Will the Ricoh GR line one day be full frame again ?

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Will the Ricoh GR line one day be full frame again ?

The GR originated in the film era (GR1), so its originally a 35mm format (FF) P&S with 28mmf2.8 retractable lens.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricoh_GR_film_cameras

Obviously the only reason why the "GR digital" from 2005 had 1/1.8" sensor and the "GR" from 2013 had APSC sensor is that technology then wasnt advanced enough or cheap enough to make the GR a viable fullframe sensor compact from the beginning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricoh_GR_digital_cameras

Since Sony introduced FF mirorrless in 2014 with the a7 line, FF has since become much more affordable with entry level FF bodies today starting below $1000.

To me it seems just natural to step from 1/1.8" sensor in 2005 to APSC sensor in 2013 back to 35mm FF sensor in 202x.

But will we really see it?

With the declining camera market right now i dont think its gonna happen any time soon. But maybe in a few years when full connectivity with phones is standard and has made small phone+small P&S attractive again...

What do you think?

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yes, we will see a full frame digital GR1 one day
28.6% 6  votes
no, we will never see a return to full frame
66.7% 14  votes
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