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Ricoh GR Digital firmware update
The Ricoh GR DIGITAL is a unique 8.3MP digital camera with a very high quality fixed lens equivalent
in coverage to a 28mm f2.4 lens on a full frame 35mm camera. Ricoh do not market the GR DIGITAL in the US, but
the camera can be purchased via dealers in Europe or from unoffical importers.
Tokyo, Japan - November 20 - Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO:
Masamitsu Sakurai) announced today that it will release on November 22 a third
function-enhancing firmware update for its GR DIGITAL* high-resolution compact digital
camera, which has been well received for more than a year since its release.
The function-enhancing firmware can be downloaded free of charge from the Ricoh website. The
following features can be added to the GR DIGITAL by installing this firmware.
- New optional sizes can be set for the JPEG images recorded simultaneously when taking
photos in RAW(3264 × 2448). "N3260" (NORMAL 3264 × 2448) and "N640"
(NORMAL 640 x 480) can be set in addition to the conventional "F3260" (FINE 3260
× 2448). This allows for more shots to be recorded. (For example, with a 512 MB SD card,
RAW+F3264 allows for 33 shots, while RAW+N640 allows for 42 shots.)
- With a 3:2 aspect ratio (vertical to horizontal ratio of an image),
"N3:2"(NORMAL 3260 × 2176) can now be selected in addition to
"RAW3:2" (RAW 3264 x 2176) or "F3:2"(FINE 3264 x 2176). This allows
for more shots to be recorded. (For example, with a 512 MB SD card, F3:2 allows for 177
shots, while N3:2 allows for 308 shots.)
- The exposure adjustment range when shooting with Auto Bracket (function for shooting
multiple shots at different exposures) can be selected at ±0.3 EV in addition to ±0.5
EV. This allows for finer shooting with Auto Bracket.
*Auto Bracket function cannot be used in RAW mode (same as before).
In addition to the above-mentioned functions, improved auto focus speed and focusing
precision in macro photography.