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Ricoh KR-5

Ricoh KR-5
alaAverage 4.2

7 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and battery are generally positive. The exposure and portability also get good feedback.

shutter, portability, exposure, battery, build quality

On average, users rate this product 83/100.

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Ricoh KR5 Super II


I couldnt believe when I found this camera at a yard sale just the other day, the guy only wanted $30 for it but i got him to take $15!!! I even got a Focal Lens,carrying case,the original manueals, flash,strap and the original lens for the camera!!! I...

everything works

none as of now

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Ricoh KR5 Super II


This camera gave me a lot of satisfied moments. I use it for several years & now a buy another new one. It´s so versatile, easy to use, all controls are clear and have a combinations of virtues of different cameras. Very very simple to use, very friendly

1/2000 shutter speed- K Mount- All manual - no batteries needed (except for exposure meter). - Mirror lock up with self-timer - Well-built

No one

Consumer review by:

Ricoh KR5 Super II


This camera has been a wonderfully solid piece of equipment. It is extremely reliable and takes clear, crisp photos. It was my entry level camera which I used to learn on and it was a fantastic tool to get started with.


Consumer review by:

Ricoh KR5 Super II


Have had the camera for about 4 years now and not a thing swrong with it. The 35-70 zoom lens it came with has more to be desired though. Good weight and feel to the camera. Takes nice pictures for an entry level camera.

Good shutter speed range. Solid Construction.Takes good photos.Split screen focusing screen

No options for "bolt ons

Consumer review by:

Ricoh KR5 Super II


I have many cameras but for some reason I always pick up the Ricoh Superll,, I like the way it handles, light weight, good photos and looks great,Black. I am going to buy another one from Ritz camera, I believe they are the only ones to sell...

Took many photos and has everything I need on a manual camera, I only buy or own manuel cameras and have a collection of them I believe manual cameras will be phased out in time


Consumer review by:

Ricoh KR5 Super II


Consumer review by:

Ricoh KR5 Super II


Back in 1997 I needed a simple manual SLR camera to make more sensible pictures that come out of $40 P&S that I had before. It is nice camera for beginners who want to learn photography - nicely built and simple. Unfortunately, Ricoh doesn''t make...

All manual - no batteries needed (except for exposure meter, but I hadn''t had to change it in 5 years).B-2000 shutter rangeMirror lock up with self-timerWell-builtK-mount (very cheap lenses available)

No DOF preivew buttonNo multiple exposureNo motor drive capability

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built In Flash: No
Data Back: No
DX Coding: No
Exchangable Lens: No
Exposure Regulation:Manual Reflex
Motor: No
Panorama: No
Red Eye Reduction: No
Water Protection: No

General Features

Compact / SLR:SLR
Film Format:135 mm


Bifocal / Zoom: No