Ricoh GR Digital IV Review

4.5
October 26, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

No. of Effective Pixels (Camera) Approximately 10.00 million pixels
Image Sensor 1/1.7-inch CCD (total pixels: approx. 10.40 million pixels)
Lens Focal length f=6.0 mm (equivalent to 28 mm for 35 mm film cameras)
F-aperture F1.9 – F9 (exposure control with both aperture and ND filter when F8.0-F11 displays in auto shooting mode)
Shooting Distance
(from the front
of the lens)
Approx. 30 cm - infinity; Macro (from the front of the lens): Approx. 1 cm – infinity
Lens Construction 8 elements in 6 groups (aspheric lens: 2 elements and 2 surfaces)
Digital Zoom Magnification Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x; Auto Resize Zoom: Approx. 5.7x (VGA images)
Focus Mode Multi AF (Hybrid AF) / Spot AF (Hybrid AF) /Subj. Tracking/ Manual Focus / Snap / Infinity (Focus lock and AF auxiliary light available. For Multi AF and Spot AF, full-press snap and pre-AF are possible.)
Blur reduction Image sensor shift-type image stabilization function
Shutter Speed*1 Still image Bulb, Time ,180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 - 1/2000 sec. (maximum and minimum shutter speeds vary depending on shooting mode and flash mode)
Movie 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed*11 Approximately 1.54 frames/second
Maximum continuous shots 999
Exposure Control Exposure
Metering Mode
Multi (256 segments), Centre Weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD metering method, AE lock possible)
Exposure Modes Program shift AE / Aperture priority AE / Manual Exposure / Shutter priority AE
Exposure
Compensation
Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV / -0.3EV, ±0, +0.3EV)
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 – 3200 (1EV, 1/3EV, selectable steps)
White Balance Mode AUTO / Multi-Pattern AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent 1 / Fluorescent 2 / Manual / Detail, White Balance Bracket Function
Flash Built-in
flash mode
Flash On, Auto, Red-eye-Reduction, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Manual Flash, Flash Off
Built-in
flash range
Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (ISO Auto)
Flash
compensation
+/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps)
Charging time*12 Approximately 5 seconds
Monitor 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 1,230,000 dots)
Shooting Mode Auto Shooting Mode / Program Shift Mode / Aperture Priority Mode / Shutter Speed Priority Mode / Manual Exposure Mode / Scene Modes (Dynamic Range / Movie / Skew Correction / Interval Composite) / My Settings Mode
Image settings Vivid, Standard, Setting1/Setting2, B&W, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross Process, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass
Picture Quality Mode*2 F (Fine) / N (Normal) / RAW (DNG file format)*3
No. of Pixels Recorded Still image 3648×2736, 3648×2432, 2736×2736, 3648×2048, 3264×2448, 2592×1944, 2048×1536, 1280×960, 640×480
Movie 640x480, 320x240
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, Internal memory (approx. 40MB)
Eye-Fi cards (X2 series) can be used
Storage Capacity (Pictures/Time)*4
(internal memory 40MB)
Still image 3648×2736 (RAW: 2, F: 10, N: 17) / 3648×2432 (RAW: 2, F: 11, N: 19) / 2736×2736 (RAW: 2, F: 13, N: 23) / 3648×2048 (RAW: 2, F: 13, N: 23 ) /3264×2448 (F: 12) / 2592×1944 (F: 15) / 2048×1536 (F: 24) / 1280×960 (F:43) / 640×480 (F: 158)
Movie*5 640×480: 30 frames/sec. (22 sec.), 640×480: 15 frames/sec. (43 sec.), 320×240: 30 frames/sec. (54 sec.), 320×240: 15 frames/sec. (1 min. 38 sec.)
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG (Exif ver. 2.3)*6 , RAW (DNG)
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant)
Compression method JPEG Baseline method compliant (still images, movies)
Other Major Shooting Functions Continuous / AF-Cont / S-Cont / M-Cont / Self-Timer (operation time: approx. 2 sec. / custom) / Interval Shooting (shooting interval: 5 sec. to 1 hour, in 5-second increments)*7 / Image Setting Bracket / Dynamic Range Compensation Bracketing / Contrast Bracketing / Color Space Setting / AE/AF Target Movement / Camera Shake Correction / Dynamic Range Compensation / Multiple Exposure Shooting / Noise Reduction / Histogram / Grid Guide / Depth of Field / Electronic Level / Hot Shoe
Other Major Playback Functions Auto Rotate / Grid View / Enlarged Display (maximum 16x) / Slideshow / Resize / Trim / DPOF settings
Interface USB and AV output terminal: USB 2.0 compliant, mass storage compliant*8 / HDMI micro output terminal: Type D
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL switchable
Power Supply Rechargeable
Battery
DB-65 (3.6V) x1, AAA Dry Alkaline Battery x2, AAA Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery x 2, AC adapter (AC-4c option) 3.8V
Battery Consumption:*9 Based on
CIPA
Standard
Using the DB-65, approx. 390 pictures / Using AAA Dry Alkaline Battery x2, approx. 30 pictures*10
External Dimensions 108.6 mm (W) x 59.8 mm (H) x 32.5 mm (D) (CIPA-conformant)
Weight Approx. 190 g (excluding battery, SD memory card, strap), Accessories approx. 30 g (battery, strap)
Operating Temperature Range 0ºC-40ºC

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