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Ricoh has unveiled the P10 28-300mm equivalent F3.5-5.6 VC lens module for the GXR system with a 1/2.3" back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The image-stabilized unit includes features such as RAW capture, HD video recording and 5 fps continuous shooting (120 fps at VGA). The P10 is the third module available for GXR users, with the A12 28 mm equivalent F2.5 prime lens module currently under development.
The company says that although the optical formula of the lens is the same as that of the CX3, the lens construction has been changed and the design 'optimized' to offer higher quality images. The lens module also makes use of revised image processing algorithms which can be communicated across to the GXR body as a firmware update when they are first connected.
Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2010—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and release of the new GXR camera unit RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC*1.
Featuring a high-magnification 10.7x (28-300 mm) optical wide-angle zoom and high-speed continuous shooting of RAW still images at about 5 frames/second*2, this camera unit has a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and an advanced noise reduction function.
Image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV and the high-speed image processing capabilities of the CMOS sensor combine to enhance image quality and expand dynamic range. The 10.7x optical zoom expands image-creation possibilities from wide-angle through telephoto.
The RAW mode high-speed continuous shooting at about 5 frames/second enables the photographer to catch the desired scene. And the noise reduction function and back-illuminated CMOS sensor together give high imaging performance in low-light shooting.
Also included are a 1280 x 720 pixel HD movie function, the dynamic range double shot mode function, a macro function capable of close-up shooting at 1 cm, and many other enhanced functions for diverse and effortless enjoyment of shooting from 28 mm wide-angle to 300 mm telephoto.
For this model, there are two package types available. The product name "RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC" refers to just the camera unit by itself. Product name "GXR+P10 KIT" refers to the GXR body and the RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC camera unit packaged together.
Main features of RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC
This GXR camera unit has a 10.7x optical zoom (28-300 mm) that enables the photographer to shoot at will from wide-angle to telephoto.
Get the shot you want with high-speed continuous shooting functions capable of high image quality
A back-illuminated CMOS sensor strong in low-light scenes and a powerful noise reduction function
Performing noise reduction processing on the signal immediately after it is output by the back-illuminated CMOS sensor makes it possible to reduce noise while maintaining resolution, tone characteristics, and saturation.
The noise reduction level can be specified as Off, Weak, Strong, or MAX. By specifying MAX, it is possible to do sophisticated variance-estimation type noise reduction processing in which the sensor image data's noise variance is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region.
A wide range of functions
Note: When shooting movies of 1280 × 720 size, the use of an SD/SDHC memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended.
Special features common to GXR camera units
*1 The "VC" designation indicates that this unit has the Vibration Correction function developed independently by Ricoh.
*2 The maximum number of images for continuous shooting in RAW mode is five.
*3 Continuous shooting speed will vary depending on shooting conditions, card type, card condition, etc.
*4 M-Continuous Plus (Low) image size is fixed at 10M 4:3N.
*5 M-Continuous Plus (Hi) image size is fixed at 2M 4:3N. The consecutively shot images are recorded as a single MP file (a file format with multiple still images in a single file).
*6 Equivalent to 31 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras
*7 ND filter used for aperture priority mode.
|Designation||P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC|
|Focal length||4.9-52.5 mm|
|Focal length (35mm equiv.)||28-300 mm|
|Construction||10 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements)|
|Focus range||• Approx. 30 cm – ∞
• Macro: 1cm
|Effective Pixels||Approx 10 million|
|Image Sensor||• 1/2.3" CMOS
• Total pixels: 10.6 Million
• Max file size: 3648 × 2736
|Focus||• Contrast detect AF
• Manual focus
|Shutter speeds||• Stills: 30 sec - 1/2000
• Movies: 1/30 sec - 1/2000
• ISO 100-3200
|Continuous Shooting||• 5 fps (RAW)
• 30 fps
• 120 fps
• Raw buffer: 3 or 4 frames
|File types||• JPEG (2 levels)
• Raw (DNG)
|File Sizes||3648 × 2736, 3648 × 2432, 3648 × 2048, 2736 × 2736, 3264 × 1840, 3264 × 2448, 3264 × 2176, 2448 × 2448, 2592 × 1944, 2048 × 1536, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480|
|Movie mode||• 1280 x 720
• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240
• 30 fps
• Motion JPEG AVI
|Battery life (CIPA)||DB-90: approx. 440 shots|
|Dimensions||114mm × 58mm × 50mm
(when mounted on the GXR body)