Ricoh introduces its new GR DIGITAL IV digital camera, the follow-up to the GR DIGITAL III. The new model features enhanced Quick Shooting capability and image quality. The new model is equipped with a 28mm/F1.9 GR Lens, the GR ENGINE III, and a high-sensitivity 10 Megapixel CCD image sensor. Featuring the Hybrid AF system, which is used in parallel with the conventional CCD contrast AF, the GR DIGITAL IV offers an AF focusing time as short as 0.2 seconds for quick shooting.
The GR DIGITAL IV includes the Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, which according to Ricoh, achieves a stabilization effect equivalent to a shutter speed increase of a maximum of 3.2 stops. When combined with the fast F1.9 GR lens, it enhances camera’s ability to capture dark scenes. The cmaera includes ISO up to 3200, dynamic range compensation to minimize the effects of blown highlights in bright areas, Auto Bracket function, Interval Composite mode, Positive Film and Bleach Bypass as well as multiple exposure shooting function.
Ricoh’s new camera comes with a 3-inch VGA LCD display, which adds white pixels to the RGB ones. Other than Black model, Ricoh will also release the limited edition GR DIGITAL IV White Edition. Only 10,000 units of the White model will be sold worldwide.