Noise

At all ISO sensitivities, Ricoh seems overly aggressive with the blurring aspect of its noise reduction, and there's serious aliasing on edges. I wouldn't recommend shooting JPEGs at anything higher than ISO 200.
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Noise, ISO 800

While shooting raw allows for better noise reduction you can also see some of the native edge aliasing, especially around the eyes. (1/30 sec, f2.8, AWB, evaluative metering, Neutral color)
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Noise, ISO 1600

Here you can really see the edge problems--look especially at the eyes and the fine grid pattern that appears in the shadows. In the latest firmware update, Ricoh added a Max noise reduction option, but as far as I can tell that just increases the blurring even more. (1/30 sec, f2.8, AWB, evaluative metering, Neutral color)
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Distortion, narrow angle

The GXR's in-camera distortion correction is relatively subtle, partly because there isn't much lens distortion. The slightly different framing is not a correction artifact, but the differences in white balance seem to be. (1/125 sec, f4.4, AWB, evaluative metering, ISO 100)
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Distortion, narrow angle

There's little distortion at the narrow end of the lens, but it displays the same white balance difference. (1/125 sec, f5.1, AWB, evaluative metering, ISO 100)
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Bokeh

While the lens is on the slow slide, it does produce relatively nice effects in out-of-focus areas.(1/125 sec, f4.4, AWB, evaluative metering, ISO 100)
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Color settings

While not as scary as Vivid, Ricoh's Standard (default) color setting tends to saturate greens and blues a bit too much. (1/220 sec, f9.1, AWB, center-weighted metering, ISO 100)
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Sharpness

The GXR+S10's default sharpness is pretty good. Plus, there's barely any fringing on the highlights.(1/30 sec, f4.2, AWB, evaluative metering, ISO 100, Standard color)
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Color

The auto white balance tends to be overly cyan in shadowed conditions--for instance, note the color of the leaves in the shot with the yellow flowers on the right. The rest look okay, though.
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Close-up sharpness

Close up shots look just a smidgen soft when zoomed in, but this is the kind of softness that can stand up to some sharpening in post process.(1/290 sec, f6.1, AWB, centerweighted metering, ISO 100, Natural color)
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General sharpness

This is typical of the detail in wide angle shots; you can see how unsharp the foreground subjects look. (1/80 sec, f4.6, AWB, evaluative metering, ISO 100, Natural color)
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