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Ricoh has announced the successor to its Caplio GX8 digital camera. Among the headline features are a 24-72mm (equiv.) zoom lens and a slim body measuring just 25mm deep. Possibly the camera's most interesting new feature is a removable electronic viewfinder, a world first for Ricoh. Images updated.
Tokyo - Japan. March 28, 2007 - Ricoh announces the launch of its new Caplio GX100 digital camera. The Caplio GX100 is a superior model that achieves high picture quality thanks to the high-speed F2.5 aperture and high-performance 24 to 72 mm wide zoom lens (35mm ﬁlm equivalent), 10.01 megapixel CCD, and “Smooth Imaging Engine II” packed into a compact body just 25mm thick - a ﬁrst in the digital camera category.
The new Caplio GX100 is the successor to the popular Caplio GX8, launched May 2005. Caplio GX8 was a highly practical superior model featuring comprehensive manual shooting functions and the expandability to allow system upgrades to meet various applications. The Caplio GX100 is a high-performance camera packed with advanced functions including a 24 to 72 mm equivalent high-performance wide zoom lens*1 (Caplio GX8: 28 to 85 mm equivalent) that can be expanded to even ultra-wide-angle shooting equivalent to 19 mm using the optional wide conversion lens*2, being the ﬁrst digital camera to support a removable electronic viewﬁnder (LCD viewﬁnder), and high image quality thanks to the 10.01 megapixel effective CCD (Caplio GX8: 8.24 megapixel) and popular Smooth Imaging Engine II image processing.
24 to 72 mm high-performance wide zoom lens in a compact body.
Removable electronic viewﬁnder
The 10.01 megapixel CCD combined with an advanced image-processing engine achieves high picture quality with low noise
The 10.01 megapixel effective CCD combined with the popular unique image-processing engine “Smooth Imaging Engine II” achieves low noise as well as high picture quality precisely reproducing even details.
Twin dials and other controls offer wide array of functions such as simple manual operations
Excellent expandability with a broad range of accessories for both exclusive use and general purpose
Rechargeable batteries DB-60, Battery charger BJ-6, AC adapter AC-4c, LCD viewﬁnder VF-1*1,
Wide conversion lens DW-6*2, Hood and adapter HA-2, Soft case SC-45, Neck strap GS-1*3, Cable switch CA-1
*1 The VF-1 LCD viewﬁnder is included in "GX100 VF KIT“.
*2 The HA-2 hood and adapter is required to use the wide conversion lens. While the wide conversion lens is attached, the internal ﬂash can‘t be used because vignetting may occur.
*3 The ST-1 neck strap for the Caplio GX/GX8 cannot be used.
Rechargeable Battery DB-60, Battery Charger BJ-6, Lens Cap, USB Cable, AV Cable, Handstrap,
Software CD-Rom, Manual
GX100 with electronic viewﬁnder included will be available at the end of April 2007 at £399.99 inc vat.
1/1.75" Type CCD
|Movie clips|| 640x480
15 or 30 fps
Still: JPEG, RAW (DNG)*1, RAW & JPEG*2
|Lens|| 5.1-15.3mm (24-72 35 mm equivalent) 3x optical zoom
|Conversion lenses||Yes, optional|
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|AF assist lamp||Yes/No|
30cm - ∞ (wide & telephoto)
|Metering|| TTL-CCD Metering
Multi (256 segments)
|ISO sensitivity|| ISO80
|Exposure compensation|| +/- 2.0EV
|Exposure bracketing|| +/- 0.3EV
|Shutter speed|| Still images: 180 - 1/2000 sec
Movies: 1/30 - 1/2000 sec
|Aperture|| F2.5 - 9.1 (wide)
F4.4 - 15.8 (wide)
My setting 1&2
|Scene modes|| Portrait
|White balance|| Auto
|White balance bracketing||Yes|
|Self timer||2 or 10 sec|
|Interval timer||5 sec - 3 hours interval selectable*3|
Range: 20cm - 5m (wide), 15cm - 3m (tele)*4
|Viewfinder||Removeable electronic viewfinder|
|LCD monitor|| 2.5" TFT LCD
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-speed*5
|Print compliance|| EXIF 2.21
|Storage|| SDHC/SD/MMC card
26MB internal memory
|Power|| DB-60 Li-ion battery
2 x AAA cells (alkaline/oxyride/NIMH)
BJ-6 Charger included
|Weight (no batt)||220g (7.8oz)|
|Dimensions||112 x 58 x 25 mm (4.4 x 2.3 x1.0 in)|
*1 Settable picture modes depend on image size.
*2 Simultaneous recording with same size Fine/Normal modes or Normal 640 mode JPEG image
*3 With ﬂash OFF
*4 When the ﬂash range is set for ISO AUTO or ISO 400
*5 Mass Storage driver is compatible with Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS9.0-9.2.2, and, Mac OSX10.1.2-10.4.8. It is not compatible with Windows 98SE or Mac OS 8.6.
*6 Conforms to DCF, compatible with DPOF. DCF is the abbreviation for the JEITA Design Rules for Camera Files System. (It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)