Ricoh GR Digital IV digital camera out soon

Ricoh GR Digital IV digital camera, black and white models

After a two-year gap, Ricoh is updating its GR range of point-and-shoot digital cameras with the Ricoh GR Digital IV.

The GR Digital IV, like the GR Digital III, is a 10 megapixel camera, and has the 28mm/F1.9 GR lens. Improvements with the newer model include:

  • the new GR Engine IV, for better image processing
  • 3 inch, 1.23 million dot VGA LCD screen, approximately 1.7 times brighter than the GR Digital III’s screen
  • Eye-Fi card compatibility, allowing wireless transfer of images to a computer or image-sharing website
  • My Setting function – program the GR Digital IV in up to 12 favourite settings
  • Multiple exposure shooting, allowing up to five overlapping shots

Collector’s edition white Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ongoing the Ricoh GR Digital IV will be available in black only, but at launch a collector’s edition white model Ricoh GR Digital IV will also be available. Only 10,000 are to be sold worldwide, with Australia’s allocation being somewhere around 200.

Ricoh GR Digital IV digital camera, black, front view

Ricoh GR Digital IV digital camera, black, back view

Ricoh GR Digital IV specifications

  • No. of effective pixels (camera): Approximately 10.00 million pixels
  • Image sensor:1 /1.7-inch CCD (total pixels: approx. 10.40 million pixels)
  • Screen: 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 1,230,000 dots)
  • Lens: Focal length: f=6.0 mm (equivalent to 28 mm for 35 mm ?lm cameras); F-aperture: F1.9 – F9 (exposure control with both aperture and ND filter when F8.0-F11 displays in auto shooting mode); Shooting Distance (from the front of the lens): Approx. 30 cm – infinity; Macro (from the front of the lens): Approx. 1 cm – infinity; Lens Construction: 8 elements in 6 groups (aspheric lens: 2 elements and 2 surfaces)
  • Digital zoom: Approx. 4.0x; Auto Resize Zoom: Approx. 5.7x (VGA images)
  • Blur reduction: Image sensor shift-type image stabilisation function
  • ISO sensitivity: AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 – 3200 (1EV, 1/3EV, selectable steps)
  • White Balance mode: AUTO / Multi-Pattern AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Manual / Detail, White Balance Bracket Function
  • Recording media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, Internal memory (approx. 40MB) Eye-Fi cards (X2 series) can be used
  • Recording file format: Still Image: JPEG (Exif ver. 2.3) *6 , RAW (DNG); Movie: AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant); Compression method: JPEG Baseline method compliant (still images, movies)
  • Interface: USB and AV output terminal: USB 2.0 compliant, mass storage compliant*8 / HDMI micro output terminal: Type D
  • Power supply: Rechargeable battery: DB-65 (3.6V) x1, AAA Dry Alkaline Battery x2, AAA Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery x 2, AC adapter (AC-4c option) 3.8V
  • Battery consumption: Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-65, approx. 390 pictures / Using AAA Dry Alkaline Battery x2, approx. 30 pictures
  • Dimensions: 108.6 x 59.8 x 32.5 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: Approx. 220 grams (including battery, SD memory card, strap

Ricoh GR Digital IV price and release date

The ‘regular’ black Ricoh GR Digital IV will be available in mid-October, for an RRP of $799. The collector’s edition white model Ricoh GR Digital IV will also be available in mid-October, for $899 RRP.