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    Ricoh GR, Preorder now and get a free Red strap and Red lens Ring, supposedly $100+ Value.

    The bonus is rubbish but this is a really good RRP for such a powerful little camera, if my Lumix ever gets fixed I'll sell it and get one of these-


    Ricoh GR | Ricoh Photographic Australia
    Ricoh GR

    $849.00






    SKU: 175747R
    New Item, Available for pre-order

    Ricoh GR Digital Camera + Pre-Order Bonus

    PRE-ORDER NOW TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE RED LENS RING AND RED LEATHER STRAP VALUED AT OVER $100.00
    *BONUS ITEMS WHILE STOCKS LAST
    Ricoh GR Digital Camera

    • 16 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor
    • GR ENGINE V & Anti-Aliasing filterless Design
    • Newly designed, 9 blade diaphragm, 28mm F2.8
    • High Speed Auto Focus System with Continuous shooting


    COMPACT REDEFINED

    Building upon an award winning series, the RICOH GR categorically redesigns the digital compact camera with its newly developed wide-angle lens and 16-megapixel APS-C size image sensor, all built into one of the smallest bodies in its class. Not only does the GR feature a larger sensor, its anti-aliasing filter-less design and fast lens make for incredible professional-grade imagery. Whether you’re looking for a second body to count on as a trusty sidekick, or simply want big pictures from a small camera, the GR will redefine your photography.




    16 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor

    Its 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor, with an image-sensitive area as wide as that of a PENTAX DSLR, offers low-noise characteristics, super-high resolution and rich contrast imaging with no compromise in image quality or color accuracy, in any lighting condition.




    GR ENGINE V & Anti-Aliasing filterless Design

    The advanced GR ENGINE V imaging engine offers high sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and the GR’s anti-aliasing filterless design produces supremely high resolution, color-rich images with depth and beautiful Bokeh effects. To balance for lack of the Anti-aliasing filter, a chromatic moiré compensation function is added to minimize wavy moiré patterns and distortion in images.




    Newly designed, 9 blade diaphragm, 28mm F2.8 lens

    The newly designed, fixed wide angle 18.3mm F2.8 GR lens, equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format, provides high resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness and is the highest performing lens ever created by Ricoh for a compact camera. Thanks to its nine-blade diaphragm, the GR lens produces a natural Bokeh effect at larger apertures.




    Designated AF (auto focus) & Aperture Preview buttons

    Enjoy DSLR-like handling and functionality with an AF button, accessible with the thumb on the back panel. When the AF lever is set to the Continuous AF (C-AF) mode, the user can capture a series of images of a moving subject — all in sharp focus — by pushing the shutter release button while depressing the AF button. The user can also choose an optional setting, in which the continuous shooting mode is automatically activated while the C-AF button is pressed. A preview button has also been added to the camera’s side panel for quick confirmation of the depth of field before shooting, making it easier for the photographer to visualize the level of the Bokeh effect in the resulting image.




    Pocket-sized compact with portable design

    Despite the incorporation of the large image sensor, the GR has a compact and portable design. Its casing is made of a magnesium alloy that is both light and highly rigid, while its exterior design retains the style typical of the GR series. The body is designed for maximum holding comfort and operational ease, with all control buttons laid out for easy access with the right hand.







    • High Speed Autofocus System with Continuous shooting

      The high speed autofocus system captures crisp subjects in a mere 0.2 seconds, thanks to the newly developed lens driving mechanism and optimized AF algorithm, as well as the ever-faster data readout speed from the image sensor. Start-up time is only one second, and the GR’s AF Continuous Shooting function captures a series of photos at a maximum speed of approximately four images per second, allowing capture of fast-moving subjects, such as athletes and wildlife, all in incredibly sharp focus.
    • Capture Standard JPG or DNG RAW

      Capture both JPG and open standard DNG RAW images. DNG RAW is ideal for the photographer who wants the best possible archive format for images. The GR offers a variety of computer-free image processing functions, including in-body RAW-data development to output JPEG-format files.
    • Flexible Shooting Modes

      The GR features the PENTAX-original Shutter speed/Aperture Priority (TAv) exposure mode, featured only in PENTAX-brand digital SLR cameras. This innovative mode automatically sets the optimum ISO sensitivity based on the shutter speed and aperture selected by the photographer.
    • Eye-Fi Card Compatible

      With Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards, the user can automatically transmit recorded images to a smartphone, and even select favorite images and resize them before transmission. In the playback mode, the user can also recall the transmitted images on the monitor using the Effect button on the side panel.
    • Image Effects & Macro Mode

      The Image Effect modes allow the user to add a variety of visual effects to create distinctive expressions without the need for a computer. For greater creativity, three new modes have been added for the GR: “Retro,” “High Key” and “Miniaturize.” Selection of the nine Image Effect modes is pushbutton-easy, with the direct-access Effect button positioned on the camera’s side panel. Capture the tiniest details with macro mode—perfect for insects, flowers, nature and still life photography.



