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THE NEW AGE IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Superior Technology. Unparalleled Quality. Radically Different.
Discover the Candid Photo Culture: Expand your shooting range.
Mission for product creation
Take on the challenge of pioneering a new imaginative world by drastically expanding the shooting
range in ways not possible with conventional approaches. And create a system introducing new
concepts not constrained by the limits of existing systems.
“Support candid photo culture”
“Expand the shooting range”
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“Shoot in the range considered possible only for an SLR”
Shoot the best of all worlds!
• Body size rivaling the GRD and GX
• Image quality rivaling an SLR
• Operability rivaling a compact camera
The interchangeable unit camera system
System diagram
External Flash GF-1
Electronic viewfinder
VF-2
Wide conversation
lens DW-6
Camera units
Neck strap ST-3
GR LENS A12
50 mm F2,5 Macro
Tele conversation
lens TC-1
Soft case
SC-55L & SC55S
RICOH LENS S10
24-72 mm F2,5-4,4 VC
Lens cap LC-2
Cable switch CA-1
Battery DB-90
Hood & Adapter HA-3
Battery charger BJ-9
High magnification
wide-angle zoom Camera Unit
(Scheduled to be launched
in 2Q 2010)
What is the „interchangeable unit camera system“?
28,9 mm
Extremely compact
compared to SLR and
mirrorless SL cameras
45,5 mm
Portability
Word‘s smallest and lightest*.
Creating a unit containing the main
photographic componentsmade it
possible to reduce the GXR to this
small size.
High image
quality
Optimum lens and sensor
combination possible
Main factors
determining image quality
• Lens • Image sensor • Engine
perfect
combination CMOS
APS-C
with
size
lens, sensor and
image processor
70,2 mm
perfect
combination
Body 160 g
113,9 mm
* Internal flash, interchangeable lens digital cameras with lens attached.
As of September 14, 2009, Ricoh research.
CCD
1/1.7“
size
with
lens, sensor and
image processor
In order to get the best performance from each lens, the image
sensor that is the best fit for that lens is used and the image
processing engine is developed for that combination. This insures
high quality image .
Power of
expression
Units selected based on the
photographer’s aims
The lens, image sensor, and image
processing engine combination not
only determines image quality, it also
enhances the photographer’s power
of expression.
Operability
Stress-free lens
changes with the
slide-in mount
The same easy handling as a compact
camera. The slide-in mount achieves an
ease not found with SLRs.
Easy unit change
Standard macro lens
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APS-C size CMOS
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From portraits to macro
shooting, an ability to create
expressive bokeh effects with
shallow depth of field
Standard zoom lens
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Small CCD
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From wide landscapes
to snap shooting, a wide
range of expressiveness for
diverse scenes
With the interchangeable unit system, no lenses or device
components are exposed on either the unit or the body.
Even outdoors, unit changes are as easy and quick as changing
a memory card.
Dust
Image Sensor
Camera Unit – GR LENS A12 50 mm F2.5 MACRO
Newly developed 50 mm F2.5 fixed-focal-length GR Lens
• A macro lens with high image quality made possiblethrough the
collective expertise of Ricoh optical technology.
• High resolution and high contrast to periphery.
• Rigorous elimination of image color fringing by reducing
magnification color aberration and frame-aberration color
differences.
• Successful distortion correction to a level where it is not necessary
to depend on electronic correction.
• With the aperture wide open, there is little vignetting and radiant
bokeh is achieved that maintains circle diameter to the edge
of the image.
APS-C size 12.3 million pixel CMOS sensor
• Perfect for portraits and macro photography. The best match for the
50 mm fixed-focal-length lens; offers excellent bokeh characteristics.
3rd-generation imaging engine GR ENGINE III
• Installing an image processing engine inherited from the GR line,
we achieved higher speed by combining the engine with a
CMOS sensor.
What is a GR Lens?
To be a GR LENS, a lens must perform at or
above a level in its overall lens characteristics,
particularly with respect to MTF values,
distortion, and color aberration.
