GR Limited Edition

  • 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


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.

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  • 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.

Photos From GR Limited Edition Sample Gallery


Compact Digital Camera


Type: CMOS Sensor
Size: APS-C
Color depth: 8 bit JPG, 12 bit RAW
Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.2MP ( )
Pixel mapping: n/a


Type/construction: Ricoh GR lens, 7 elements, 5 groups (2 aspheric elements), 9 diaphragm blades
Optical zoom: n/a, fixed prime lens
Focal length (equiv.): 18.3mm (28mm)
Digital zoom: n/a
Aperture: f/2.8 – f/16
Filter diameter: tbd

Focus System

Type: TTL contrast detection auto focus system
Sensitivity range: LV 1.5 to 17.5 (without AF assist lamp)
Focus modes: Multi AF (Contrast AF method), Spot AF (Contrast AF method), Pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF, MF, Snap, infinity, Face recognition priority (only in Auto mode), Continuous
Focus point adjustment: Auto, User-Selectable, Center
Focus lock: Yes
AF assist: Yes
Focus range
Normal: 11.76” to infinity
Macro: 3.9” to infinity


Viewfinder: Yes via hotshoe mounted external optical viewfinder (sold separately)

LCD Monitor

3.0" transparent LCD, w/ protective cover
LCD resolution: approx. 1,230,000 dots
LCD framerate: 60 FPS
Wide angle viewable: Yes


Type: Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash ON, Slow-Sync, Manual, AUTO Red-Eye Flash, Flash ON Red
Eye, Slow-Sync Red-Eye
Effective range: 3.3’ - 9.8’ (auto ISO)
Guide Number: (5.4 / 100 ISO)
Flash exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

External Flash

Type: Hot shoe TTL-A (TTL w/ pre-flash)
Synchronization speed: 1/400 sec

Storage Media

Internal memory: 54 MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (X2 Series)


Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV/USB out, HDMI (Micro, Type D)
Video out: NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080p, 720p, 480p)
Microphone: Built-in monaural

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery DB-65
Recordable images: Li-Ion approx. 290 (CIPA)
Playback time: Li-Ion approx. 190 min
Movie recording time: 25 min. maximum time per clip
AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

Physical Specs

Body dimensions (W x H x D): 4.6” x 2.4” x 1.4”
Body weight
Without battery or removable memory: 7.6 oz (215g)
Loaded and ready: 8.6 oz (245g)
Primary construction material(s): Magnesium Alloy covers
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Ruggedized features: n/a

Language Support

Depends on shipping destination). GRs shipped outside of Asia or Japan will include: English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Russian.

Metering System

Type: TTL
Sensitivity range: EV 1.8 to 17.8 (ISO 100)
Metering patterns: (multi, center, spot)
Exposure compensation: +/- 4 EV (1/3 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes.
Exposure bracketing: +/- 2 EV (3 frames, 1/2 or 1/3 steps, individual image exposure adjustable)

ISO Sensitivity

AUTO, AUTO-HI, Manual ISO 100 – 25600

White Balance

Auto, Multi-P AUTO, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight,Neutral White, Cool White, Warm White, Manual, Details, White Balance Bracket Function
Manual mode(s): Yes
WB fine adjustment: +/- 8 steps B-A axis or G-M axis
WB bracketing: Yes


Type: Mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism
Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 30 sec., Bulb, Time

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Auto shooting mode, Program shift mode, Aperture-Priority mode, Shutter-
Priority mode, Shutter/Aperture priority mode, Manual exposure mode, Bulb mode, Time mode, Movie, My Settings Mode.
Effects modes: B&W, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross-Process, Positive Film,
Bleach-Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High-Key.
Green simplified mode available: n/a
Face Detection: AF & AE - available in Auto modes for up to 10 faces.
PAvTvTAvM: P, Av, Tv, TAv, M
Date Imprint: Yes (date, date & time)
Digital filters (capture): n/a
Electronic level: Yes (horizontal tilt, forward-back pitch)
File/Folder customization: Embed copyright

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Interval shooting, Effect bracketing, Dynamic range bracketing, Contrast bracketing, Color space setting, FA/Move Target, Dynamic range compensation, Multiple exposure shooting, Interval composite, Noise reduction, Histogram, Grid Guide, Depth-of-field indicator, Electronic level indicator.

Continuous FPS: Approx. 4 fps (RAW or JPEG)
Multi-exposure: 2-4 shots, auto exposure adjustment, save individual images
Interval: Unlimited shots, 5s to 1h interval in 5s increments
HDR: Available as Dynamic Range Double Shot scene mode
Cable switch: Yes (sold separately)

Playback Modes

Mode selection: Auto Rotate, Grid View, Enlarged Display (up to 16X), Slideshow, Resize, Skew Correct Mode, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, DPOF Setting, Color Moire Correction, Convert RAW, Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie, Eye-Fi Transfer
Digital filters (playback): n/a

File Formats

Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928×3264), (4352×3264), (3264×3264), 10M (3936×2608), (3488×2608), (2608×2608), 5M (2912×1936), (2592×1936), (1936×1936), 1M (1280×864), (1152×864), (864×864) + 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Quality levels: RAW, RAW +, L (Large), M (Medium), S (Small), XS (Xtra Small)
File formats: RAW (DNG), RAW +, JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

Custom Functions

Recorded resolutions / (FPS): VGA 640x480p (30/25/24), 720p (30/50/60), 1080p (30/25/24)
Quality levels: Fixed
File formats (compression): MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Sound: WAV (PCM), Monaural
Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 1/60

Effect Mode: Black&White,B&W(TE),High Contrast B&W,Cross Process,Positive Film,Bleach Bypass, Retro,Miniaturize,High Key
Digital filters (capture): (see Effect Mode)
Interval movie: n/a
Movie editing functions: Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie

Computer Requirements

WINDOWS: Windows 8(32bit/64bit / Windows 7(32bit/64bit)/ Windows Vista(32bit/64bit)/ Windows XP(SP3 or later, Home/Pro 32bit)
・Installation requires administrator rights
・Can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit Edition of Windows
Mac: MacOS X 10.8/10.7 / 10.6 / 10.5

  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter AC-U1
  • Hotshoe Cover
  • Li-Ion Battery DB-65
  • Hand Strap

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