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02-10-2017, 11:51 AM - 1 Like   #1
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New GR soonish?

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Really good. I want it. But it's old news
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This is just an old article.

Could still be the camera Thom was talking about.
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This is just an old article.

Could still be the camera Thom was talking about.
Hope so

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
This is just an old article.

Could still be the camera Thom was talking about.
Now that would be interesting!
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It will be interesting to see the direction the next GR will go. Keeping as near to the form factor is essential.

Samsung developed an exceptional 28mp APS-C BSI sensor that would be a good fit for the GR. OLED screen should be a must which Samsung are involved in developing also.

Using a Foveon APS-C sensor in a compact would allow pixel shift sharpness without having to use pixel shift. Sigma has an APS-H sized Foveon sensor now which could be interesting for a compact camera sensor.

I say this all the time that Pentax should have a compliment compact WR APS-C camera with 40mm FOV to the Ricoh GR 28mm.

And please UHS-II. It was hard to believe Sony released the A99 with only UHS-I. I feel this just limits the overall performance and any future firmware improvements.
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About 18 months ago, Ricoh held a 10th anniversary event for the GR in Tokyo, “GReeting”. Here is link to a report.
??????GR?10?????????????? - ???? Watch Watch

One of the photos shows a survey that the visitors were asked to complete. It is a fairly light-hearted survey, with the options on the far right looking more like a joke than real options. However, it might be a indication of what Ricoh has been thinking of over the past couple of years for the GR.

Title: Let’s imagine the GR!

Body size: Coat pocket, jeans pocket, shirt pocket
Sensor size: 1/1.7, 1", APC-C, 35mm full frame, medium format
Focal length (35mm equivalent): 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, dual focal length lens
Max aperture:F1.4, F1.8, F2.8, F0.85
Color: Black, Green, White, Silver
Resolution: Options from 2 mp to 50 mp
Macro capability: Options from “whole pizza” to “grain of rice”
Shake reduction: Sensor shift, lens shift, sensor and lens shift, none (it’s up to you!)
Toughness (where do you want to use it): Can’t read because the guy’s hand’s in the way
View finder: Can’t read
LCD monitor: Can’t read, but the last (joke?) option is none

Based on the past pattern of updates, and given what an iconic product the GR is for Ricoh, I don’t believe the next update will be minor. I think both the sensor and the lens will change at the very least. It’s a bit of a crazy thought, but I wonder whether those curved sensors that Sony was showing a couple of years ago would be ready for production by now. That technology looks like it is made for a camera like the GR. It could enable a faster lens, or even a larger format sensor in the same size body. Purely my speculation, of course.

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Maybe the KP sensor and accelerator this time ?
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I really hope so! I've got the GR and passed on the GR II, but recently have been really wanting a GR with wifi, but didn't want a two year old version. I'm hoping a new one comes out asap. I want to adapt it to a drone.

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