and you have also Jim Lin, here: Flickr: JIM LIN's Photostream

i've never shot with a Ricoh camera,
can't wait to receive my GRD IV :)

s
 
Sep 8, 2010
123
London UK
Andy
This GRD4 is one hell of a camera!! The GRD3 is superb but the 4 is just that bit better in the IQ dept. It's ability to resolve detail is pretty stunning. Thanks for the like. You don't need to read Taiwanese to see how good the camera is.
 

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
123
This comparison review is excellently executed. The difference in IQ is bigger than what I expected it to be. Already at iso 100 the GRDIV looks clearly better and iso 800 looks very usable. 1600 and 3200 will be fine for B&W. Will be difficult to resist this upgrade. We start to see amazing quality from small sensor cameras.
 

jazzle

Regular
Oct 14, 2011
8
GRD IV samples do look very impressive, :D maybe i should've waited for it instead of getting the III haha

it now gives me more reason to get the GV-2 viewfinder as I think I will get the GRD IV when my III dies later. I am so loving the GRDs!
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
There are some very nice images turning up. But I can't say I'm seeing that much difference between the 3 and 4 in the images. The exception being that a lot of the low light shots are still being done at very low ISOs and resulting slower shutter speeds, but still coming up pretty sharp except for motion. So maybe the IS is making a big difference on a lot of these. But for most decent light shots, they look pretty similarly great to the GRD3 to my limited eye....

-Ray
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Some Ricoh GRD IV street photography samples @ invisiblephotographer.asia.
We already know how great the whole GRD line is for street photography - I wouldn't expect the GRD4 to be any LESS good! The question is whether its noticeably better than the 3? I think if you use AF a lot, it would be. I like the look of those bleach bypass shots, but like most built in filters, I suspect I'd use it a lot for about a week and then go back to shooting raw and going for my own effects in PP. Looks like a fine addition to the GRD line, but I'm having trouble finding any compelling reason to upgrade from the 3, at least for the way I tend to use the camera, which is largely with the snap focus mode.

-Ray
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
There are some very nice images turning up. But I can't say I'm seeing that much difference between the 3 and 4 in the images.
-Ray
I'd have to agree, Ray. I think the only thing I would really be keen on is the IS and faster AF. I've been really happy with the quality (even of jpg) coming out of the gRD3, but I like having IS... my hands do get tremulous at times and without a vf to help stabilise, i'm often getting rid of more than I keep. Generally, though, on looking at the results on the web, theres not much between them, really.

I think I will end up buying the IV. I think theres going to be a sue's camera sale on pretty soon, because I really cannot justify having all these cameras at once.

[edit] on the other hand, the GRD IV is now on sale at our cheap discounter house in Oz (not the cheapest, but also not grey stock) for $779 for the black and $849 for the white. I think I'll wait for some time til the prices fall a bit. X10 is on for preorder at the same place for $649. All AUD of course but still too rich for my pensioned off blood. I'll be waiting, or selling, or both.
 

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