• 16 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor
    • GR ENGINE V & Anti-Aliasing filterless Design
    • Newly designed, 9 blade diaphragm, 28mm F2.8
    • High Speed Auto Focus System with Continuous shooting


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Building upon an award winning series, the RICOH GR categorically redesigns the digital compact camera with its newly developed wide-angle lens and 16-megapixel APS-C size image sensor, all built into one of the smallest bodies in its class. Not only does the GR feature a larger sensor, its anti-aliasing filter-less design and fast lens make for incredible professional-grade imagery. Whether you’re looking for a second body to count on as a trusty sidekick, or simply want big pictures from a small camera, the GR will redefine your photography.

Customizable in 120 colors

16 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS Image Sensor
Its 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor, with an image-sensitive area as wide as that of a PENTAX DSLR, offers low-noise characteristics, super-high resolution and rich contrast imaging with no compromise in image quality or color accuracy, in any lighting condition.


GR ENGINE V & Anti-Aliasing filterless Design
The advanced GR ENGINE V imaging engine offers high sensitivity shooting with minimal noise and the GR’s anti-aliasing filterless design produces supremely high resolution, color-rich images with depth and beautiful Bokeh effects. To balance for lack of the Anti-aliasing filter, a chromatic moiré compensation function is added to minimize wavy moiré patterns and distortion in images.

High Precision SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing

Newly designed, 9 blade diaphragm, 28mm F2.8 lens
The newly designed, fixed wide angle 18.3mm F2.8 GR lens, equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format, provides high resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness and is the highest performing lens ever created by Ricoh for a compact camera. Thanks to its nine-blade diaphragm, the GR lens produces a natural Bokeh effect at larger apertures.

Pentaprism Viewfinder

Designated AF (auto focus) & Aperture Preview buttons
Enjoy DSLR-like handling and functionality with an AF button, accessible with the thumb on the back panel. When the AF lever is set to the Continuous AF (C-AF) mode, the user can capture a series of images of a moving subject — all in sharp focus — by pushing the shutter release button while depressing the AF button. The user can also choose an optional setting, in which the continuous shooting mode is automatically activated while the C-AF button is pressed. A preview button has also been added to the camera’s side panel for quick confirmation of the depth of field before shooting, making it easier for the photographer to visualize the level of the Bokeh effect in the resulting image.

Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism

Pocket-sized compact with portable design
Despite the incorporation of the large image sensor, the GR has a compact and portable design. Its casing is made of a magnesium alloy that is both light and highly rigid, while its exterior design retains the style typical of the GR series. The body is designed for maximum holding comfort and operational ease, with all control buttons laid out for easy access with the right hand.
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

    A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.

  • Fast Shutter speed up to 1/6000

    A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed freezes sports and fast action without subject movement blur.

  • Eye-Fi Card Compatibility

    With Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards, the user can automatically transmit recorded images to a smartphone. New built-in menus allow the user to easily enable automatic transmission of images and video to a smartphone for rapid sharing.  Users can even select favorite images and resize them before transmission.

  • In-body raw development and HDR shooting

    Enjoy in-body raw development and in-camera HDR shooting mode, featuring multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging.

  • Enhanced Creative Modes, multilayer filtering opportunities

    Choose from 11 types of custom image modes and 19 digital filters, all with multi layering capabilities, for more creative expression than you ever dreamt of. The K-50 lets you show off your unique visions with real, high-resolution images.

  • Standard Lithium-ion battery or optional use of AA-size batteries

    Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling.

  • Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modes

    Traditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter And Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.

  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting

    A fast 6 FPS frame rate captures fast action shots in dynamic shooting situations.

  • ISO Speeds up to 51200

    High sensitivity shooting up to 51200 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.

  • Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording

    Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.

  • Programmable front & rear e-dials

    Programmable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes.

  • Dual-axis electronic level

    For high precision horizontal and vertical alignment, use the electronic dual-axis level to make sure your shot is perfectly aligned with the horizon or framed just the way you want it. Measure both side-to-side and forward to backward tilt for the ideal shot.

  • 77 segment metering system

    Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations.



Compact Digital Camera


Type: CMOS Sensor
Size: APS-C
Color depth: 8 bit JPG, 12 bit RAW
Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.2MP ( )
Pixel mapping: n/a


Type/construction: Ricoh GR lens, 7 elements, 5 groups (2 aspheric elements), 9 diaphragm blades
Optical zoom: n/a, fixed prime lens
Focal length (equiv.): 18.3mm (28mm)
Digital zoom: n/a
Aperture: f/2.8 – f/16
Filter diameter: tbd

Focus System

Type: TTL contrast detection auto focus system
Sensitivity range: LV 1.5 to 17.5 (without AF assist lamp)
Focus modes: Multi AF (Contrast AF method), Spot AF (Contrast AF method), Pinpoint AF, Subject-tracking AF, MF, Snap, infinity, Face recognition priority (only in Auto mode), Continuous
Focus point adjustment: Auto, User-Selectable, Center
Focus lock: Yes
AF assist: Yes
Focus range
Normal: 11.76” to infinity
Macro: 3.9” to infinity


Viewfinder: Yes via hotshoe mounted external optical viewfinder (sold separately)

