Ricoh has released details of its latest GR Digital camera, the GR Digital IV.


September 15, 2011: Ricoh has released details of its latest GR Digital camera, the GR Digital IV.
The launch of the new model will be commemorated by the release of a special collector’s edition GR Digital IV in White. Successor to the GRDIII that was released in 2009, the new model comes with a new image engine and a refined optical filter and claims faster response times and superior image quality. A new Hybrid AF System enables the camera to autofocus in just 0.2 seconds, almost twice as fast as the GR Digital III. A new snapshot function enables exposure metering to be captured with just a single press of the shutter-release button, using the AF sensor.


Front and rear views of the new Ricoh GR Digital IV in the standard black colour. (Source: Ricoh.)
Image-sensor Shift Image Stabilisation provides the equivalent of 3.2 stops of shutter speed advantage and the fast f/1.9 GR lens enables available-light shooting in dim lighting. A Dynamic Range Compensation function makes it possible to shoot subjects in backlit or high-contrast scenes and retain highlight and shadow details. The return of Ricoh’s Multi-Pattern Auto White Balance ensures colours look natural in most types of lighting.
Other features include a 10 million-pixel, 1/1.7-inch (7.6 x 5.7 mm) CCD sensor and a new 3-inch, 1.23 million-dot VGA LCD monitor plus an electronic level that can detect inclination in the tilt direction, as well as the conventional horizontal direction. New camera controls include Interval Composite and Multiple Exposure modes plus Positive Film and Bleach Bypass creative filters.
The Ricoh GR Digital IV will be available in leading camera retailers from mid October 2011 at an RRP of $799. The GR Digital IV White Edition will be available in some specialist camera retailers from mid-October 2011 for $899. For more information, phone Tasco on 02 9938 3244 or visit