Ricoh GR Compact APS-C Camera Announced

Ricoh GR

Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh GR, a 16.2MP compact APS-C camera. It features an 18.3mm lens (28mm equivalent) and has no optical low-pass filter.

Ricoh GR Key Features

  • 16.2MP APS-C Format CMOS Sensor
  • GR ENGINE V Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-pass Filter
  • 18.3mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,230k-dot White Magic LCD Screen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture
  • ISO Range of 100-25600
  • High Speed AF and 4 fps Burst Shooting
  • Image Effects and Macro Mode
  • Compact Magnesium Alloy Body

The Ricoh GR retails for $800. Check availability at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Ricoh Stepping Up Mirrorless Camera Offerings

Ricoh KR-5 Super II

Ricoh’s president was recently quoted saying that “Ricoh will offer characteristic compact cameras under its own label, while trying to bring the Pentax brand on par with Nikon Corp. and Canon Inc. in interchangeable-lens cameras.”  While we have no specs or details on what the camera will be like, the source article notes that it would not necessarily be an expansion of the recently-announced Pentax Q system, but rather a more prosumer offering with a larger image sensor.

Of course, the Pentax reference comes from recent news that Ricoh is acquiring the company, effective October 1.

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Ricoh GR Digital IV Officially Announced

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh has unveiled its GR Digital IV, which features a 10MP and a 28mm f/1.9 fixed lens.   The Ricoh GR Digital IV adds sensor-shift image stabilization over its predecessor, the GR Digital III.

Additional features include a 3-inch 1.23 million dot resolution LCD, an improved image processor and quicker autofocus.  A special edition, white model will be available in a total of 10,000 units.

No word yet on price or release dates.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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