LCD Monitor

3.0″ transparent LCD, w/ protective cover
LCD resolution: approx. 1,230,000 dots
LCD framerate: 60 FPS
Wide angle viewable: Yes


Type: Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash ON, Slow-Sync, Manual, AUTO Red-Eye Flash, Flash ON Red
Eye, Slow-Sync Red-Eye
Effective range: 3.3’ – 9.8’ (auto ISO)
Guide Number: (5.4 / 100 ISO)
Flash exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

External Flash

Type: Hot shoe TTL-A (TTL w/ pre-flash)
Synchronization speed: 1/400 sec

Storage Media

Internal memory: 54 MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (X2 Series)


Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV/USB out, HDMI (Micro, Type D)
Video out: NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080p, 720p, 480p)
Microphone: Built-in monaural

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery DB-65
Recordable images: Li-Ion approx. 290 (CIPA)
Playback time: Li-Ion approx. 190 min
Movie recording time: 25 min. maximum time per clip
AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

Physical Specs

Body dimensions (W x H x D): 4.6” x 2.4” x 1.4”
Body weight
Without battery or removable memory: 7.6 oz (215g)
Loaded and ready: 8.6 oz (245g)
Primary construction material(s): Magnesium Alloy covers
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Ruggedized features: n/a

Language Support

Depends on shipping destination). GRs shipped outside of Asia or Japan will include: English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Russian.

Metering System

Type: TTL
Sensitivity range: EV 1.8 to 17.8 (ISO 100)
Metering patterns: (multi, center, spot)
Exposure compensation: +/- 4 EV (1/3 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes.
Exposure bracketing: +/- 2 EV (3 frames, 1/2 or 1/3 steps, individual image exposure adjustable)

ISO Sensitivity

AUTO, AUTO-HI, Manual ISO 100 – 25600

White Balance

Auto, Multi-P AUTO, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight,Neutral White, Cool White, Warm White, Manual, Details, White Balance Bracket Function
Manual mode(s): Yes
WB fine adjustment: +/- 8 steps B-A axis or G-M axis
WB bracketing: Yes


Type: Mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism
Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 30 sec., Bulb, Time

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Auto shooting mode, Program shift mode, Aperture-Priority mode, Shutter-
Priority mode, Shutter/Aperture priority mode, Manual exposure mode, Bulb mode, Time mode, Movie, My Settings Mode.
Effects modes: B&W, B&W (TE), High Contrast B&W, Cross-Process, Positive Film,
Bleach-Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, High-Key.
Green simplified mode available: n/a
Face Detection: AF & AE – available in Auto modes for up to 10 faces.
PAvTvTAvM: P, Av, Tv, TAv, M
Date Imprint: Yes (date, date & time)
Digital filters (capture): n/a
Electronic level: Yes (horizontal tilt, forward-back pitch)
File/Folder customization: Embed copyright

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Interval shooting, Effect bracketing, Dynamic range bracketing, Contrast bracketing, Color space setting, FA/Move Target, Dynamic range compensation, Multiple exposure shooting, Interval composite, Noise reduction, Histogram, Grid Guide, Depth-of-field indicator, Electronic level indicator.

Continuous FPS: Approx. 4 fps (RAW or JPEG)
Multi-exposure: 2-4 shots, auto exposure adjustment, save individual images
Interval: Unlimited shots, 5s to 1h interval in 5s increments
HDR: Available as Dynamic Range Double Shot scene mode
Cable switch: Yes (sold separately)

Playback Modes

Mode selection: Auto Rotate, Grid View, Enlarged Display (up to 16X), Slideshow, Resize, Skew Correct Mode, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, DPOF Setting, Color Moire Correction, Convert RAW, Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie, Eye-Fi Transfer
Digital filters (playback): n/a

File Formats

Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928×3264), (4352×3264), (3264×3264), 10M (3936×2608), (3488×2608), (2608×2608), 5M (2912×1936), (2592×1936), (1936×1936), 1M (1280×864), (1152×864), (864×864) + 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480
Quality levels: RAW, RAW +, L (Large), M (Medium), S (Small), XS (Xtra Small)
File formats: RAW (DNG), RAW +, JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

Custom Functions

Recorded resolutions / (FPS): VGA 640x480p (30/25/24), 720p (30/50/60), 1080p (30/25/24)
Quality levels: Fixed
File formats (compression): MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Sound: WAV (PCM), Monaural
Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 1/60

Effect Mode: Black&White,B&W(TE),High Contrast B&W,Cross Process,Positive Film,Bleach Bypass, Retro,Miniaturize,High Key
Digital filters (capture): (see Effect Mode)
Interval movie: n/a
Movie editing functions: Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie

Computer Requirements

WINDOWS: Windows 8(32bit/64bit / Windows 7(32bit/64bit)/ Windows Vista(32bit/64bit)/ Windows XP(SP3 or later, Home/Pro 32bit)
・Installation requires administrator rights
・Can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit Edition of Windows
Mac: MacOS X 10.8/10.7 / 10.6 / 10.5
👜What’s in the Box
  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter AC-U1
  • Hotshoe Cover
  • Li-Ion Battery DB-65
  • Hand Strap
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