I am looking for a pocketable camera and the Ricoh GR is on top of the list. After doing a lot of "research", i found that the Ricoh GR is prone to having dust on sensor. I mean Wha......ttt!! A non interchangeable lens camera, a fixed prime lens, by logic should not have dust on sensor since you cant swap lenses so the sensor is not exposed = no dust. but apparently not. Damn! Too bad. and the dust i've seen on the GR is worm like which is troublesome in post processing, spots and dots shud be easier but big fat worm like on sensor?!! Ouch!. ....I really love this camera already. I've already decided to make a purchase sooner but after i found this issue, it kinda turned me off. From where i came from, its not easy to send the camera for cleaning or service. The only camera agent/dealer here is Canon. I can count how many camera shops that are selling latest cameras in this country, maybe one or two, and mostly they sell latest Canon SLRs....Booo!
Making my decision much easier of not buying the GR but my GAS insisted! My 2nd camera on the list is the Sony RX100 iii, but i'm being brainwashed, 1inch sensor vs APSC, Sony vs GR, i really like the GR and the rave reviews it got. but the Sony being a 1inch sensor, it makes me feel like i'm sacrificing image quality for my own convenience, just because i want it to fit my pocket. I'm so used to getting great OOC quality images from my X100S, i'm worried that i'll be disappointed with the Sony. If only i have the patience, waiting on new products, a pocketable Full Frame, maybe in 11 years,
But i really want the GR.