Ricoh announced today that it will release on May 19 the first function-enhancing firmware update for the high-image-quality GXR compact digital camera (launched December 2009) and the second function-enhancing firmware update for the GR DIGITAL III (launched August 2009).
Ricoh's function-enhancing firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from a large number of customers via surveys submitted at customer registration time and other channels. These updates enable customers who already own a GXR or GR DIGITAL III to update their firmware to include the latest functions, thus making it possible for them to enhance the performance and usability of their cameras by adding new function and setting possibilities.
The GXR is a revolutionary interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses are changed by using a slide-in mount system to attach camera units to the body. The lens, image sensor, and image processing engine are integrated into the camera units so the body itself does not contain an image sensor.
Successor model to the GR DIGITAL II, which went on sale in November 2007, the GR DIGITAL III features an F1.9 large-aperture lens and achieves high image quality in a compact body.
The function-enhancing firmware and instructions for using these functions can be downloaded free of charge from the Ricoh website