Pentax Ricoh GR detrones Nikon Coolpix A:

Pentax Ricoh GR detrones Nikon Coolpix A:

As a big fan of the original Ricoh GR I was very pleased to see this announcement. Pentax Ricoh finally did it! The price is also right, I pre-ordered mine from BHphotovideo. This should be the street photographers dream! Full specs and more pictures after the break

Just take a look at the control layout, as with previous cameras, Ricoh gets it right ergonomically.
This will also be the lightest and smallest APSC sized camera at 245 grams, the Coolpix A, 290 grams and the Fujifillm X100s at 445 grams.

Ricoh will also release a new 21mm equiv super wide angle conversion lens, GW-3 Wide Conversion Lens, and a GH-3 hood and adapter, I will update this once available for preorder.
You can preorder The Ricoh GR from Adaroma or from BH.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

Pixels Actual: 16.9 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
Bit Depth 12-bit
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Mono), WAV
Max Resolution 16MP: 4928 x 3264 @ 3:2
Other Resolutions 16MP: 4352 x 3264 @ 4:3
16MP: 3264 x 3264 @ 1:1
10MP: 3936 x 2608 @ 3:2
10MP: 3488 x 2608 @ 4:3
10MP: 2608 x 2608 @ 1:1
5MP: 2912 x 1936 @ 3:2
5MP: 2592 x 1936 @ 4:3
5MP: 1936 x 1936 @ 1:1
1MP: 1280 x 864 @ 3:2
1MP: 1152 x 864 @ 4:3
1MP: 864 x 864 @ 1:1
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Image Stabilization None
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Lens 7 elements in 5 groups
2 Aspheric
EFL: 18.3 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 to f/16
Filter Thread 43 mm
Zoom None
Focus Range Normal: 11.76″ (29.87 cm) – Infinity
Macro: 3.9″ (9.91 cm) – Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto, )
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, My Settings, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority, Time
Metering Range: EV 1.8 – EV 17.7
Compensation: -4 EV to +4 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Bleach-Bypass
High Contrast B&W
Miniature Effect
Positive Film
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 4 fps at 16 MP
Interval Recording Yes
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range 3.3 – 9.8′ (1.01 – 2.99 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Built-in Memory 54MB
Memory Card Type SD
Still Images per GB JPEG: 39 @ Highest Resolution – 1820 @ Lowest Resolution
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 50 fps, 60 fps
1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps
640 x 480: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps
Video Clip Length Up to 4GB or 25 Minute
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Screen 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (1230000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi None
Software Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Waterproofing None
Battery 1x DB-65 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter AC-U1 (Included)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.4 x 1.4″ / 11.7 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm
Weight 8.6 oz / 244 g with battery and card

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6 thoughts on “Pentax Ricoh GR detrones Nikon Coolpix A:

  1. Chris K.

    Nikon Coolpix A held a throne? Same one as the Canon EOS-M (the throne of “too little, too late”)?

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