Richoh is still working on its interchangeable GXR camera body it announced back in Nov., and now the company has announced that it is still working on them, but at least there are some more details coming out now.
The GXR series works by mounting camera units that integrate lens, image sensor, and image processing engine into a single unit. In addition, to fully utilize this systemâ€™s unique ability to accommodate interchangeable units other than camera units, Ricoh is also investigating possibilities for development of a variety of other devices. Â What those other devices might be is anyone’s guess, but seeing that Ricoh feels the need to announce it is still working on these makes me think we won’t see anything else any time soon.
The units that are in development are:
1. Camera unit RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC (name tentative)
- With an original Ricoh noise reduction function and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, this camera unit expands the photographerâ€™s range of expression by making it possible to shoot high-quality images in scenes ranging from low light to bright light.
- Featuring a high-magnification 10.7x (28-300 mm) optical wide-angle zoom, this unit has 120 frame/second high-speed continuous shooting ability plus a wide range of other functional capabilities such as RAW image recording, image settings adjustable to nine levels, multi-target AF, and much more.
- Start of sales planned for the summer of 2010.
2. Camera unit GR LENS A12 28 mm F2.5 (name tentative)
- Featuring a newly developed 28 mm fixed-focal-length GR LENS, this camera unit achieves high resolution and high imaging power.
- A 23.6 mm Ã— 15.7 mm (APS-C size) CMOS sensor is used. The combination of this sensor with the GR ENGINE â…¢ image processing engine enables the camera unit to shoot high-quality images with smooth tone gradations as well as high definition and low noise.
- There is a manual focus ring that can be used for precise focus adjustments.
- Start of sales planned for the winter of 2010.
We’re glad to hear the names are tentative because they sure are a mouthful to say.