    • Large 3-inch, 1.23 Million Dot LCD

      Enjoy a large, 3-inch 1.23 million dot LCD screen, featuring Sony WhiteMagic technology which adds white pixels to the standard RGB colors to dramatically improve image brightness, contrast and viewability even in the brightest lighting.
    • ISO up to 25600

      Supported by its large sensor and the advanced imaging engine the GR offers high sensitivity shooting from ISO100 all the way to ISO 25600 with minimal high sensitivity noise, perfect for shooting in any location, day or night.
    • Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording

      Capture full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution (1920x1080) with efficient, high quality h.264 compression at 30 frames per second. The AutoFocus system remains active with movement as the camera continuously focuses subjects in the center of its angle of view. Image Effects such as Retro and Bleach Bypass are available during movie recording.
    • Dual-axis electronic level

      For high precision horizontal and vertical alignment, use the electronic dual-axis level to make sure your shot is perfectly aligned with the horizon or framed just the way you want it. Measure both side-to-side and forward to backward tilt for the ideal shot.
    • 35mm Crop Mode

      For that classic 35mm look, use the specialized crop mode for an instant setting of a 35mm angle of view.









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    Hmmmm, I didn't even know it was available here yet, wonder if it is genuine Oz stock?-


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    Ricoh GR

    from Australia with genuine warranty.


    FREE Australia-Wide Delivery!
    Discount Price: $776.25
    buy now!
    Product Highlights

    • 16.2MP APS-C Format CMOS Sensor
    • GR ENGINE V Image Processor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 18.3mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equivalent)
    • 3.0" 1,230k-dot White Magic LCD Screen
    • Full HD 1080p Video Capture
    • ISO Range of 100-25600
    • High Speed AF and 4 fps Burst Shooting
    • Image Effects and Macro Mode
    • Compact Magnesium Alloy Body


    The GR Digital Camera from Ricoh is a high performance compact camera with a 16.2MP APS-C size sensor and the GR Engine V Image Processor for sharp, high resolution imaging and fast response time. The camera's sensor is designed without the optical low-pass filter in order to produce particularly sharp details.
    Its fixed focal length 18.3mm lens has the 35mm equivalency of a 28mm lens, and with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 you can effectively work this wide-angle lens in low light situations and produce shallow depth of field images. Two aspherical elements in the lens design minimize aberrations for sharpness from corner to corner within the frame.
    An expansive ISO range from 100-25600 provides further low light capability and the GR Engine V works to keep noise-levels down, even at high ISOs. Full HD 1080p video capture is supported with continuous autofocus during shooting. Multiple resolutions and frames per second are available including 60 fps in 720 HD.
    A 3.0" 1,230k-dot LCD monitor provides composition and playback viewing and WhiteMagic technology, which adds white pixels to the standard RGB colors, improves image brightness, contrast and visibility even in the brightest lighting. The camera itself offers a compact, lightweight design built from magnesium alloy with an ergonomic rubberized grip and conveniently placed controls all accessible with one hand. A pop-up flash and hot shoe mount are incorporated as is a dual-axis electronic level for proper image alignment.
    The GR supports both JPEG and RAW formats and offers fast performance, including one second start-up time, fast autofocus speeds and up to 4 fps continuous shooting speed at full resolution. A designated AF button provides continuous AF when shooting moving subjects and an aperture preview button allows you to check your exposure and depth of field before shooting.
    Fully automatic modes, including Face Detection, are available as are aperture and shutter priority modes and full manual exposure control. The GR also offers Shutter / Aperture Priority mode which automatically sets ISO sensitivity based on your exposure adjustments. Macro mode for detailed close-ups is supported and a 35mm crop mode allows you to size your images with 35mm film frame ratios. Nine image effects are also available to add creative expression to both your stills and videos. Image Effects include Retro, Cross-Process and High Key.
    Function-enhancing firmware upgrades, which have been popular with all GR-series models, will become available for the new GR as well, keeping its advanced performance features up to date.

