I’ve gone through a few cameras over time, but this old friend sticks around and continues to impress. It’s a formula that ticks every box for me: lightweight, large sensor, fantastic 28mm lens, perfect ergonomics for the size and a straightforward interface. My biggest complaint is the poorly placed exposure comp button that tends to get pressed on accident. Which in the scheme of things isn’t too hard to live with.
The Ricoh GR has been replaced (updated) with the Ricoh GRII, but I haven’t felt the need to upgrade. My biggest wish for the camera that replaces the GR II, is that the body retains the same amazing ergonomics. I’ve gone through several similarly sized cameras and nothing even comes close to the handling of the GR line.