Ricoh introduces P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC lens module for GXR system

Ricoh has just rolled out the P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC lens module for their GXR series. The new unit comes packed with a host of new features including a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and the power to change from wide-angle to telephoto at will.

Ricoh has just rolled out the P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC lens module for their GXR series. The new unit comes packed with a host of new features including a back-illuminated CMOS sensor and the power to change from wide-angle to telephoto at will.

Being the third GXR lens module on the market, the P10 is expected to provide some extra powerful features, which it does, starting with the addition of 720p HD video recording mode through that 10.7x optical wide-angle zoom lens. Users can also continuously shoot RAW images as fast as 5 frames per second.

Toting a 1/2.3" back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the P10 is intended to be flexible when it comes to lighting situations. That goes for poorly-lit settings, in particular, as Ricoh has integrated advanced noise reduction technology.

But photographers will have even more flexibility on the fly thanks to the power of being able to toggle between 28 mm wide-angle to 300 mm telephoto shooting when desired. And if you're really into macro photography, with the P10, you can get as close as macro photography functions you can get as close to the subject as 1 cm (0.49 in) in  wide-angle mode or 27 cm (10.6 in) in telephoto.

All of this lovely work can be saved to a Class 6 or higher SD/SDHC memory card. Eager customers have two buying options: either as a kit with both the GXR body and P10 lens, or the module as a stand-alone product.

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