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Ricoh GR

RRP £549.99  £399.00


Ricoh GR

Take your photography to the next level with the GR. The high performance sensor and lens provide outstanding image quality, whilst the compact body means you can take it with you everywhere, to capture the moments that matter.

  • 16.2 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor delivers superb image quality
  • Fast, bright f/2.8 lens offers 28mm focal length, ideal for landscape and street photography
  • Capture great shots in low light without flash thanks to ISO 100-25,600
  • 7.5cm 1.23m pixel LCD screen provides bright, crisp image playback
  • GR ENGINE V processor for enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality
  • RAW recording offers the ultimate image quality
  • Record Full HD videos in stunning 1080p quality

Park Verdict

A brilliant compact camera that combines a high performance sensor, high quality lens and extensive customisation to produce outstanding images.

We Love

 Large sensor captures incredible detail and offers great results in low light
 Extensive customisation options give you total control
 RAW recording with in-camera processing offers the ultimate image quality

Full Details


Everything is big, except the size

The new GR inherits the product concept of the GR DIGITAL series while upgrading the basic specifications and functions of its predecessor.

It is a pure joy to own and use, as it offers a wider selection of functions and much-improved performance, while retaining a pocket-size body and the refined design shared by all GR-series models.

  • 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • New high-performing GR lens equ. 28mm F2.8
  • Full HD Movie
  • High-speed AF system
  • Compact size

New GR LENS 18.3mm f/2.8

The GR comes equipped with a newly designed GR Lens with the angle of view equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format. Designed to be compact while providing high performance, this lens delivers high-resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness and rich contrast, while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration by incorporating two high-precision aspherical lens elements and a highly refractive low-dispersion glass element in its optics. It also offers a few extra benefits unique to a unifocal lens, such as sharp, crisp image resolution even at the open aperture of F2.8, and superb image definition with backlit subjects.

Thanks to its nine-blade diaphragm, the GR produces a natural Bokeh effect at larger apertures, while creating beautiful light beams at smaller apertures.

Thanks to its manually adjustable ND (neutral density) filter, the GR lets the user open the aperture up even in bright sunshine for a wider range of creative expression

Large 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor and new GR ENGINE V

The GR comes equipped with a new APS-C-size CMOS image sensor, providing an image-sensitive area as wide as that of a PENTAX DSLR image sensor. Thanks to this large image sensor, the GR offers approximately 16.2 effective megapixels to produce beautiful, high-resolution images.

By coupling the large image sensor with the newly developed GR ENGINE V imaging engine, the GR offers high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 25600 with minimal high-sensitivity noise to produce high-resolution, rich-gradation images with a natural sense of depth and a beautiful Bokeh effect.

The image sensor is optimized for the GR 18.3mm F2.8 Lens. To give top priority to image resolution, an Anti-aliasing filter-less design has been adopted to bring out optimum lens performance and assure exceptional image quality over the entire image field.

Quick response to shutter opportunities

The GR provides a high-speed autofocus system that can focus on the subject in a mere 0.2 seconds,* thanks to the newly developed lens driving mechanism and optimized AF algorithm, as well as the ever-faster data readout speed from the image sensor. With its start-up time of approximately one second, the GR responds quickly and flawlessly even to fleeting shutter opportunities.

The GR's AF Continuous Shooting function captures a series of photos at a maximum speed of approximately four images per second, allowing the photographer to capture a fast-moving subjects, such as athletes and wildlife, in sharp focus.

* Measured against CIPA standards.

Pocket size for superb operability

Despite the incorporation of the large image sensor, the GR has a compact and portable design. Its casing is made of a magnesium alloy that is both light and highly rigid, while its exterior design retains the flair and style typical of the GR series.

The body is designed for maximum holding comfort and operational ease. All control buttons are laid out for easy access with the right hand. A preview button has been added to the camera's side panel for quick confirmation of the depth of field before shooting, making it easier for the photographer to visualize the level of the Bokeh effect in the resulting image.



Technical details

Article Number
Article Number175744
Camera TypeCompact digital camera


Total Pixels

approx. 16.9 megapixels

Effective Pixels

approximately 16.2 megapixels


Nb of recorded pixels:

[3:2]4928u00d73264 (L), 3936u00d72608 (M), 2912u00d71936 (S), 1280u00d7864(XS)

[4:3]4352u00d73264 (L), 3488u00d72608 (M), 2592u00d71936(S), 1152u00d7864(XS)

[1:1]3264u00d73264(L), 2608u00d72608(M), 1936u00d71936(S), 864u00d7864 (XS)

Nb of individual recorded pixels:

L:4928u00d73264, 4352u00d73264, 3264u00d73264

M:3936u00d72608, 3488u00d72608, 2608u00d72608

S:2912u00d71936, 2592u00d71936, 1936u00d71936

XS:1280u00d7864, 1152u00d7864, 864u00d7864



Sensibility: Auto, AUTO-HI, Manual ISO 100 - 25600

Auto ISO rang: ISO 100-800(ISO AUTO)

