New limited edition Ricoh GR camera


Ricoh announced a new limited edition GR camera featuring "magnesium-alloy body sheathed in a metallic vintage green wave-tone finish with a high-gloss shine". The price is $899.95 (compared to the $796.95 for the regular model) and it will start shipping next month:


Ricoh GR Limited Edition debuts with high-end styling and premium accessories

DENVER, CO, October 21, 2013 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (Ricoh Imaging) today announced the Ricoh GR Limited Edition. Retaining the advanced feature-set found in the Ricoh GR which was introduced in April 2013, the Ricoh GR Limited Edition sports elevated styling and new premium accessories.

The Ricoh GR Limited Edition features a magnesium-alloy body sheathed in a metallic vintage green wave-tone finish with a high-gloss shine. Trimmed with a marbleized ebony grip patterned in burl wood, this Limited Edition is accented with a charcoal mode dial, settings buttons and four-way selector.  Also included with the Ricoh GR Limited Edition is the GH-3 hood and adapter in a special textured finish as well as newly designed genuine leather camera case and strap, tinted in a chocolate hue emphasizing the high-end design of this award-winning camera. The Ricoh GR Limited Edition features a special exit screen that brandishes the Ricoh GR Limited Edition logo when the user powers the camera off.

“Since its introduction, the response to the Ricoh GR has been tremendous,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging. “This multi-award winning camera not only supports photographers creativity with an outstanding feature set but also enables photographers to differentiate themselves through a unique design that shows off its exterior styling and premium accessories.”

Featuring a 16 megapixel, APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, no low-pass filter the Ricoh GR is built for superb image performance.  Its 18.3mm (28mm in 35mm format) F2.8 lens compactly provides high-resolution, wide-angle images with stunning edge-to-edge sharpness all while minimizing chromatic aberration and distortion.  The camera’s category-leading, nine-blade aperture diaphragm produces a rounded bokeh effect across a wide range of apertures.

Pricing and Availability
The Ricoh GR Limited Edition includes the newly designed camera case and strap and the GH-3 hood and adapter. The Ricoh GR Limited Edition will be available in limited quantity at  in November 2013 for a suggested retail price of $899.95.

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