Pentax Ricoh GR: A 16MP APS-C compact camera that undercuts Nikon rival

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ricoh-gr-use.jpgPentax have revealed the Ricoh GR, the successor to the GR IV. Packing in a 16.2MP APS-C sized sensor, it keeps a small frame and manages to undercut the competition price by some margin.

A little late to the large-sensor compact party, the GR has a fixed 18.3 mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 25600 capability, a pop-up flash, 1080p / 30fps AF video and 4 fps shooting with continuous autofocus for capturing “fast-moving subjects.”

“The introduction of the RICOH GR marks a new standard of confidence in the compact camera segment,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Pentax Ricoch Imaging.

“The RICOH GR camera’s unparalleled set of robust features and hardware completely redefines what can be expected from a compact camera.”

The Ricoh GR hits stores in May, priced around £600. That’s a fair-sight cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix A, priced £829.99.

Gerald Lynch