Auto ISO range for SR: ISO100~25600(ISO AUTO-HI)

Focal Length

18.3mm, approx. 28mm in 35mm

Aperture: F2.8-16 (Smallest aperture : F16)

Digital Zoom


7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)

Focusing System

TTL contrast detection auto focus system


Multi AF (Contrast AF method), Spot AF (Contrast AF method), Pinpoint AF, Subject tracking AF, MF, Snap, in finity, Face recognition priority (only in Auto mode), Continuous

Focus Range (automatic)

Standard : approx. 0.3m to infinity

Macro : Approx. 0.1m to infinity

Largest magnification: approx 0.2X (with Macro mode, and focal length 18.3mm)

Focus Range (manual)

Manual : 0.1m - infinity

AF assist

AF Assist lamp available


3.0" transparent TFT color LCD, With protective acrylic cover, 160u00b0

LCD Frame rate 60 fps


approx. 1.230K dots


1/4000-300 sec, Bulb, Time

Exposure system

TTL metering in multi, center-weighted, and spot modes with autoexposure lock

Exposure Control

Manual (+4.0 to -4.0EV in increments of 1/3EV); auto bracketing (-2.0EV to +2.0EV, 1/3EV or 1/2 step)

Exposure Modes

Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Shutter/Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure


Manual (+4.0 to -4.0EV in increments of 1/3EV); auto bracketing (-2.0EV to +2.0EV, 1/3EV or 1/2 step)

TypeIntegrated flash control in serie
Guide Number

5.4 (ISO 100 equivalent)


Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Manual, AUTO Red-Eye Flash, Flash On Red-Eye, Slow Synchro Red-Eye

Effective Range

0.2m - 3.0m (ISO AUTO)

Exposure Compensation


Exposure Parameters

Auto shooting mode, Program shift mode, Aperture priority mode, Shutter priority mode, Shutter/Aperture priority mode, Manual exposure mode, Movie, My Settings Mode

Continuous shooting (approx. 4 fps (max. frames at cont. Shoot: 999 frames), Self-timer (2 sec, custom), Interval shooting , Effect bracket, Dynamic range bracket, Contrast bracket, Color space setting, FA/Move Target, Dynamic range compensation, Multiple exposure shooting, Interval composite, Noise reduction, Histogram, Grid Guide, Depth-of-field indicator, Electronic level indicator

Face Recognition

AF&AE available for Auto modes, up to 10 faces

White Balance

Auto, Multi-P AUTO, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incan descent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight, Neutral White, Cool White, Warm White, Manual, Details, White Balance Bracket Function

Digital Filter

Black&White, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross Pro cess, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High Key


Full HD movie with HDMI terminal

Sound: monaural (audio sampling rate : 32KHz, 16bit, stereo)

Resolution: 1920u00d71080, 1280u00d7720, 640u00d7480

Movie edit functions: Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie


Playback Functions:

Auto Rotate, Grid View, Enlarged Display (up to 16u00d7), Slideshow, Resize, Skew Correct, Mode, Level Compen sation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, DPOF Setting, Color Moire Correction, Convert RAW, Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie,Eye-Fi Transfer


approximately 54 MB


SD/SDHC, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi card (X2 series) compatible

File Format

Photo format: JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), RAW (DNG),

Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Special Features

TAv and PASM modes

Dedicated AF-L/AF-C button

Built-in RAW development

Numerous Shortcuts and customizable functions for intuitive operability

Bracketing function / Interval mode / Custom Image / Multiple exposure shooting /Four aspect ratio mode [16:9], [4:3], [3:2], and [1:1]

Various mode effects

Eye-Fi card compatible for easy image transmission to smart phones

Wide range of optional accessories

Electronic level

Noise Reduction Auto, Manual

Start-up time approx. 1 sec

Release time lug approx. 0.03 sec


English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hunga rian,Turkey, Greek, Russian


Video output: NTSC/PAL

USB: High-Speed USB

HDMI: HDMI output terminal (Type D, Micro port)


Rechargeable DB-65 lithium-ion battery,

Optional AC Adapter available


Capacity Still*: approx. 290 shots

Playback**: Approx. 190 min.

Movie* : approx. 45 min.

*/** (with rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)


6.1 cm


11.7 cm


3.47 cm


215g (body only), 245g

PCWindows XP SP3, VistaTM, 7 and 8

MacOS X 10.5 or more recent
Included Software

Silkypix Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

Kit Content

Rechargeable battery

USB power adapter

Power plug

USB cable


Hand strap

Hot shoe cover


Rechargeable battery DB-65

Battery charger BJ-6

Leather case

AC adapter AC-5C

AV cable

HDMI cable HC-1

Cable switch CA-2

Lens cap

Hood and adapter

External viewfinder GV-1

External mini viewfinder GV-2

Wide conversion lens 21mm

External Flash TTL GF-1

Leather Hand strap GS-2

Neck strap GS-1

Neck strap ST2



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