Ricoh GR camera announced!

Matt Bennett

A new GR-series camera with a 16.2-megapixekl APS-C CMOS sensor

RICOH GR front
RICOH GR front

Pentax Ricoh Imaging has announced the new GR camera, which they say delivers exceptional image quality with its 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a compact and no-nonsense ”pocket size” body.

The on-paper specs certainly look promising, with no low-pass filter and the new GR Engine V for low noise at ISOs of up to 25600 and fast turn-on responsiveness of 0.2 seconds.

The GR comes also equipped with a new 18.3mm f2.8 lens, which has been designed to minimise distortion and chromatic aberration by incorporating two high-precision aspherical lens elements and a highly refractive low-dispersion glass element.

The manufacturer is confident that the lens will deliver sharp and crisp images even at its widest aperture. In terms of focal length, the 18.3mm f2.8 GR lens offers the equivalent of 28mm.

Based on our very limited time with the camera, we were impressed by the feel of the camera in the hand – it’s compact and fairly light but without skimping on a sense of quality and durability.

The Ricoh GR will go on sale in May 2013 at an RRP of £599.99. For more information, please visit www.pentax.co.uk.

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