Ricoh GR fixed lens compact camera sports large sensor
Jackie Dove |
April 19, 2013
The trend in cameras today is to the small, lightweight, and powerful, and that is the intent of the Ricoh GR, Pentax Ricoh's new compact, fixed-lens digital camera. Chief among its attributes is a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor paired with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture lens and a newly designed auto-focus system. Together, these features promise improved low-light performance, shallow depth of field, and wide dynamic range without sacrificing the advantages of a petite, lightweight shooter.
Three new modes have been added to the GR: Retro for a nostalgic look and subdued saturation; High Key for a bright-looking finish with subtle gradation in highlights; and Miniaturize for a diorama-like appearance.
The Ricoh GR advanced digital compact camera will be available in May 2013 for $800.