Camera unit – GR LENS A12 50 mm F2.5 MACRO
Printed by Noritsu QSS37HD – A revolution in beauty at 640dpi –
1/25 sec, F2.5, ISO400, EV+0.5, WB:Auto, Full size photo; no trimming
Sample Picture Print 2
Camer unit – GR LENS A12 50 mm F2.5 MACRO
1/2000 sec, F3.2, ISO200, EV-1.0, WB:Daylight; Full size photo; no trimming
Printed by Noritsu QSS37HD – A revolution in beauty at 640dpi –
Sample Picture Print 2
Camera unit - GR LENS A12 50 mm F2.5 MACRO
1/250 sec, F3.5, ISO200, EV-0.5, WB:Daylight; Full size photo; no trimming
Printed by Noritsu QSS37HD – A revolution in beauty at 640dpi –
Camera unit – RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC
24 mm wide-angle 3x optical zoom lens
• Macro mode for shooting as close as
1 cm at maximum wide-angle and 4 cm
at maximum telephoto.
• Aspherical lenses, special low dispersion
glass, and high- refractive index lowdispersion glass.
• Compact size and high imaging power
achieved with a 7-group, 11-element
configuration.
• Effective suppression of distortion,
color aberration, and the fall off
of light at edges.
High-sensitivity CCD sensor
• 1/1.7 size and 10.00 million pixels.
The same high-sensitivity CCD sensor
popular on the GR DIGITAL III.
• Sensor-shift camera shake correction.
Smooth Imaging Engine IV
• In combination with the CCD sensor,
SIE IV achieves unprecedented imaging
power with high-image-quality
photography exhibiting both high
resolution and low noise.
Camera unit – Ricoh Lens S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC
1/30 sec, F2.5, ISO228, EV-1.0, WB: Auto, Full size photo; no trimming
Printed by Noritsu QSS37HD – A revolution in beauty at 640dpi –
Shoot the best of all worlds!
– The interchangeble unit camera system –
Origins of the new product name
Symbol of EXPANDABILITY
GX
Ricoh‘s INTERCHANGEBLE LENS roots
XR
The interchangeable unit camera system inherits features from these two “bloodlines.”
Specifications
GXR Camera Body
Flash
Mode: Auto (flash fires when lighting is poor or subject is backlight), redeye, on, slow sync, manual, off
Flash range (built-in-flash): See the documentation provided with the
camera unit
Flash compensation: ± 2.0 EV in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV
Manual flash amount: Full, 1/1.4, 1/2, 1/2.8, 1/4, 1/5.6, 1/8, 1/11, 1/16,
1/22, 1/32, 1/64
Picture display: 3.0“ tranparent LCD; approx. 920,000 pixels
Shooting mode: Auto, program shift, aperture priority, shutter priority,
manual, scene, „My Settings“
Picture quality: Fine, Normal, RAW (DNG) - a JPEG file is also recorded
Storage: SD/SDHC memory card, internal memory (approx. 86 MB)
File formats: Photographs - JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21), RAW (DNG); Movies - AVI
(OpenDML Motion JPEG comliant); Compression - JPEG baseline compliant
(photographs and movies)
zoom) in macro mode
Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element with 2
surfaces)
RICOH Lens S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC
Zoom: 4x digital zoom (photographs), 3.6x digital zoom (movies); approx.
5.9x auto resize zoom (VGA)
Image sensor: 1/1.75“ CCD (total pixels: approx. 10.4 million)
Focus mode: Contast AF-based multi and spot; MG; Snap; ∞ (focus lock
and AF-assist)
Shutter speed: Photographs 1/3200 - 180 s (upper and lower limits vary
according to shooting and flash mode); Movies 1/30 - 1/2000 s
Exposure control
Metering: TTL-CCD metering inmulti (256-segment), center-weighted, and
spot modes with autoexposure lock
Mode: Program AE, aperture priority AE, manual exposure, shutter priority
AE, move target function
Exposure compensation: Manual (+4.0 to -4.0 EV in increments 1/3 EV or
1/2 EV), auto bracketing (-2 EV to 2 EV increments 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV)
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity): Auto, Auto-Hi, ISO 200, ISO
400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Other shooting options: Continuous shooting (continuous, M-Cont
Plus); self-timer; intervall timer; color bracketing; B&W (TE); color space
selection; noise reduction; histogram display; framing grid; depth-of-field
indicatior; tilt indicator; hot shoe
White balance: Auto, Multi-P Auto, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp,
Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail, white balance bracketing
