Sunday, 10 March 2013
GRD IV, f1.9, 1/125, ISO 703, RAW
Nothing really beats the GRD form factor when it comes to portability and handling, shame none of the later GRDs have managed to get close to the image character and quality of the GRD I.
This year will see the new GRD V being released and looking at the competition Ricoh really needs to do something special to even stand a chance against the other serious compact cameras. In my view it either has to go all the way like Sony and put a FF sensor in there, APS has been done already with the GXR A12 28mm module and Nikon has beat them to a smaller form factor, or even better would be to make a fully b&w GRD V with a large sensor.
Ricoh have started the whole serious compact fixed lens compact market but are now trailing way behind so it's time they get back to the front and show others how innovative they can be.