January 21st, 2013, 06:39 PM
According to Olympus XZ-10, Ricoh GR Digital V, Sony NEX-3N, a38, a58 and other rumored cameras and lenses | Photo Rumors we can expect the camera at CP+ later this month. That'd make it a good bit quicker than Ricoh's typical 2 year cycle; about 1 year and 4 months. I'm also curious about the Olympus XZ-10.
January 21st, 2013, 07:12 PM
In the current market the Ricoh line of cameras is dated. Who is going to buy a new GXR today? The GRD may remain popular, but there are many other small sensor compacts to choose from. APS fixed-lens compacts are the new baseline.
Would love to see a B&W version of an APS GRD.
January 21st, 2013, 07:46 PM
I love my GRD IV! Eager to see what's in store for its successor; tough act to follow.
January 21st, 2013, 11:37 PM
Late to the game and into a pretty busy market space. The X1 has been out for some time as have others and the RX1 shows where the market will move to. A GRDV (same size as the IV) with the Sony RX100 sensor, an outstanding and fast prime lens and Nikon 1 fast AF would meet more of a demand/need, at least in my opinion.
January 22nd, 2013, 02:07 AM
Please be real! Pls pls pls pls pls.
Last edited by Boid; January 22nd, 2013 at 02:57 AM.
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January 22nd, 2013, 02:11 AM
Yep, I will be. I was going to go GXR at some point but I like this :)
Originally Posted by christilou
January 22nd, 2013, 02:54 AM
I generally try to jump a generation, so I may very well be interested in this... c'mon, Ricoh!
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January 22nd, 2013, 08:17 AM
I haven't a clue what will happen to the GXR line. If Ricoh is still serious about the system, they may have a refresh announcement this year for the body and maybe sensor updates for the A12 units as well as new units (maybe a Pentax K mount which would make the most sense). I'm just glad Ricoh is moving ahead with the GRD line.
Originally Posted by Andrewteee
January 22nd, 2013, 08:24 AM
Being an RX1 owner, I agree that larger sensors in smaller bodies is where the market is heading. I do think however there is a lot of room for APS-C compacts (X1, Fuji, etc. have shown this to be true). I do however think that the audience for the Sony RX100 is different than that for the Ricoh GRD. The RX100 is a consumer camera meant to appeal to people who want something better than their phone camera but not as big as a DSLR. Ricoh GRD is directed more towards experienced photographers who are looking for a capable compact that can be customized and designed the way they want and operates using the same nomenclature as a DSLR.
Originally Posted by retow
As an aside, the sensor in the RX100 is smaller than an APS-C sized sensor. I would have been happy if Ricoh had opted for the 1" sensor (found in the RX1 and Nikon 1 family) for the GRD but using an APS-C sensor adds additional years to the GRD line in that Ricoh won't have to worry about a sensor change for some time to come (APS-C sensors will be around for a long time). This will allow Ricoh to upgrade (when appropriate) to better APS-C sensors when they become available but not have to change the physical characteristics of the camera itself. While I love my RX1, using a full-frame sensor would also necessitate a larger body and definitely a larger lens and I think this is something that would go against the grain of the GRD philosophy and approach.
January 22nd, 2013, 08:30 AM
My first thought was "great!" but the more I think about it, the GRDs filled quite a niche. How can you do snap focus with such a larger sensor. Zone focusing was easy with the compact sensor. Is it going to be 28mm eq? This FL is a bit crowded with some quality ASP-C offerings. Unless they make it super-bright. I'm trying to think about what would make you want a likely larger GRDV at 28mm over any of the other contenders.
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