GR Digital V has an APS-C sensor

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,006
We can always hope...

With an APS-C sensor and a modest 18-33/2.8-4.0 lens (28-50mm equiv.) I might consider one. I'm not looking for another small-sensor camera unless it has a lens that offers very unique capabilities (range, macro, speed). The wide-angle prime lens in the current GR-D doesn't offer any unique capabilities, and no, it's optical quality does not offer anything exceptional when compared with wide-angle prime lenses for APS-C cameras.

Bottom line: Ricoh should go APS-C and compromise on lens speed. This way they can keep the small size but gain DSLR image quality, without compromising on low-light capabilities (the large sensor good SNR offsets the reduction in lens speed).


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