Ricoh has announced the Ricoh GR premium compact camera. In the vein of the Fujifilm X100S, Sony RX1 and Nikon Coolpix A, the Ricoh GR is a large-sensor, fixed-lens compact camera. It features a 16.2MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor with a 18.3mm (28mm in 35mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens. There is no low-pass filter and it comes with a newly developed GR Engine V imaging processor. The Ricoh GR can also shoot Full-HD 1080p video with continual AF during capture.
The Ricoh GR will be available in May at the low price of US$799.95 (S$988 at today's rates). In comparison, the Nikon Coolpix A is retailing at S$1,549.