The GR Digital IV from Ricoh adds a hybrid autofocus system locks in 0.2 seconds, half that of its predecessor.
The GR line of compact cameras feature a fast 28mm/F1.9 lens and a 10 megapixel 1/1.7-inch CCD. Ricoh says the newest model boasts a refined image engine and optical filter; sensor shift image stabilization that achieves a stabilization effect equivalent to a shutter speed increase of a maximum of 3.2 stops, the company claims; increased ISO sensitivity to 80 – 3,200; an electronic level that detects tilt; and Dynamic Range Compensation that shoots subjects in backlit or high-contrast scenes.
Another interesting feature: the Interval Composite mode replaces and combines the high-brightness pixel data in images of the night sky taken at fixed intervals. This makes it possible to shoot distinctive landscape pictures that show the trails of light left by the stars, Ricoh says.
Pricing was not announced.