    16 MP APS-C CMOS Image SensorThe GR's 16.2MP APS-C CMOS image sensor offers low-noise characteristics even at high ISO, super-high resolution imaging quality, color accuracy and a wide dynamic range.GR ENGINE V Image ProcessorThe advanced GR ENGINE V imaging engine offers high-sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and fast response times, including fast autofocus and up to 4 fps continuous shooting.No Optical Low-Pass FilterThe omission of the low-pass filter in the sensor design enables particularly sharp details and color-rich images. To balance for lack of the Optical Low-Pass filter, a chromatic moiré compensation function is added to minimize wavy moiré patterns and distortion in certain images.18.3mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equivalency in 35mm Format)The GR's fixed wide angle 18.3mm f/2.8 GR lens, equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format, provides high resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness and low distortion. The seven element lens design includes two aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations. With its newly designed nine blade diaphragm, the GR lens produces a natural bokeh effect at larger apertures.3.0" 1,230k-dot LCD Screen with WhiteMagic TechnologyFeaturing Sony WhiteMagic technology which adds white pixels to the standard RGB colors to improve image brightness and visibility, the rear 3.0" LCD provides composition and playback viewing.Optional Optical ViewfindersTwo optical viewfinders are available (both sold separately) to enhance composition capability and stability. The GV-2 28mm mini viewfinder and the GV-1 21/28mm viewfinder both attach to the camera's hot shoe mount.Full HD 1080p Video RecordingCapture Full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) with efficient, high quality h.264 compression at 30 fps. Continuous Autofocus remains active with movement as the camera stays focused on moving subjects in the center of its angle of view.ISO 100-25600Supported by its APS-C sensor and the advanced GR V imaging engine, the GR offers high sensitivity shooting from ISO 100 to ISO 25600 with minimal noise.High Speed Autofocus System with 4 fps Continuous ShootingThe high speed autofocus system captures crisp subjects in a mere 0.2 seconds, and start-up time is only one second. The GR's AF Continuous Shooting function captures a series of photos at a maximum speed of four frames per second, allowing capture of fast-moving subjects in sharp focus.Designated AF & Aperture Preview ButtonsAn AF (autofocus) button is accessible with the thumb on the back panel. When the AF lever is set to the Continuous AF (C-AF) mode, you can capture a series of images of a moving subject - all in sharp focus - by pushing the shutter release button while depressing the AF button. An aperture preview button is on the camera's side panel for quick confirmation of the depth of field before shooting.JPG or DNG RAW CaptureCapture both JPG and open-standard DNG RAW images. The GR offers a variety of computer-free image processing functions, including in-body RAW-data development to output JPEG format files.Manual and Automatic ModesYou can set the GR to shoot on fully automatic mode, allowing the camera to determine the optimal settings for each shot or shoot in manual, controlling all settings to you exact needs. Aperture-priority and Shutter-priority modes as well as custom My Settings mode are available also.Shutter Speed/Aperture Priority ModeThe GR features the original Shutter speed / Aperture Priority (TAv) exposure mode, featured only in PENTAX/RICOH-brand digital SLR cameras. This innovative mode automatically sets the optimum ISO sensitivity based on the shutter speed and aperture selected by the photographer.Built-in Flash and Hot Shoe MountThe GR offers a convenient built-in pop-up flash unit with several flash modes, a Guide Number of 5.4 (at ISO 100) and an effective range of 3.3 - 9.8'. In addition a TTL-A (TTL with pre-flash) hot shoe mount for an external flash is provided. The maximum sync speed for an external flash is 1/400 seconds.Neutral Density FilterFor further exposure control the GR incorporates an ND filter in both manual and automatic modes.Image EffectsThe Image Effect modes allow the user to add a variety of visual effects to create distinctive expressions without the need for a computer. The direct-access Effect button positioned on the camera's side panel makes selection of one of the nine image effects easy. Effects include: B&W, B&W (Toning Effect), High Contrast B&W, Cross-Process, Positive Film, Bleach-Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High-Key.Macro ModeMacro mode allows you to capture the details with sharp close-up imaging. Minimum focus distance in macro Mode is 3.9".35mm Crop ModeFor that classic 35mm look, use the specialized crop mode to instantly set a 35mm frame ratio crop.Durable Compact DesignDespite its large image sensor, the GR has a compact and portable design. Its casing is made of a lightweight magnesium alloy, while its exterior design retains the style typical of the GR series. Designed for maximum comfort and operational ease, all control buttons are laid out for easy access with the right hand.Dual-axis Electronic LevelFor high precision horizontal and vertical alignment, use the electronic dual-axis level to make sure your shot is perfectly aligned with the horizon or framed just the way you want it.Eye-Fi Card CompatibleWith Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards, the user can automatically transmit recorded images to a smartphone, and even select favorite images and resize them before transmission. In the playback mode, the user can also recall the transmitted images on the monitor using the Effect button on the side panel.Languages SupportedGRs shipped outside of Asia or Japan will include: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Russian.

