Ricoh GXR Mount A12
Ricoh has unveiled a new Leica-mount unit for its GXR system. The unit is equipped with an APS-C format CMOS sensor and the Leica M-mount.
In addition to capturing 12MP still images, the new GXR Mount A12 unit records 720p HD video.
The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 should be available in September at an initial retail price of $649. Check availability on Amazon.com.
Full details on the in the press release below. [click to continue…]
The Ricoh GXR may finally get noticed since there’s a new lens mount unit that will accept Leica M-mount lenses. [click to continue…]
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [click to continue…]
Ricoh has announced that it will offer a Leica lens mount unit for the Ricoh GXR system. The new unit will include an APS-C format 12.9MP CMOS sensor and will feature a newly-developed focal plane shutter. The Leica GXR lens unit is set to be released Fall 2011. No word yet on price.
Ricoh has released a new firmware update for its GXR camera system. The new firmware provides the following enhanced functions:
- Noise reduction performance enhancement
The MAX setting has been added to the noise reduction settings. When MAX is specified, the image data’s noise distribution is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region of the image, thereby increasing image quality in low-light scenes.
- Auto bracketing setting change
When shooting with auto bracketing it is possible to specify exposure variations of up to 2.0 EV. In addition, the change sequence can be specified for each shot.
- Image trimming
An image displayed in playback can be trimmed and saved as a separate file. It is also possible to trim an image’s proportions to aspect ratio 1:1 (square).
- Two “incandescent lamp” settings for white balance
There used to be just the “incandescent lamp” setting for white balance, but now there are two settings: “incandescent lamp 1″ and “incandescent lamp 2.” Compared to “incandescent lamp 1,” “incandescent lamp 2″ gives the image a slightly more reddish cast so it is the equivalent of the old “incandescent lamp” setting.
- Auto shutter speed shift function
In cases where the image will be overexposed or underexposed when in shutter speed priority mode, if this setting is on, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed to give a suitable exposure.
Additional information, download and installation instructions are available on Ricoh’s GXR System firmware website.
Ricoh has expanded its GXR system with the introduction of the P10 module, which features a 28-300mm equivalent lens and a 10MP backlit CMOS sensor. The P10 module also features sensor shift image stabilization, RAW image capture, and is capable of recording 720p HD video.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]