Ricoh GR Bundle Holiday Deal
B&H Photo is having yet another deal on another fantastic pocket camera. First they had a great buy on the Nikon Coolpix A, then the Hasselblad Stellar, and now the Ricoh GR! This camera is yet another amazing pocket camera and while some may prefer the other two cameras, many prefer the Ricoh which is geared and designed for photographers and not the masses.
B&H is offering the camera as well as a FREE 32GB SD card and a FREE Ricoh OVF which normally sells for $229 – The entire package of camera, OVF and 32 GB card is now up for $596 TOTAL! You can see my original Ricoh GR review here.
THE GR IS AN APS-C LARGE SENSOR COMPACT with DSLR image quality that will fit in your pocket.
So, a month ago I bought a Fujifilm X30 as I could no longer wait for GR stock. There was a long delay in Australia to get these. Two days ago my camera store rang, “we have four in stock”….jump in my car and race over with paranoia setting in.What if they are all sold?! Anyway; got one and am truly astounded. This is the camera I have been looking for for so long. Amazing, amazing piece of kit.
My previous gear included Nikon D200, Canon 60D, Sony RX100, Fujifilm x30, but (for me) nothing touches the GR. CRICKEY, why did I wait so long??!! Love it. My first set of pics at the link below…
How come Ricoh digital produces some of nicest black & white.
Ive had Ricoh GX, GX8, GX100 p&s
along with Super CCD Fujifilm
they produced some of the nicest b&w.
Hi Steve, Nikon coolpix a or the sony rx100? Both new and for the same price. Which one would you choose?
Well, the RX100 will be quicker, more versatile and maybe funner. The Nikon will give you richer IQ (though not a huge diff) – The Nikon is well made and feels solid, the Sony a little less so. Tough call! I enjoy the stellar so much that I’d have to say RX100 V1.
Steve the Nikon and the Ricoh use the same sensor. The JPG engine may out of the box look richer, the Ricoh can easily match it with adjustments and when shooting RAW there is no difference
Yes, I am aware of this but they are much different in use and IQ, even RAW files. I have shot RAW with both and the Nikon files are quite different from the Ricoh presentation.
Also while the Nikon may feel more solid it actually uses less metal in it’s build than the GR which is titanium alloy build.
Hi Steve, in your video on the Ricoh GR you mention that it edges out the Sony RX100 (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/06/07/the-ricoh-gr-camera-review-the-new-large-sensor-gr-arrives/). Has your recommendation evolved now over time? I am torn between the two.
Note that Adorama has the same package for $30 less- $566. And, no, B&H won’t price-match; I phoned to ask.
No OVF in the description 🙁
Damn, they took it off. They either sold out of the OVF or decided it was too good of a deal.
A bit random – but why are clip on OVFs so outrageously priced? Aren’t they just a small window that shows the same field of view as the lens? I realize that nice glass is expensive to produce, but this isn’t even a camera lens; it’s just something to peak through when you snap.
I always wondered the same thing and never found an answer. I have seen some OVF’s for $600-$700 and to me, this makes no sense.
They had this deal about 2 months ago with the OVF. The new Ricoh is coming soon. They need to sweeten the deal to move his product…just saying!
Yeah, I think so too. But it is still a nice camera and I bought knowing that there would be something newer on the way.
Awesome, thanks Steve! Clicked on your link and placed my order. I had the GXR (twice) and really like what Ricoh did with the menus and how nice it feels in the hand. Looking forward to an everyday camera with those same features. Will make a neat street/travel/hiking camera.