Original Source Press Release:
Ricoh prepares GR-series digicam|
(Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 06:14 EDT)
A brief press release on the website of Ricoh Global today announces that the company will soon unveil a digital camera that follows in the footsteps of its GR-series of film cameras.
Unveiled in late 1996, the original Ricoh GR1 was popular for its high-quality 28mm f/2.8 lens. Its successors the GR1s, GR10, and GR1V offered the same lens, while the GR21 offered an equally impressive 21mm f/3.5 lens. All of the cameras featured basic - perhaps even retro - styling, and aimed for functionality first and foremost.
No details have been announced as to the specification of the new digital GR-series camera, nor its pricing and availability. The announcement is currently slated for September 13th, and you can expect to hear the news on our site at that time...
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|Digital version of the Ricoh GR camera to be announced!|
On September 13 RICOH will announce the arrival of a new Super High Imaging Quality compact digital camera. This exceptional camera will be the digital version of the well-known GR analog camera series.
The GR1 was first launched in October 96. Thereafter followed the GR1s, GR10, GR21 and GR1V. Although using 28mm and 21mm wide angle lenses, the quality was such that images were sharp right up to the edge; in fact a special L-mount version of the 28mm GR lens was made and rated highly by specialist reviews. As a result these cameras became popular with professional photographers and enthusiasts the world over. This is a response to a request from loyal GR serices customers.