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Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh GXR A12 Mount supporting lenses compatible with the Leica M lens mount, previously the Ricoh GXR mounts featured a combined sensor and lens unit - read our review of the Ricoh GXR here. It features a 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 2.2fps shooting, built in distortion correction function options, 720p video recording, and will support other lens mounts with additional adapters. More information is available below, or on Ricoh's website.
From Ricoh: Tokyo, Japan, August 5, 2011—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and planned September 9, 2011 release of the new product GXR MOUNT A12, a lens mount unit exclusively for the GXR interchangeable unit camera system. The body colour will be black only, and the planned monthly production volume is 3,000 units.
Introduced in December 2009, the GXR is a revolutionary interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses can be changed by mounting camera units that integrate lens, image sensor, and image processing engine into a single unit. In addition, utilizing its unique ability to accommodate interchangeable units other than camera units, the system can be expanded to include a variety of other devices.
The new GXR MOUNT A12 is a lens mount unit made especially for the GXR. Featuring an APS-C size CMOS sensor and a newly developed focal plane shutter, this unit makes it possible to mount lenses such as Leica M lenses, and it provides various types of compensation and correction functions.
Ricoh GXR M Mount A12 Specifications
|CCD pixels||12.3Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size (width)||23.6mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||15.7mm|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||180sec|
|ISO sensitivity||200 - 3200|
|Viewfinder Resolution||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No Data|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Box Contents||No Data|