Ricoh has announced the development and release of the GX200, a 12 megapixel digital camera.
The GX200 inherits the features of the company's previous GX100 model such as a 24 to 72 mm (35 mm film equivalent focal length) high-performance wide-angle optical zoom lens on a 25 mm thin pocketable compact body, a wide variety of manual shooting functions, and a removable tilting electronic viewfinder. The new GX200 achieves increased resolution via its 12 megapixel CCD and noise reduction with the addition of the new image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine III.
Already a popular part of the Caplio GX100, the high-resolution wide-angle lens unit has been further configured to enable picture taking at an even higher resolution.
The new model has a 2.7-inch 460,000 dots HVGA LCD and an electronic level function, for horizontal and vertical shooting. It comes in two package types with different accessories. The GX200 package contains: rechargeable lithium ion battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, CD-ROM, strap, and lens cap. The GX200 VF KIT package contains all the above accessories plus the electronic viewfinder.
Important features of the new RICOH GX200:
- 2.5-4.4/24-72 mm high performance wide-angle optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent focal length)
- New image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine III
- 2.7-inch 460.000 dots HVGA LCD
- Electronic level function for horizontal and vertical shooting
- Expanding buffer memory has made continuous shooting of up to five images possible in RAW mode
- Additional options further expand possibilities for camera use: 19 mm equivalent conversion lens; 135 mm equivalent conversion lens; removable electronic viewfinder
GX200 with electronic viewfinder included,
will be available in the beginning of July 2008 at £399.99 inc vat. GX200 Standard is available at £ 349.99.