Confirming the rumor and leaks surrounding their new camera model, Pentax–Ricoh have now officially announced the release of the new Ricoh GR compact camera. The 16.2MP APS-C sensor camera continues the brand’s series of high-end, fixed lens models, however offering now a larger sensor, 28mm equivalent field of view, and a maximum aperture of F2.8. Besides a range of easy to use features it also features the known and appreciated GRD IV’s high-res 1.2m dot LCD. Retailing at $799, the Ricoh GR will hit the shelves in May 2013.
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