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Ricoh GR Digital IV
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Launch SRP S$999

Ricoh GR Digital IV


Overall rating 8/10

The GR Digital IV is a compact camera that possesses a 28mm f/1.9 lens and 10 megapixel CCD sensor. It employs a hybrid autofocus system that combines an external auto focus with a conventional contrast autofocus system for faster autofocus.


Performance:
8.5
Design:
8.5
Features:
8
User-Friendliness:
9
Value:
7
THE GOOD
Sturdy build quality
Fast and accurate autofocus system
Good macro mode
Lets you assign frequently-used settings to certain buttons and the Adjustment lever
THE BAD
Fixed focal length may not appeal to some
Expensive

Product Specification

Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor 1/1.7-inch CCD
ISO rating AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 – 3200 (1EV, 1/3EV, selectable steps)
Zoom ratio Approx. 4.0x Digital Zoom
Image Stabilization Image sensor shift-type image stabilization function
Aperture range F1.9 – F9 (exposure control with both aperture and ND filter when F8.0-F11 displays in auto shooting mode)
Shutter speed Bulb, Time ,180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 - 1/2000 sec. (maximum and minimum shutter speeds vary depending on shooting mode and flash mode)
Auto Focus Multi AF (Hybrid AF) / Spot AF (Hybrid AF) /Subj. Tracking/ Manual Focus / Snap / Infinity (Focus lock and AF auxiliary light available. For Multi AF and Spot AF, full-press snap and pre-AF are possible.)
Specialty Shooting Modes Auto Shooting Mode / Program Shift Mode / Aperture Priority Mode / Shutter Speed Priority Mode / Manual Exposure Mode / Scene Modes (Dynamic Range / Movie / Skew Correction / Interval Composite) / My Settings Mode
Exposure Control Multi (256 segments), Centre Weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD metering method, AE lock possible)
Exposure Compensation Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, ±0, +0.5EV / -0.3EV, ±0, +0.3EV)
Flash Modes Flash On, Auto, Red-eye-Reduction, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Manual Flash, Flash Off
Recording Formats
  • For Still Image: JPEG (Exif ver. 2.3), RAW (DNG)
  • For video:AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format compliant)
Display 3.0-inch Transparent LCD (approx. 1,230,000 dots)
Storage type
  • SD memory card, SDHC memory card, Internal memory (approx. 40MB)
  • Eye-Fi cards (X2 series) can be used
Connectivity USB and AV output terminal: USB 2.0 compliant, mass storage compliant / HDMI micro output terminal: Type D
Battery Rechargeable Battery DB-65