Ricoh GXR full review by Thom Hogan

Thom Hogan just published his full in-depth review on Ricoh GXR, Ricoh’s latest interchangeable unit camera system. GXR is first camera that have separate body and camera unit. Each camera unit have its own lens ( focal length ) , sensor ( different size ) and processing engine. Changing camera unit is similar to changing lens on DSLR except it has its own sensor and engine.


Overall, I think you have to think of the GXR as an odd little DSLR substitute, especially if you use the EVF. As I noted, I like it better than carrying a D3100 around with a few prime lenses.

I actually like the GXR. It’s not quite a pocket camera with the APS modules (though it may be with the P10 module if you’ve got largish shirt pockets). But it’s definitely a jacket pocket camera, and a very rugged one, at that.

This all calls into question the choice of making lensors in the first place: Ricoh hasn’t produced enough of them to serve every need, so not everyone will be that interested in the camera in the first place.

read the full review

Ricoh GXR body current price: $349 , available on Amazon

Ricoh GXR firmware update (ver 1.31)

Ricoh just released a firmware update for their interchangeable unit camera , the Ricoh GXR. The version 1.31 will fix several issues such as incorrect shutter speed / exposure display on several occasions, incompatibility with Eye-Fi cards , and some focus ring problem.

This update includes the firmware for : GXR body  , GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5 , GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO , RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC , and RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC.


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Ricoh announces CX5, compact superzoom camera

Ricoh just announces their latest compact superzoom with hybrid AF , the Ricoh CX5. Hybrid AF is combining a distance sensor and a conventional contrast detection for speedy autofocus. It can fast as 0.2 sec regardless of focal length we used. Other interesting specs are a backlit CMOS sensor with 10 megapixels, optical zoom 10.7x (28-300mm equiv.) , 3 inch LCD with 920K dots, and 720p HDvideo recording.


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Download Ricoh GXR user manual

Ricoh GXR’s user manual available for download at Ricoh website. The manual available in PDF format and in several languages ( English , France, Japanese etc ). There are several manuals on the download page : one for GXR body and other for each lenses such as GR LENS A12 28mm and RICOH LENS P10.


Download GXR Camera Body User Manual : Link

or visit the download page to check other manuals

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Firmware update for Ricoh GXR

Ricoh will enhance their GXR interchangeable lens camera with the latest firmware update. This update ( version 1.19 1.29 ) add these following functions :


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