Ricoh hasn’t been making headlines lately but has the imaging pedigree to stir the attention of photography enthusiasts. Today, the Pentax-owned company came out with the GR – a compact camera with a 16.2 MP APS-C (read DSLR-sized) sensor on board and a fixed 18.3 mm (28 mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens.
The Ricoh GR comes to challenge the Nikon Coolpix A but at a lower price – $800, coming to the US next month.
The ISO range the GR covers is between 100 and 25600.
The GR comes in a compact body and weighs 245 g, which is better than the Nikon Coolpix A’s 299 g. The lens upfront isn’t changeable and offers no zooming capabilities but the sensor comes with no low-pass filter, which should lead to sharper images.
The screen on the back is a 3″ LCD with 1.2 million dots and uses the RGBW standard (compared to the RGB, 910k-dot screen on the Coolpix A).
The RICOH RG can capture 1080p video at 24/25/30 frames per second but the sound, sadly, is only mono. There’s also 4 frames per second continuous shooting.
The Press Release is available over at the Source link and you can also check out a preview of the RICOH GR Via” target=”_blank”>over here.