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Ricoh GR with APS-C sensor and fixed focal length

The Japanese manufacturer has introduced a new compact digicam. The GR takes photos with 16 megapixels, the sensor is APS-C size. The model is thus in direct competition with the Nikon Coolpix A.

Compact digital cameras with large sensors are trendy. After Sony introduced the RX100 and sparked last year’s race, Ricoh now comes out with a new model on the market. The new GR (245 grams) has, as does the Nikon, an APS-C sensor installed, shooting 16 megapixels photos. Another parallel is the fixed focal length. The GR has 28 mm and a maximum aperture of f / 2.8 – exactly like the Nikon. An accessory shoe is also available.

Fast auto focus

The display measures 3 inches and has 1.2 million pixels. The camera can record video in full HD and there is a rapid burst mode that captures up to four images per second. The autofocus is supposed to be very fast, according to Ricoh. A low pass / low-pass filter was omitted. The device costs 749 euros, thus a few hundred euros cheaper than the Coolpix A. The Ricoh GR will be available from June.

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