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Ricoh GXR camera body * In Stock

$425.00 $350.00
(You save $75.00)

Ricoh GXR camera body * In Stock

$425.00 $350.00
(You save $75.00)
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For your next camera, accept no creative limitations.Shaking up the world of candid photography:  A new concept camera system 

For your next camera, accept no creative limitations.Shaking up the world of candid photography:  A new concept camera system 

Capture the true face of your everyday world. It is the unaffected expression that is the sweetest. For this kind of candid photo, the most suitable camera must be small enough to be always with you and always ready for a casual shot. On top of that, the ability to change lenses (and therefore perspective on sensibility) to match each change in scene and mood will spur you to new levels of shooting motivation and creativity. The ideal tool for this purpose is an unprecedented new camera system. GXR. The compact and versatile interchangeable unit camera system.

An innovative camera system expanding your range of expression with interchangeable units

Compact, high-performance lens design enabled by the interchangeable unit system

It is the lens that gives life to the photograph. In interchangeable lens camera systems up to now, the distance from the mount and the back of the lens to the sensor image plane was subject to requirements for flange back distance and back focal length. This made it difficult to achieve both compactness and high optical performance. Eliminating the lens mount, however, means that the back focal length can be freely defined for the GXR, enabling the new system to use the most optically efficient lens designs and giving it excellent potential for future expansion. This practical concept has given birth to camera units that achieve compact size without compromising image quality.

Compact, high-performance lens design enabled by the interchangeable unit system 

Optimum tuning to realize all the capabilities of the lens and the image sensor

In order to make the best use of the inherent power of the lens and the image sensor, the ideal solution is to combine both in a single unit. Consider, for example, the low-pass filter covering the surface of the image sensor. The dilemma faced is that while the filter helps prevent color noise and color moiré, increasing this benefit results in an ever greater sacrifice in lens resolution. Traditional interchangeable lens systems use a single low-pass filter for all lenses so they are unable to avoid situations where the filter effect is excessive or inadequate. With the GXR, on the other hand, we can design a filter optimized for the resolution of the specific lens. In this way, Ricoh has succeeded in effectively preventing color noise while suppressing filter influence on lens resolution.

No worrying about dust when changing lenses. Highly airtight system for superior dust proofing

he ease with which dust can adhere to image sensors has been a system problem for interchangeable lens digital cameras up to now. In the case of GXR camera units, however, the lens and the image sensor are integrated into a single unit. This structure makes it difficult for dust to get in since it is not necessary to expose the inside of the camera when changing lenses. In addition, the inside of the units are highly airtight with light-shielded walls. Even in highly dusty shooting environments, camera units can be changed without hesitation.

*In order to protect connectors from dust, please use connector caps on both the body and the camera units when not attached.

Slide mechanism for high precision and reliability

In a relationship similar to that of an SLR and its lens mount, the guide rail is a defining characteristic of the GXR system. In order to create a highly reliable slide mechanism, stainless steel with superior strength and corrosion resistance was adopted for the rails. Surface hardness and wear resistance were further enhanced with a soft-nitriding process, the end result being a high-precision slide that enables secure attachment and removal. The combination of the slide, the resin components, and the pressure-welded springs give an appropriate sliding feel and quietness. In the development, high-stress attachment/removal testing was done to verify the reliability of both mechanical and electrical connections.

Durability and high-class feel worthy of regular use. Magnesium alloy exterior

Both the body and the camera units utilize a magnesium alloy exterior. Light, strong, and exhibiting superior precision-molding, heat-dissipation, and magnetic-shielding characteristics, magnesium alloy is an ideal material for digital cameras. With a non-slip "pear-skin" baked finish for both corrosion resistance and a high-class feel, the GXR exterior achieves durability, reliability, and high-class impression.

GXR Main Specifications

ProjectSpecifications
Flash Mode Auto (low light or when the subject is backlit), Red-Eye Reduction, Anytime flash, Slow sync, Manual, Flash Off
Range (built-in flash)

See the lens unit specifications.

Flash compensation ± 2.0 EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV intervals
The amount of light flash out of hand Full, 1/1.4, 1 / 2, 1/2.8, 1 / 4, 1/5.6, 1 / 8, 1 / 11, 1 / 16, 1 / 22, 1 / 32, 1 / 64
Image display 3.0-inch clear LCD; approximately 920,000 pixels
Shooting Mode Auto, Program Shift, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Scene (video, Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Scene, Skew correction), "My Settings 
Image quality Fine, Normal, RAW (DNG) * 1
Storage SD / SDHC memory card, built-in memory (approx. 86 MB)
File Size See the lens unit specifications.
File Format Image JPEG (Exif 2.21 version) * 2 , RAW (DNG)
Video AVI * 3 (consistent with Open DML Motion JPEG format)
Compression Meet the JPEG Baseline (images and video)
Other shooting features Continuous (Continuous, M-Enhanced Continuous); Self-timer (shutter release delay of about 10 seconds or 2 seconds or custom settings); timer shooting (shooting interval of 5-1 seconds, each interval is 5 seconds) * 4 ; color bracket function; black and white (TE); color space selection; noise reduction; histogram display; composition ruler; depth indicator; tilt indicator; accessory socket
Other playback functions Auto image rotation (mounting the lens unit); multiple image playback; Playback zoom (up to 16 times); adjust the size of the
Interface USB 2.0 (High Speed) Mini-B interface; mass storage * 5 ; AV Output (NTSC); HDMI port (Mini HDMI C type)
Video signal format NTSC, PAL
Power DB-90 rechargeable battery (3.6 V)
Battery Life See the lens unit specifications.
Dimensions (W × H × D) 113.9 mm × 70.2 mm × 37.5 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight Body (not including battery, memory card, strap and connector cover): 160 g 
Batteries, shoulder strap and connector cover: 66 grams
Tripod screw hole 1/4-20UNC
Operating Temperature 0 ° C to 40 ° C
Date of storage time About 1 week
Operating Humidity 85% or below
Storage temperature -20 ° C to 60 ° C
  • * 1 JPEG file will also record (JPEG files can be finely or normal quality of the file size and RAW files or VGA document). RAW file using Adobe Systems Incorporated's standard DNG format.
  • * 2 Compatible with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF, a JEITA standard) and DPOF. Does not guarantee full compatibility with other devices.
  • * 3 Audio: PCM 32 kHz, 16 bit mono
  • * 4 flash off.
  • * 5 Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4-10.6.4 support the mass storage mode.

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