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Model Name: Ricoh GR 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Ricoh GR II
GR vs GR II
General
Model Number: GR
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2013-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.6 oz (243 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(117 x 61 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 78
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 972
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4352 x 3264 (14.2 MP, 4:3),
3246 x 3264 (10.6 MP, Other),
3936 x 2608 (10.3 MP, Other),
3488 x 2608 (9.1 MP, Other),
2608 x 2608 (6.8 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 1936 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1936 (5.0 MP, Other),
1936 x 1936 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 864 (1.1 MP, Other),
1152 x 864 (1.0 MP, 4:3),
864 x 864 (0.7 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p)
640x480 (30p/25p/24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: GR lens, 7 elements in 5 groups with 2 aspheric elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: 43.0mm
Thread Type: (Hood & Adapter GH-2 required)
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 35mm eq. crop mode
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Multi AF, Spot AF, Pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF, MF, Snap, infinity, Face recognition priority (only in Auto mode); Continuous Focus point adjustment: Auto, User-Selectable, Center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional hotshoe mounted optical viewfinders
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, Auto-Hi, Manual ISO 100 - 25,600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Multi-P Auto, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight FL, Natural White FL, Cool White FL, Warm White FL, CT, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 300 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 4.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi (484 segments), Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Effects modes (B&W, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross-Process, Positive Film, Bleach-Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High-Key) Multiple Exposure (2-4 shots), Dynamic Range Correction.
Self Timer: 2, 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow-Sync, Manual, Auto Red-Eye Flash, Flash On Red-Eye, Slow-Sync Red-Eye
Flash Guide Number: 5.4
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 20cm - 3.0m
Max Flash Sync: 1/4000 (ext: 1/400)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Included Memory: 54.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional CA-2 wired release (via USB)
Connections (extended): Micro HMDI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.02
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.96
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.33
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.092
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.46
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.028
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi AF mode = 0.287s
Startup Time: 1.6
Play -> Record Time: 0.5
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 1.6
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary DB-65
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary DB-65 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 290
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
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