The press photos of the upcoming Ricoh GR have been leaked ahead of the camera’s official announcement, which is expected to occur on April 17 or by the end of this week.
Ricoh is preparing to launch a new digital camera, which will be called “GR”. As the company is ditching the “Digital” branding, it is not willing to give up on the design of the original GR Digital cameras.
Ricoh GR photos and full specifications sheet leaked ahead of official announcement
This can be considered a fact, since the press images of the camera have been leaked on the web. Sources familiar with the matter have entered in possession of the photos, along with a more detailed specifications list.
The Ricoh GR specs consist of the following features:
- 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor without an optical low-pass filter;
- aperture iris diaphragm made out of a 9-blade system;
- 0.2 seconds autofocus speed;
- shutter speed range between 300 and 1/4000 seconds;
- ISO sensitivity between 100 and 25,600;
- full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording at 30 frames per second;
- 3-inch 1.23M-dot LCD screen;
- SD / SDHC / SDXC card slot;
- magnesium-alloy body;
- built-in RAW photo development.
Sources claim that the Ricoh GR camera has a boot time of only one second and that it employs a brand new exposure mode, called TAv, which provides support for AE Shutter and Aperture Priority modes.
Additionally, photographers will be able to keep subjects in focus from a distance of just 10 centimeters, thanks to an 18.3mm f/2.8 lens, which offers a 35mm equivalent of 28mm.
The Ricoh GR measures 117 x 61 x 34.7mm, while weighing just 245 grams with both the battery and storage card inserted.
Ricoh GR release date still slated for this May, but sources are debating about the price
The Ricoh GR release date is still said to be late May 2013, though there are no words regarding the price. Previously, it has been rumored that the company will push the digital camera to several markets for a price around $1,010.
However, a different source is suggesting that the mirrorless shooter will cost “merely” $799. This information may be confirmed during a special event which takes place on April 17 at 6AM London time.