New MX-1 W (wide angle)?
Ricoh recently filed a patent application (2013-61573) for a 4.6-18mm f/1.8-2.8 lens (21-84mm equivalent) designed for a 1/1.7" size sensor.
See that 21mm? That is wide, seriously wide for a compact camera. Even the LX7 / DLUX6 reach only 24mm on the wide end. If true, this may be the unprecedented development of the prosumer arena.
Thus I wonder whether this may signal an introduction of a wholly different beast of a prosumer camera, made especially for landscapists? Say, an MX-1W? With a 4x zoom range, the new lens reaches 84mm, and is a tad slower that the current MX-1 lens. However, if that was needed to gain better corner sharpness, I'm all for it.
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