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Hands-On Experience With the 'World's Best Pocket Camera'

There is a quiet rise of small, pocketable cameras when it comes to popularity. In this video, James Popsys gives his thoughts on the little Ricoh after spending some time shooting with it. So, if you're in the market for one, take a look.

The Ricoh GR IIIx is a modern take on the old point-and-shoot cameras, except it's aimed more at hobbyists and professionals. It has a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the 35mm sensor equivalent of a 40mm f/2.8 lens, and a plethora of features. For a hair under $1,000, it is well worth a look if you're in the market for a small camera that isn't your mobile phone.

James Popsys has been using the Ricoh for 4 7 11 weeks and has taken it on a number of shoots, getting a real feel for what it can produce. I must admit, I've been a little on the fence with these small cameras, particularly with the power of mobile phones now. However, I do want one and the more I have thought about it, the more I realize that phones may be acting as a gateway drug, perhaps. That they are showing us just how much we will use a camera if it's accessible enough.

Do you have a pocketable, dedicated camera? Have you used the Ricoh GR IIIx? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.