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 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)
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
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.