Ricoh GR series

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The Ricoh GR is a series of point-and-shoot, or compact, cameras made by Ricoh. They began with 35 mm film cameras and have now evolved into a series of digital cameras. The chronological list of these cameras are the GR1, GR10, GR1s, GR1v and GR21 film cameras and then the GR Digital, GR Digital II, GR Digital III, GR Digital IV and GR.

The Ricoh GR1, GR1s and GR1v film cameras had a very high quality[1] 1:2.8 28 mm lens. Exposure control could be program automatic or aperture priority semi-automatic. They have a built-in flash and date imprinting versions were also available.

Ricoh GR film cameras[edit]

  • GR1
    • Audience: professional
    • Year of release: 1996
    • Lens: 28 mm f/2.8
    • Weight: 175g
  • GR1s
    • Audience: professional
    • Year of release: 1997
    • Lens: 28 mm f/2.8
    • Weight: 175g
    • Changes: GR1s and GR1v have improved optical coatings for better flare resistance.
  • GR1s DATE
    • Audience: professional
    • Lens: 28 mm f/2.8
    • Weight: 175g
  • GR1v
    • Audience: professional
    • Year of release: 2001
    • Lens: 28 mm f/2.8
    • Weight: 175g
    • Changes: GR1v has multiple SNAP distances and manual ISO selection. GR1s and GR1v have improved optical coatings for better flare resistance.
  • GR1v DATE
    • Audience: professional
    • Lens: 28 mm f/2.8
    • Weight: 175g
  • GR21
    • Audience: professional
    • Year of release: 2001
    • Lens: 21mm f/3.5 (9 elements in 6 groups)
    • Weight: 200g
  • GR10[2]
    • Audience: consumer
    • Year of release: 1998
    • Lens: 28 mm F/2.8 (7 elements in 4 groups)
    • Weight: 170g

Ricoh GR digital cameras[edit]

Ricoh GR Digital II with the lens protruded
  • GR Digital III[4]
  • GR Digital IV[5]
  • GR

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Equivalent angle of view (AOV) in 35 mm full frame format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fisher, Jim (20 March 2013). "10 Cool Classic Film Cameras". PC Magazine. Retrieved 30 January 2014. "Ricoh's GR1 series has its devotees. ... its lens has received nothing but praise in terms of its optical qualities" 
  2. ^ http://www.ricoh.co.jp/camera/cameralist/GR10.html フィルムカメラ / 製品 | リコー
  3. ^ https://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gr/gr_digital2/ GR DIGITAL II/ Digital Cameras | Ricoh Global
  4. ^ https://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gr/gr_digital3/ Digital Camera / GR DIGITAL III / Products & Solutions | Ricoh Global
  5. ^ https://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gr/gr_digital4/specs.html GR DIGITAL IV / Digital Cameras / Products | Ricoh Global

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