new Ricoh gr camera has clues to upcoming Pentax models?


Don

Link Posted 16/04/2013 - 13:12
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I see the familiar Pentax Tav mode on the dial.. and the "effects" filters and the familiar aps-c sensor... but the use of the ricoh hotshoe tells me there is a need to distinguish this model from Pentax..

I suspect the k-02 would include much of the same internals as this camera, in a kmount body...
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Don

Link Posted 16/04/2013 - 13:14
oops appears the "hands on review" is pulled down already...
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Don

Link Posted 17/04/2013 - 21:37
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 18/04/2013 - 21:51
It does look a great little compact camera, as the Film GR is well regarded. A certain other website, which is good for new camera announcements, did some preview shots and compared them to another similar APS-C compact at F2.8 which was announced at Focus. The edge performance of the GR blew that rival into the weeds.

Well done Pentax! create an APS-C compact, but put it into a classic Ricoh camera body and voila! A wonderful small APS-C compact.

I may get one in time, but I have just bought a K-01.....
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aliengrove

Link Posted 29/04/2013 - 15:27
I'm hoping they now come out with a K mount module for the GXR....a 24mp APS-C module would be great.
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Don

Link Posted 29/04/2013 - 15:53
aliengrove wrote:
I'm hoping they now come out with a K mount module for the GXR....a 24mp APS-C module would be great.

just the same body, with a k-mount would make an awesome k-02!
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Algernon

Link Posted 29/04/2013 - 18:12
The GXR's discontinued
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Don

Link Posted 29/04/2013 - 20:37
Algernon wrote:
The GXR's discontinued

sorry I wass thinking of the new gr
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johnriley

Link Posted 29/04/2013 - 22:14
There's going to be a disparity for a while here. The GR has taken on some Pentax attributes but the menu system is Ricoh.

Clearly pleasing two camps could be difficult.
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Don

Link Posted 29/04/2013 - 23:31
johnriley wrote:
There's going to be a disparity for a while here. The GR has taken on some Pentax attributes but the menu system is Ricoh.

Clearly pleasing two camps could be difficult.

true but the tav mode on the dial is pentax... and let's be honest... the menu's and graphics are just a firmware style.. easily the simplest way to distinguish two cameras that might otherwise be identical components underneath.. this camera could EASILY share the electronics with several pentax cameras....
drop the electronics in a different body with a revised firmware is easy enough..
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Last Edited by Don on 29/04/2013 - 23:32
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