Epson Japan has today announced a subtly improved version of its unique R-D1 Digital Rangefinder Camera. Just like the R-D1 the R-D1s features the a six megapixel APS-C size sensor and supports Leica M and L mount lenses. New features include a 'Quick View' record review function, RAW+ JPEG support, Adobe RGB color space, image parameter control, long exposure noise reduction and higher playback magnification.

Epson R-D1s Digital Rangefinder new features

  • 'Quick View' record review function
  • RAW + JPEG support
  • Adobe RGB color space option
  • Scene type color reproduction ('Film setting')
  • Image parameter control (sharpness, color, shadow, contrast, noise reduction)
  • Long exposure noise reduction
  • Playback magnification up to 16x
  • Improved direct printing (with up to 13.5 mp interpolation)

Epson RD-1 Specifications

Body Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 23.7 x 15.6 mm APS-C size CCD
• Primary color filter (RGB)
• 6.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 3008 x 2000
• 2240 x 1488
File formats • RAW (12-bit)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
• RAW + JPEG
Viewfinder • Twice reverse Galileo finder
• 1.0x magnification
• Radical line length 38.2 mm
• View frames 28 / 35 / 50 mm switchable
• Parallax correction
• 85% frame coverage
• Exposure display by LED
Lens mount • EM mount (Leica M type interchangeable mount)
• Field of view crop: 1.53x
Shutter speed • 1 - 1/2000 sec
• Bulb
• 1/125 sec flash x-sync
Long exposure NR Yes (switchable)
Exposure modes • Aperture priority
• Manual
Exposure compen. • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
ISO sensitivity • ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
White balance • Auto
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Sunny
• Manual preset
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Image parameters • Standard
• Epson Film 1
• Epson Film 2
• Epson Film 3
• User defined (sharpness, color, shadow, contrast, noise reduction)
B&W modes • Standard B&W
• Green filter B&W
• Yellow filter B&W
• Orange filter B&W
• Red filter B&W
LCD monitor • 2.0" TFT LCD
• 235,000 pixels
Needle display

• Image quality setting
• White balance
• Frames remaining
• Battery power

Play mode • Single image
• Four thumbnail view (2x2)
• Magnify (up to 16x)
• Highlight and Histogram display
• Exposure detail
Print standards • DPOF
• Epson Print Image Matching 2.6
• EXIF Print
Self-timer Yes
Flash Hot-shoe
Storage Secure Digital (SD)
Power • Epson EPALB1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Battery charger included
Dimensions 142 x 89 x 40 mm (5.6 x 3.5 x 1.6 in)
Weight (no batt) 560 g (1.2 lb)

* Note that these specifications are a direct translation from Japanese and thus may contain small interpretation mistake