Other playback options: Auto image rotation; multi-frame-playback;
playback zoom (up to 16x); resize
Shooting mode: Auto, program shift, aperure priority, shutter priority,
manual, scene (movie, portrait, sports, landscape, nightscape, skew
correction), „My Settings“
Interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed Mini-B connector; Mass Storage; audio
output 1.0 Vp-p; HDMI Type C
Video Signal format: NTSC, PAL
Power source: DB-90 rechargeable battery (3,6V)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 113.9 mm x 70.2 mm x 28.9 mm (excluding
projections)
Weight (approx.) Camera body (excl. battery, memory card, neck strap and
connector cap): 160 g. Battery, neck strap and connector cap: 66 g
GR Lens A12 50 mm F2.5 Macro
Effective pixels: approx. 12.3 million
Image sensor: 23.6 mm x 15.7 mm CMOS
(total pixels: approx. 12.9 million)
Lens:
Focal length: 33 mm (35-mm format equiv. 50 mm)
Aperture: f/2.5 - f/22 (ND filter used for aperture of f/22 in auto shooting mode
Focus range (from lens): approx. 30 cm - ∞; approx. 7 cm (0,5x optical
Flash range (built-in-flash): approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (ISO auto)
Continous mode
Number of pictures shot (Picture size - RAW): Noise Reduction off or on
(Weak):
4 pictures; Noise Reduction on (Strong): 3 pictures
Number of pictures shot inM-Cont Plus (1 set): Hi (1280x854): 30 pictures
(24 Frames/Sec.);
Lo (4228x2848): 15 pictures (3 Frames/Sec.)
Battery life (based on CIPA standard): DB-90 approx. 320 shots
Dimensions (W x H x D): Camera unit only: 68.7 mm x 57.9 mm x 71.3 mm
(incl. the lens barrel; excl. the connector. When mounted on the camera
body: 113.9 mm x 70.2 mm x 77.1 mm (incl. the lens barrel)
Weight (approx.): Camera unit only: 263 g (not incl. the lens cap or
connector cap). When mounted on the camera body: 423 g (not incl.
battery, memory card, neck strap, connector cap or lens cap)
Effective pixels: approx. 10.0 million
Lens:
Focal length: 5.1 mm to.15.3 mm (35-mm format equiv.: 24-72 mm)
Zoom: 3x optical zoom; 4x digital zoom; approx. 5.7x auto resize zoom (VGA)
Focus mode: CCD-based multi and spot AF; MF; Snap; ∞ (focus look and
AF-assist)
Shutter speed: Photographs – 1/2000 - 180 s (upper and lower limits vary
according to shooting and flash mode; Movies – 1/30 - 1/2000s
Exposure Control
Metering: TTL-CCD metering in multi (256-segment), center-weighted, and
spot modes with autoexposure lock
Mode: Program-AE, aperture priority AE, manual exposure, shutter priority
AE, move target function
Exposure compensation: Manual (± 4.0 EV in increments 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV),
auto bracketing (± 2.0 EV in increments 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV
ISO sensitivity: Auto, Auto-Hi, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO
1600, ISO 3200
White balance: Auto, Multi-P Auto, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp,
Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail; white balance bracketing
Flash range (built-in flash):
Approx. 20 cm - 4.5 m (wide-angle); approx. 15 cm - 2.7 m (telephoto)
Shooting mode: Auto, program shift, aperture priority, shutter priority,
manual, scene (movie, portrait, sports, landscape, nightscape, skew
correction, zoom macro), „My Settings“
Continuous mode
Number of pictures shot in Continous (RAW):
Noise Reduction off – 5 pictures;
Noise Reduction on (Weak or Strong) – 4 pictures
(ISO sensitivity: ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200)
Number of pictures shot in M-Cont Plus (1 set):
Hi (640 x 480) –30 pictures (30 Frames/Sec.)
Low (3648 x 2736) –15 pictures (1.6 Frames/Sec.)
Compression: Fine, Normal, RAW (DNG)
Battery life (based on CIPA standard): DB-90 – approx. 410 shots
Dimensions (W x H x D): Camera unit only: 68.7 mm x 57.9 mm x 38,6 mm
(excl. projections). When mounted on the camera body: 113.9 mm x 70.2
mm x 44.4 mm (excl. projections).
Weight (approx.): Camera unit only: 161 g (not incl. the lens cap or
connector cap); When mounted on the camera body: 325 g (not incl. the
battery, memory card, neck strap, connector cap or lens cap)
THE NEW AGE IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Superior Technology. Unparalleled Quality. Radically Different.
Discover the Candid Photo Culture: Expand your shooting range.
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