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04-15-2013, 03:02 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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New official Ricoh GR (2013) video

I just noticed that Ricoh Pentax uploaded a new movie on Youtube (I got a mail from Youtube notifying me of any new uploads from RICOH Pentax):


Ricoh GR: Upcoming APS-C Compact - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com

?? - YouTube

I know nothing about the GR series but it's indeed a new (2013) model

And indeed a 28mm equiv. lens and APS-C sensor.

04-15-2013, 03:22 AM   #2
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Nice video. Nice toning on images. Like it.
Thanx
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Why couldn't they design the Pentax K-01 just like this camera? It also has a APS-C sensor just as the K-01. All it needs is a Pentax K mount.
04-15-2013, 03:58 AM   #4
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I get a "This Video is Private" notification when I hit that link.

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^ me too
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Oops, I should have watched it more carefully when it was still viewable. At least we now know it's APS-C and has a 28mm equivalent lens with 9 aperture blades.
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Interesting that the video is already out - when is the release supposed to be?

MichaelBilson: It wouldn't be quite the same because of the K-mount register distance, but still: Take a compact body like this and add a "tube" for the K-mount and a recessed "XS" lens in the 18-24 mm range (i.e. a lens not adding more to the camera depth than the XS40) and it would certainly be more compact than the K-01. With a thin or recessed lens mounted, it would be small indeed.

Look at the NEX-7 with 50mm vs the K-5 with FA43: Compact Camera Meter

Without the lens hood, the K-5+FA43 is actually slightly thinner.
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I saw it too.. 16.2MPX APS-C sensor, 18.3mm (28mm equiv.) lens, f/2.8, focus assist (peaking?), fast AF, 9 aperture blades.

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The video made much of it being the world's most compact APS-C camera, lens retracts, a dedicated button on the side for effects (art filter-type stuff), start up time 1 sec (IIRC), AF normal 0.2 sec, AF macro 0.4 sec, entirely new lens with coating on all its elements (they emphasized flare resistance here), up to 4 fps (but didn't say whether this is JPEG or RAW), focus position can be selected using a moving crosshair on the LCD - that's all I recall.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
I get a "This Video is Private" notification when I hit that link.
Me too, a great marketing video, the one only few can see, really hits the spot with the masses.
04-15-2013, 04:34 AM - 2 Likes   #11
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Who wants the Ricoh GR official teaser?

Guess who was lucky enough to download the video when it was available?

I re-uploaded it and you can download it from here (34 MB):

Download ?? - YouTube.mp4 from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

(to be downloaded with Firefox; iLivid adware if downloaded with Internet Explorer)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
download the video
What tool did you use to manage that?
Usually when I try and dig YouTube videos out of my browser cache I end up with lots of 1 MB files that are only sections of the whole video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
What tool did you use to manage that?
Usually when I try and dig YouTube videos out of my browser cache I end up with lots of 1 MB files that are only sections of the whole video.
NetVideoHunter as an add-on to Firefox:

► NetVideoHunter - Download videos and music from almost any website
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
MichaelBilson: It wouldn't be quite the same because of the K-mount register distance, but still: Take a compact body like this and add a "tube" for the K-mount and a recessed "XS" lens in the 18-24 mm range (i.e. a lens not adding more to the camera depth than the XS40) and it would certainly be more compact than the K-01. With a thin or recessed lens mounted, it would be small indeed.
Thanks for the thoughts, I didn't think about that. At least it would be much better looking than the K-01. I wouldn't mind a big lens as long as the body is smaller than a Pentax K-5.
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Another YouTube link to watch the video:

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