    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 16.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
    Sensor APS-C CMOS
    Bit Depth 12-bit
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM (Mono), WAV
    Max Resolution 16MP: 4928 x 3264 @ 3:2
    Other Resolutions 16MP: 4352 x 3264 @ 4:3
    16MP: 3264 x 3264 @ 1:1
    10MP: 3936 x 2608 @ 3:2
    10MP: 3488 x 2608 @ 4:3
    10MP: 2608 x 2608 @ 1:1
    5MP: 2912 x 1936 @ 3:2
    5MP: 2592 x 1936 @ 4:3
    5MP: 1936 x 1936 @ 1:1
    1MP: 1280 x 864 @ 3:2
    1MP: 1152 x 864 @ 4:3
    1MP: 864 x 864 @ 1:1
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3
    Image Stabilization None
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Optics
    Lens 7 elements in 5 groups
    2 Aspheric
    EFL: 18.3 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8 to f/16
    Filter Thread 43 mm
    Zoom None
    Focus Range Normal: 11.76" (29.87 cm) - Infinity
    Macro: 3.9" (9.91 cm) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto, )
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, My Settings, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority, Time
    Metering Range: EV 1.8 - EV 17.7
    Compensation: -4 EV to +4 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Bleach-Bypass
    Cross-Process
    High Contrast B&W
    High-Key
    Miniature Effect
    Monochrome
    Positive Film
    Retro
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
    Burst Rate Up to 4 fps at 16 MP
    Interval Recording Yes
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
    Manual
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range 3.3 - 9.8' (1.01 - 2.99 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory
    Built-in Memory 54MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Still Images per GB JPEG: 39 @ Highest Resolution - 1820 @ Lowest Resolution
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps
    1280 x 720: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 50 fps, 60 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Video
    Video Clip Length Up to 4GB or 25 Minute
    Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (1,230,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi None
    Software Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
    Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Waterproofing None
    Power
    Battery 1x DB-65 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter AC-U1 (Included)
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.4 x 1.4" / 11.7 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm
    Weight 8.6 oz / 244 g with battery and card


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    Awesome, seems they are an Aussie company-


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    What does the red lens ring do? Or is it just for looks?

    Red ring on a canon lens means it's an L series lens which are generally the best, white/yellow/cream usually means cheaper and often lower quality. That said the EF-S 10-22 canon lens is amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    Awesome, seems they are an Aussie company-
    Just had a look around the web and see discountcameras.com.au get great reviews, I'd never heard of them before, but they seem genuine and have many positive comments about service and fulfilment of orders including tricky pre-order conditions with keeping customers up to date about what's happening.

    I know in the past that many companies have taken pre-orders for camera gear and then something's held the production up and the manufactures release the information but often stores don't pass it on to customers, from what I've read discountcameras.com.au do!

    The title of their site even says: 100% Australian Stock, Cheapest Prices and FREE Delivery - Always lowest prices. Always! - DiscountCameras.com.au

    a good find and great to know about!

    If you have shopped with them in the past and have a review please do feel free to add it.

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    Cool, nice find about positive feedback.

    Yeah the red ring is just to look nice, how it and a red strap can be worth over $100 I will never know.

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    Actually got to have a play with one of these and damn for a point and shoot it has some options!

    I was originally sad that that there was no focus lock but you can set a snap focus distance for each capture mode which is displayed on the screen for easy rememberizing.

    Macro ability sucked and no OIS was a pain in the bum but for a compact camera it was pretty damn cool but I still wouldn't buy one. For me a Nikon 7800 woulbe a much better(but much larger) option.


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