The Ricoh GXR modular camera system is a unique system that pairs lenses and imaging sensors into sealed components, which are interchangeable on the GXR camera body.
The GXR system initially offers a camera body, which is essentially an LCD, controls and a memory card slot. The two initial lens units cover 24-70mm and 50mm, featuring a 10-megapixel CCD 1/1.7-inch sensor and a 12.3-megapixel CMOS 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C size) sensor, respectively.
The GXR body carries an initial retail price of $549.
The GXR A12 50mm lens unit carries an initial retail price of $830.
The GXR S10 24-72mm lens unit carries an initial retail price of $440.
The system should be on store shelves in December 2009.