Ricoh GR Digital V to Become the World’s Smallest APS-C Sensor Camera
Back in January, we reported that Ricoh’s upcoming GR Digital V camera will be the first in the series to feature a large APS-C sensor. Now, a video has leaked that not only confirms that sensor size, but reveals much more about the camera as well.
From the video, we learn that Ricoh is indeed moving from the smaller 1/1.77-inch CCD sensor it used in the past to a relatively giant APS-C 16.2MP CMOS sensor — the same size and type found in many DSLR cameras. The camera will be the smallest digital camera to feature an APS-C sensor.
Inside the camera is a GR Engine V processor, which gives the camera speed. It has a startup and shutdown time of 1 second, 0.2 second autofocus, and 4 frame per second continuous shooting.
On the front of the camera is a 18.3mm f/2.8 lens that’s the equivalent to a 28mm in 35mm terms.
Turn the camera around, and you’ll find a large 3-inch LCD screen for reviewing and framing shots (the camera doesn’t have a built-in viewfinder).
The side of the camera features a convenient “Effects” button for applying various effects to your photos.
Give the video above a watch if you’d like to learn more about this camera before it’s officially announced. We’ll learn more about pricing and availability when that happens.