Specifications announced for the new Ricoh GR Digital IV compact camera

Ricoh GRD IV specs show better shooting performance, better image quality, VC lens

The new Ricoh GR Digital IV camera, in black and limited edition white.

The new Ricoh GR Digital IV camera, in black and limited edition white.

Ricoh has released specifications for its new GR Digital IV camera. There's currently no release date for the camera in Australia or worldwide, but the specifications show improved shooting performance and enhancements to image quality.

Look at the first images of the new Ricoh GR Digital IV.

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 film 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 Magnification: Digital Zoom: Approx. 4.0x; Auto Resize Zoom: Approx. 5.7x (VGA images)

Focus Mode: Multi AF (Hybrid AF) / Spot AF (Hybrid AF) /Subj. Tracking/ Manual Focus / Snap / Infinity (Focus lock and AF auxiliary light available. For Multi AF and Spot AF, full-press snap and pre-AF are possible.)

Blur reduction Image sensor shift-type image stabilization function

Shutter Speed: *1 Still image: Bulb, Time 180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 - 1/2000 sec. (maximum and minimum shutter speeds vary depending on shooting mode and flash mode) Movie: 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.

Continuous shooting: Continuous shooting speed*11 Approximately 1.54 frames/second Maximum continuous shots 999

Exposure Control: Exposure Metering Mode: Multi (256 segments), Centre Weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD metering method, AE lock possible) Exposure Modes: Program shift AE/Aperture priority AE/ Manual Exposure /Shutter priority AE Exposure Compensation: Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV / -0.3EV, ±0, +0.3EV)

ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output 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

Flash: Built-in flash mode: Flash On, Auto, Red-eye-Reduction, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Manual Flash, Flash Off Built-in flash range: Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (ISO Auto) Flash compensation: +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps) Charging time*12: Approximately 5 seconds

Monitor: 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 1,230,000 dots)

Shooting Mode: Auto Shooting Mode / Program Shift Mode / Aperture Priority Mode / Shutter Speed Priority Mode / Manual Exposure Mode / Scene Modes (Dynamic Range / Movie / Skew Correction / Interval Composite) / My Settings Mode

Image settings: Vivid, Standard, Setting1/Setting2, B&W, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross Process, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass

Picture Quality Mode: *2 F (Fine) / N (Normal) / RAW (DNG file format) *3

No. of Pixels Recorded: Still image: 3648×2736, 3648×2432, 2736×2736, 3648×2048, 3264×2448, 2592×1944, 2048×1536, 1280×960, 640×480

Movie: 640x480, 320x240

Recording Media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, Internal memory (approx. 40MB) Eye-Fi cards (X2 series) can be used

Storage Capacity (Pictures/Time):*4 internal memory approx.40MB) Still image: 3648×2736 (RAW: 2, F: 10, N: 17) / 3648×2432 (RAW: 2, F: 11, N: 19) / 2736×2736 (RAW: 2, F: 13, N: 23) / 3648×2048 (RAW: 2, F: 13, N: 23 ) /3264×2448 (F: 12) / 2592×1944 (F: 15) / 2048×1536 (F: 24) / 1280×960 (F:43) / 640×480 (F: 158)

Movie *5: 640×480: 30 frames/sec. (22 sec.), 640×480: 15 frames/sec. (43 sec.), 320×240: 30 frames/sec. (54 sec.), 320×240: 15 frames/sec. (1 min. 38 sec.)

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)

Other Major Shooting Functions: Continuous / AF-Cont / S-Cont / M-Cont / Self-Timer (operation time: approx. 2 sec. / custom) / Interval Shooting (shooting interval: 5 sec. to 1 hour, in 5-second increments)*7 / Image Setting Bracket / Dynamic Range Compensation Bracketing / Contrast Bracketing / Color Space Setting / AE/AF Target Movement / Camera Shake Correction / Dynamic Range Compensation / Multiple Exposure Shooting / Noise Reduction / Histogram / Grid Guide / Depth of Field / Electronic Level / Hot Shoe

Other Major Playback Functions: Auto Rotate / Grid View / Enlarged Display (maximum 16x) / Slideshow / Resize / Trim / DPOF settings

Interface: USB and AV output terminal: USB 2.0 compliant, mass storage compliant*8 / HDMI micro output terminal: Type D

Video Signal Format: NTSC, PAL switchable

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: *9 Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-65, approx. 390 pictures / Using AAA Dry Alkaline Battery x2, approx. 30 pictures*10

External Dimensions: 108.6 mm (W) x 59.8 mm (H) x 32.5mm (D) (CIPA-conformant)

Weight: Approx. 190 g (excluding battery, SD memory card, strap), Accessories approx. 30 g (battery, strap)

Operating Temperature Range: 0ºC-40ºC

*1. Shutter speed upper and lower limits vary depending on Shooting Mode and Flash Mode. *2. The picture quality modes which can be set vary depending on the image size. *3. The DNG file format is a RAW image file format and is the standard format of Adobe Systems. *4. Estimated number of still images it is possible to record and estimated amount of movie recording time. *5. The maximum length for one instance of movie recording is 29 minutes or the file size upper limit of 4GB. *6. Compatible with DCF and DPOF. DCF is the abbreviation of the JEITA standard “Design rule for Camera File system.” (Full compatibility with other devices is not guaranteed.) *7. With flash off. *8. Mass storage driver is compatible with Windows (R) XP, Windows Vista(R), Windows(R)7; Mac OS X 10.4 -10.6.7. *9. Shooting capacity was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. This is only an estimate, and performance may vary according to usage conditions. *10. Using Panasonic AAA alkaline batteries. *11. Measurement values obtained under Ricoh measurement conditions using Panasonic Pro High Speed 2G Class 6 cards. Results may differ depending on the speed and/or number of continuous shots, shooting conditions, and recording media, or on the condition of the recording media. *12. When using rechargeable batteries

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