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Ricoh announces GR Digital II and GX100 creative sets

Ricoh launches new "Creative Sets" for their GR Digital II and GX100 digital cameras. The GR Digital II Creative Set includes the wide angle converter 0.75x, the lens hood with adapter,  the new external viewfinder as well as a leather camera case for the camera with attached viewfinder and strap. The GX100 Creative Set includes a Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Battery charger, Wide angle converter, Electronic, rotatable viewfinder, Lens hood & adapter, Leather case and Strap. The sets will be available at the end of the month...

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Ricoh DR Digital II Specifications and reviews Ricoh GR Digital II Creative Set

With the GR DIGITAL II Creative Set Ricoh presents a comprehensive solution for photographers wishing to employ to the full the high performance range of professional cameras in the digital compact class.

RICOH INTERNATIONAL B.V. launches the new “GR DIGITAL II Creative Set” thus emphasising once again the exceptional properties of this compact digital camera system. Along with the GR DIGITAL II the Creative Set includes the wide angle converter 0.75x (GW-1), the lens hood with adapter (GH-1), the new external viewfinder (GV-2) as well as a leather camera case for the camera with attached viewfinder (GV-2) and strap (ST-2).

Like its multi-award winning predecessor, the GR DIGITAL, the GR DIGITAL II impresses with its uncompromising image quality and professional performance. Supported by the image processor GR Engine II, the newly developed CCD sensor with a resolution of 10.01 million pixels stands for extremely detailed resolution, natural colour and tonal value reproduction as well as a drastic reduction in noise even with high ISO sensitivity.

The GR DIGITAL II is highly esteemed by both committed hobby photographers and professional users especially because of its light-intensive 2.4/5.9 mm GR lens (35mm equivalent: 28mm). Due to the extreme sharpness of its image and its minimal distortion value, this lens exploits to the full the performance range of this top class digital camera.

The classic body which is only 25mm thick and is constructed from a magnesium alloy is robust and ergonomically designed to support confident handling in any photographic situation. The new functions of the GR DIGITAL II are practice-oriented, e.g. the electronic alignment aid for landscape and portrait shots or the three photo formats (4:3, 3:2 and 1:1) to chose from, all of which all enable storage in RAW mode.

The versatility of the GR DIGITAL II, however, is especially enhanced by the accessories included in the exclusive GR DIGITAL II Creative Set. Thus the wide angle converter perfectly complements the GR high-performance lens with its focal length of 28mm. It reduces the focal distance by a factor of 0.75x to the super-wide angle focal distance of 21mm and is therefore especially suitable for photos of sweeping landscapes, city perspectives or shots of large groups of people. Needless to say, the wide angle converter is perfectly adjusted to suit the performance of the GR lens. The main strength of the compact optical viewfinder GV-2 is its ability to capture a motif quickly even under difficult lighting conditions which makes it possible to hold the camera in a way analogous to 35mm cameras.

GR DIGITAL II Creative Set – the professional camera system for extreme quality requirements.

Contents of the GR Digital II Creative Set:
Camera GR DIGITAL II, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (DB-60), Battery charger (BJ-6), Wide angle converter (GW-1), External viewfinder (GV-2), Lens hood & adapter (GH-1), Leather case (GC-2) and Strap (ST-2)

Accessories included:
USB Cable / AV Cable / Handstrap / Software CD-ROM / Instruction Manuals

The GR Digital II Creative Set will be available at the end of February 2008.


Ricoh Caplio GX100 Creative Set

With its new Caplio GX100 Creative Set Ricoh offers committed photographers a digital camera system with a range of performance and photographic possibilities which set it apart from other compact digital cameras on offer.

RICOH INTERNATIONAL B. V. presents the Caplio GX100 Creative Set, which perfectly complements the outstanding characteristics of this compact digital camera which has always obtained excellent results in tests carried out by renowned institutions and trade journals. Along with the Caplio GX100, the kit includes the exclusive electronic LCD viewfinder (VF-1), the wide angle converter 0.8x (DW-6), the lens hood with adapter (HA-2), the leather case (SC-45) and the strap (ST-2).

The Caplio GX100 is the perfect digital compact camera for photographers wishing to realise their creative photographic ideas in excellent image quality. This is due among other things to the CCD sensor with its high resolution of 10.01 million pixels which offers enormous format reserves even with large size colour images. In combination with the innovative Ricoh image processor “Smooth Imaging Engine II”, extremely impressive low noise digital photos can be created with opulent details and brilliant colours.

A further advantage of the Caplio GX100 is its optical features. The light-intensive 2.5-4.4/5.1-15.3 mm wide angle zoom lens corresponds to a focal distance of 24-72 with a 35mm camera. Using aspherical lens elements and glass types with a high refractive index, the camera provides optimal image quality in all focal ranges. The integrated CCD shift image stabilising function reduces the risk of camera shake which is a major advantages especially in bad lighting conditions.

All relevant camera functions can be set automatically or manually depending on the preferences of the photographer. The operating elements are practice-oriented and functional and provide the photographer with optimal control over the functions at all times. The body of the Caplio GX100 which is only 25mm thick is both robust and functional and its high-quality materials communicate straight away the professional character of a top-class model.

The Caplio GX100 Creative Set extends photographic possibilities considerably. The electronic, rotatable LCD viewfinder (VF-1) not only provides a parallax-free field of view with 100% picture content but also displays all important information at the same time. This is the perfect complement to the 2.5 inch LCD monitor at the back of the camera. Impressive super-wide angle shots are ensured by the wide angle converter (DW-6) which has been especially adapted to the performance of the Caplio GX100. This increases the already considerable wide angle range of the camera from a focal distance of 24mm to 19mm.

The lens hood with adapter (HA-2), the leather case (SC-45) for the Caplio GX100 with attached electronic LCD viewfinder and the practical shoulder strap round off the Creative Set perfectly.

Caplio GX100 Creative Set – the perfect comprehensive solution for creative photographers.

Contents of the Caplio GX100 Creative Set:
Caplio GX100 VF Kit, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (DB-60), Battery charger (BJ-6), Wide angle converter (DW-6), Electronic, rotatable viewfinder (VF-1), Lens hood & adapter (HA-2), Leather case (SC-45) and Strap (ST-2)

Accessories included:
USB Cable / AV Cable / Lens cap / Handstrap / Software CD-ROM / Instruction Manuals

GX100 Creative Set will be available at the end of February 2008

Additional information: Ricoh DR Digital II Specifications and reviews
February 20, 2008
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