The GR lens opens up a world of expression that goes above and beyond its compact size.

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 wide-angle 28mm equivalent in the 35mm format GR LENS 18.3mm F2.8, which achieves both a compact size and high performance. Using uncompromising design with a superior fixed focal length of 28mm, sharp, skillful depictive performance is available from the maximum aperture f2.8.

*The world's smallest and most lightweight on cameras equipped with an APS-C size CMOS sensor. As of March 1, 2013

Sharp depictive performace all the way to the edges of the image, and beautiful defocusing effects.

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.

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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.

For even better image quality.

For even better image quality. With the white balance feature Multi-Pattern AUTO, compensation areas are compartmentalized, making it possible to optimize color reproduction even under multiple light sources. Additionally, with the Dynamic Range Compensation function, compensation on the pixel level is improved, and fringing of luminance borders is completely reduced. These facets come from the tireless pursuit of more faithful color reproduction, and making images look beautiful.