The Ricoh GXR S10 is too expensive for what it offers and has nothing that makes it stand out from the competition. The GXR+S10 24-72mm module is solid, but it is far from being a best-in-class enthusiast compact camera.
Although it sounds like putting a Lomo lens on a D3s, you'll be able to use Leica lenses on a GXR.
The GXR Lens Mount Unit module will accept Leica M-mount lenses, allowing access to a large selection of high-quality Leica M-mount lenses.
Because it has to serve a variety of lens/sensor modules, ostensibly with different capabilities, the Ricoh GXR's controls are generically designed and labeled.
With some cameras, you think all the photos look just OK, and then get hit with the "wow" when you view them on your computer display. This is not so with the Ricoh GXR+S10 24-72mm module. Many of my shots look great displayed at about 25 percent, which is why I was so disappointed when I zoomed to 100 percent or printed at 13x19. To me, that's one of the important differences between a merely decent enthusiast compact and a standout model.
Ricoh is showing off a range of modules that turn the GXR modular camera into a printer, projector, and Scuba diving point-and-shoot
Ricoh delivers on its promise of a megazoom module for its GXR system camera. The P10 features a 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 lens (35mm equivalent) plus 10-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor.
As promised, Ricoh has introduced a megazoom module to slide into its GXR system camera back. It features a 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 lens (35mm equivalent) plus 10-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. The result will essentially be a compact 10x zoom camera with specs similar to popular point-and-shoot models from manufacturers like Sony, Panasonic and Canon.
Ricoh has unveiled the GXR camera system, which introduces the novel system of swapping sealed lens units. Read on -- we'll explain
Rather than interchangeable lenses, Ricoh's new system uses sealed modules combining a lens and sensor. But will its high price render the whole thing a nonstarter?