Back in January, we reported that
Ricoh’s upcoming GR Digital V camera will be the first in the series to
feature a large APS-C sensor. Now, a video has leaked that not only
confirms that sensor size, but reveals much more about the camera as
Here’s a video that Mirrorless Rumors received and published today. It’s an English language introduction to the new GR camera:
From the video, we learn that Ricoh is indeed moving from the smaller
1/1.77-inch CCD sensor it used in the past to a relatively giant APS-C
16.2MP CMOS sensor — the same size and type found in many DSLR cameras.
The camera will be the smallest digital camera to feature an APS-C
Inside the camera is a GR Engine V processor, which gives the camera
speed. It has a startup and shutdown time of 1 second, 0.2 second
autofocus, and 4 frame per second continuous shooting.
On the front of the camera is a 18.3mm f/2.8 lens that’s the equivalent to a 28mm in 35mm terms.
Turn the camera around, and you’ll…
The new Ricoh GR will have a new processor called GR Engine 5.Very fast and improved AF and start-up time.No anti-aliasing (AA) filter.High ISO up to 25,6001080P at 30fps HD video recording capabilities with continuous AF (H.264 format).Built-in stereo mic.The 28mm f/2.8 lens is completely re-designed and will have a 9 blades aperture.Ricoh will also offer a wide angle conversion lens (GW-3) with a 21mm focal length.The new GR will be compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards.The US price will be around $800.Announcement is next week. Shipping should start in May, 2013. Source (www.PhotoRumors.com)