Ricoh GR DIGITAL IV US 10 MP Digital Camera with 1x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD screen (Black)
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- 28mm equiv.
- 10.0 M Pixels
- 3.0 inch LCD screen
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||390 Photos|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1,230,000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC, Internal|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash, Hot-shoe|
|Focus Description||TTL (Multi, Spot)|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|ISO Range||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2|
|Item Dimensions||2.32 x 1.3 x 4.29 inches|
|Item Weight||0.42 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4.5 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||27 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Limited 12 Month|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.9|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,648|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||1 second|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion DB65 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||Motion JPEG|
|Video Capture Resolution||640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (optional)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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Top Customer Reviews
Alright, lets talk about this camera, which is our main topic. You might heard about Ricoh's GR series cameras since the film photographers' era; GR series are famous of its compact size, good handling and professional control functions. For this specific camera, GR Digital IV, it has the 28mm wide angle prime lens on it, with f/1.9 maximum aperture and image stabilization, very convenient for not only low-light condition, but also creating shallow Bokeh. However, GRD IV only gets a small 1/1.7 CCD sensor in it, bigger sensor literally means better image quality. About this point, different people may have different idea. So personally, I would not recommend to beginner to get it in this price range, for whom many Mirrorless cameras and entry-level DSLRs could be more suitable. But I would highly recommend to the ones who are looking for a compact alternative of heavy cameras for specific purposes, like me myself.
GRD IV has many interesting features such as many custom functions allow you to create a comfortable control system; two multi-function dials, number of custom buttons, a M-A-S-P dial with three custom-mode, also variety of pictures effects. The external button layout is nice and neat, no superfluous design. Superior build quality, you will know where your money goes when you hold it in your hands.Read more ›
It took a little while to get used to not having zoom but zoom has never been a big deal for me since I like doing street photography. If you really want zoom this is not the camera for you. Also the autofocus is fast which was the main reason I switched from a Canon S95. I was getting frustrated with how slow it focused in indoor situations.
The camera is built like a tank which is a huge plus since I'm a klutz.
Easily the best and funnest camera I've ever owned.
Update: 1/23/13: This is by far the best camera I've ever had and have taken my best photos with it. I'm not overly techy but the wider lens is super sharp and fits my eye. When it's darker I shoot b&w and the graininess adds to the mood. The menu is a pleasure and already feels like second nature to use.
If you want a camera with lots of automatic intelligence and don't want to think like a photographer this is probably not ideal for the price. Cheaper cameras will give the sensor quality and give you face recognition, zoom lenses and other perks.
Some things I came to appreciate are:
- strong alloy body. I haven't had an accident but feel it would hold up well
- f/1.9 lens. Even with the wide focal length there is some selective focus and nice bokeh
- you can turn the viewscreen off to make the camera very unobtrusive in low light
- it is quiet. Shutter is almost silent
- takes attachments, super wide, tele, and nice viewfinder accessories
- the autofocus is quick and accurate. With the wide lens it's a forgiving spec but still the whole package is easy to use and get a focused picture.
- the size is great. Even for a point and shoot it's small. Fits in a pocket and can go everywhere.
- battery life is best of all digital cameras I have (various SLRs and point and shoots)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still not as fast as my film street cameras.
I like fast,wide angle street cameras - but had low expectations for this thing. Have come around.... Read more
Very happy with the purchase. This is a great camera, and the one I purchased was in terrific shape. Thanks for a good shopping experience.Published 21 months ago by Doug