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Digital Ricoh GR-1, out very soon!

Ricoh just put the GR-1 Digital on their webpage!

First impressions are:

  • Same size and sleek design in black
  • 8.13 mill. pixels chip, though not a full frame chip, not even close. Ricoh has put a 5.9mm F/2.4 lens on it which they say is the equivalent to 28mm focal length on 35mm film camera – so it must be quite a small chip. Just hope that it doesn’t mean to much of a "video look" with the inherent bigger depth of field…
  • No optical view finder – Ricoh has made an optional external one to go in the hot shoe(Like Leica and G-2) – yes there’s a hot shoe(Don’t now if it is hot though…
  • They also make an optional lens conversion attachment, which makes the lens into a 21 mm equivalent.
  • It has a pop up flash
  • It takes SD cards

Take a look at it:

http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gr/gr_digital/

Looking good on a web page. Wonder how it will match my good old (very unstable…) GR1s…?

Hi David

by [a former member] at 2005-09-14 02:40:06 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Bangkok , Thailand | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Sorry guys, I guess this is already old news. I just got psyched up…! (See thread from yesterday…).
 I will add this though, the Ricoh importer in Thailand told me they were expecting it in november since the World wide launch date is 21. October.


by [former member] | 14 Sep 2005 02:09 (ed. Sep 14 2005) | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
It has a tiny sensor for 8.1 Mpx, and thus probably crappy noise at anything over 200 iso :/

by Stephan Sturges | 14 Sep 2005 03:09 | | Report spam→

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