BE YOUR EYES.
Because the GR will be your new eyes.
A new history of evolution begins here.
The newly developed GR lens achieves the GR series' best shooting performance in the world's smallest* camera body.
This model is equipped with the compact, high-performance, GR LENS 18.3mm F2.8(equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format). In addition to a unique, newly developed lens construction, glass with high refractive index and low dispersion qualities were used, along with optimized placement of aspherical high-precision molded glass lenses for aberration removal to the utmost limits, even image quality and contrast from the center to the edges of the image, and high resolution. Coupled with a lens construction that reduces ghosting, and multi-coating on all surfaces, this lens possesses excellent resistance against backlighting. Of course distortion and chromatic aberration are reduced to an absolute minimum, for the best overall optical performance of any GR model. With sufficient aperture efficiency and a 9-bladed iris aperture, beautiful blurring effects to the edges of the image with minimal falloff are achieved. Also equipped with an ND filter that can be manually controlled for a wide range of photographic expression.
*The world's smallest and most lightweight on cameras equipped with an APS-C size CMOS sensor. As of March 1, 2013
A large-format CMOS sensor for image quality equivalent to a DSLR.
Equipped with a high-sensitivity, wide dynamic range APS-C large-size CMOS sensor (Approx. 16.2 megapixels (camera effective pixels)). Improved shadow noise characteristics makes a routine high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 3200 possible (Max: ISO 25600). By making the camera low-pass filter-less, the excellent lens characteristics are used as-is, providing clear depiction all the way to the edges of the image. By designing the sensor and lens to be mutually optimized, and inclusion of a large-format sensor, the GR achieves a compact, slim body, appropriate to its namesake.
The newly developed GR ENGINE V, for remarkable image processing and expressive power.
To accommodate the newly designed APS-C size CMOS sensor, a new image processing engine, GR ENGINE V was developed. High-performance image processing algorithms suppress all types of noise, produce natural, sharp images, and suppress color saturation for specific colors that have the tendency to become saturated. Additionally, compensation areas have been compartmentalized for greatly improved compensation in the new white balance Multi-Pattern Auto, as well as inclusion of the new Dynamic Range Compensation for compensation on the pixel level. These facets come from the tireless pursuit of faithful color reproduction, and making images look beautiful.