Ricoh GR: Technical Data

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On this page, I present a selection of technical data for the Ricoh GR. Please note that technical data are just one side of the coin, the way you use a camera and its possibilities are the other side...


Technical Data

Below I present selected technical data for the Ricoh GR that I collected from various sources. I cannot guarantee that this data is correct.

Data Ricoh GR Comment
Lens Ricoh GR lens, 18.3mm f/2.8 (corresponds to 28 mm in 35 mm format)

7 elements, 5 groups (2 aspheric elements), 9 diaphragm blades

A wide conversion lens GW-3 for 21mm (equiv.) is available (requires lens hood and adapter GH-3)
Zoom Crops modes (35 mm, 47 mm equiv.); digital zoom: none The 35 mm and 47 mm (equivalent) crop modes use less pixels (10.3 and 5.6 Megapixels).
Filter diameter None Use the filter adapter GH-3 to attach filters and close-up lenses
Sensor CMOS Sensor, size APS-C; Color depth: 8 bit JPG, 12 bit RAW; effective/total pixels (total pixels): 16.2/16.9 MP; aspect ratio 3:2; no AA filter The lack of an AA filter makes Ricoh GR images appear slightly sharper at 100% than those of cameras with such a filter (like the Leica X Vario).
Max. pixels 4928 × 3264 (16 Megapixels, 3:2 format)  
Aperture range From 2.8 to 16 in 1/3 EV increments  
ISO Range Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12800, ISO 25600 The Ricoh GR can be used up to ISO 3200 without much image degradation.
Autofocus system TTL contrast detection auto focus system  
Distance setting range Macro: 10 cm (3.9”) to infinity; otherwise from 30 cm (11.76”) to infinity The camera has a "macro" setting (button)
Smallest object field Approx. 11.2 x 7.5 cm (according to own tests - do not take this too seriously) Magnification: 0.2 (without close-up lens)
Focus metering methods Multi AF (Contrast AF method), Spot AF (Contrast AF method), Pinpoint AF, Subject tracking AF, MF, Snap, in finity, Face recognition priority (only in Auto mode), Continuous Snap mode is a Ricoh specialty
Exposure modes Program AE (P), Aperture priority AE (Av), Shutter priority AE (Tv), Shutter/Aperture priority AE (TAv), Manual exposure (M) Shutter/Aperture priority AE (TAv) is a Pentax specialty that the GR inherited...
Exposure metering TTL metering in multi, center-weighted, and spot modes with autoexposure lock  
Exposure compensation ±4 EV in 1/3 EV increments  
Automatic bracketing Three pictures in graduations up to 2 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments  
Continuous picture
Approx. 4 fps (DNG or JPG)  
Shooting modes Auto shooting mode, Program shift mode, Aperture priority mode, Shutter priority mode, Shutter/Aperture priority mode, Manual exposure mode, Movie, My Settings Mode  
Shutter speed range 1/4000-300 sec, Bulb, Time  
Self timer delay time/Interval timer 2 s or custom / Interval: unlimited shots, 5 s to 1 h interval in 5 s increments  
LCD monitor 3.0" transparent TFT color LCD, with protective acrylic cover, 160°, LCD Frame rate 60 fps, resolution approx. 1.230K dots Not tiltable
Electronic viewfinder None  
Optical viewfinder (optional) External viewfinder GV-1, External mini viewfinder GV-2 Optical viewfinders from other manufacturers (e.g. Voigtländer) can also be used
Video resolution/
frame rate
1920 × 1080 (1080p (30/25/24)), 1280 × 720 (720p (30/50/60)), 640 × 480 (VGA (30/25/24)


Video recording format MPEG-4 AVC/H.26; audio monaural  
Dimensions 11.7 x 6.1 x 3.47 cm / 4.6” x 2.4” x 1.4” (W x H x D)  
Weight 215 g / 7.6 oz. (body only), 245 g / 8.6 oz. (loaded and ready)  
Connections Video output: NTSC/PAL, USB: High-Speed USB, HDMI: HDMI output terminal (Type D, Micro port)  
Power supply Rechargeable DB-65 lithium-ion battery, capacity 1250 mAh, approx. 290 pictures Battery is loaded in the camera (USB charger)
Storage media SD/SDHC, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi card (X2 series) compatible  

For further data (for example, flash modes and data, white balance settings, file formats and sizes), please consult the instruction manuals or see the technical data online (see references)




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