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GR1v Camera


Ricoh

Categories: Reviews: Equipment : Cameras : 35mm Film Cameras : Point and Shoot Film Cameras

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The GR1v Camera

In April 1998, Ricoh released the GR1 concept, which quickly became the preferred compact camera for serious photographers around the world. Now comes the GR1v. This camera not only has all the advanced features of its predecessor in terms of design, durability and ease of use, but also introduces the additional features of Auto Bracket mode, Manual ISO setting and 5 zone manual focus.

Features:

  • Auto bracket Mode
  • Manual ISO settings
  • Manual focus mode
  • Exposure compensation dial
  • High precision seven-zone passive multi-autofocus
  • Aperture priority AE

No longer sold in the USA.

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1 Review  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Gary Kratkiewicz

member since: 11/20/2001
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Ricoh GR-1V is a great take-anywhere point and shoot camera with photo quality approaching an SLR. Its fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens is good for travel, landscape, and general people photography. Metering is excellent and works well with slide film. It focuses quickly and accurately. Feedback on focus distance, location, and lock is excellent. The viewfinder is excellent and provides a parallax line so the top of the shot doesn't get cut off on close-ups. The main disadvantage is the relatively slow shutter speed at (1/250) at f/2.8, but you have to expect some compromises in a camera this small. All-in-all, a great second or third camera for photographers.
6/25/2003 1:00:33 PM
 

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