Exactly three months after the last 'update' of its arsenal of cameras, the Ricoh company launched a new model - Pentax XG-1 superzoom - which is equipped with a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and a superb lens which demonstrates a focal length of 24-1248mm and a fantastic 52x optical zoom.
This novelty provides a continuous shooting at 9 fps in the full resolution, while with lower resolutions, e.g. in the VGA or 4MP mode, the speed is higher and totals 60 or 30 fps, respectively. The XG-1 sports the Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps in the video mode, and among its characteristics, there is sensor-shift Shake Reduction (SR) which makes sure everything is still, smooth and in balance when this powerful telephoto zoom springs into action.
In spite of the fact that it features a lens whose focal length is one of the greatest in its class, the XG-1 is characterized by rather average hardware specifications, including a fixed 3" LCD with 460.000 dots and a built-in electronic viewfinder with 200.000 dots. As for the battery, it uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which can provide 240 shots per charge.
The Pentax XG-1 will primarily come onto the UK market, in August of the current year, at a price of £249.99/$399.95.
For more information about this novelty of the Ricoh company, please visit their official website.