With some cameras, you think all the photos look just OK, and then get hit with the "wow" when you view them on your computer display. This is not so with the Ricoh GXR+S10 24-72mm module. Many of my shots look great displayed at about 25 percent, which is why I was so disappointed when I zoomed to 100 percent or printed at 13x19. To me, that's one of the important differences between a merely decent enthusiast compact and a standout model.
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.
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)
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)
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)