Ricoh Stuffs a DSLR-Caliber Sensor Into Point-and-Shoot Camera
One of the big trends in the digital camera industry right now is the stuffing of large sensors into tiny cameras. Today Ricoh became the latest camera company to join in on the action. It has officially announced the Ricoh GR, a compact camera that features a beastly APS-C-sized sensor at its core.
The new 16-megapixel CMOS sensor is a huge step up from the 1/1.77-inch CCD sensors that were previously used in GR Digital cameras. The new sensor should be a welcome upgrade for photographers looking for portability without having to sacrifice image quality.