Ricoh has now detailed its new Leica M-mount unit
for the modular GXR photographic system and announced a release date. In addition to the wide range of Leica lenses, users of the 12 megapixel GXR MOUNT A12 module will also be able to access other mount configurations via a conversion adapter. There's a silent electronic shutter feature for those quiet occasions, some new creative scene modes and a number of useful lens correction settings.
Since introducing its modular GXR
camera system towards the end of 2009, Ricoh has kept its promise of regularly adding new interchangeable units to the setup. The line now includes four units which between them offer a broad range of different lens and sensor configurations. Now, the company is branching out a bit with the announcement of an expansion unit that will give users the freedom to use different lenses.
When Ricoh unveiled its GXR interchangeable lens system
towards the end of 2009, the company promised a steady flow of modules to cater for different photographic situations. True to its word, the fourth lens module has just been unveiled at Photokina 2010
. The unit features a 28mm equivalent, wide-angle lens, a 12.3 megapixel sensor and image processing engine, and is said to deliver edge-to-edge high quality images, precision autofocus and 720p high definition video.
Ricoh has now announced the availability of a new lens kit for the modular GXR digital camera system
. The 10 megapixel S10 wide-angle zoom lens unit features a high-sensitivity image sensor, technology to help prevent blurred images and the ability to fill the frame with an up close and personal subject from less than half an inch away.
As promised earlier this year
, Ricoh has now unveiled the development and release of its third lens module for its GXR digital camera system
. The P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC wide angle 10.7x zoom lens module has been optimized for high quality output and benefits from revised image processing algorithms. It can continuously shoot at up to five frames per second in RAW format but up to 120 in VGA and can record movies in 720p high definition.