The rumor mill has managed to help a hold of information saying that the Ricoh GXR successor is in the works and that the new camera will be introduced soon.
The original Ricoh GXR has been announced back in November 2009. The device has had a long life compared to other compact cameras, but its time may come to an end this summer.
Ricoh GXR successor to be introduced this year
A Rixoh GXR successor may be officially revealed by the end of the summer with new and improved specifications. The feature list remains unknown, as the leakster could not retrieve any information in that regard. However, the source says
Ricoh GXR compact camera has already been discontinued
This information is in line with details coming from retailers. The camera is now listed as discontinued at almost all online sellers, meaning that the stocks will not be replenished anytime soon.
B&H is not offering any other mounts and lenses, but Amazon’s third-party resellers still have some mounts and other kits in stock. The Ricoh GXR is available for $359.95, while the A12 mount costs $499.
Ricoh might follow the same business model with multiple new GXR versions
Ricoh GXR has always seemed confusing to consumers. However, it was considered as one of the most customizable cameras in the world. Buyers have had the opportunity of choosing their body, as well as their lens, with up to five versions at their disposal.
The P10 camera unit includes a 10.6-megapixel sensor and a lens providing a 35mm equivalent of 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6. The A12 version consists of a 12.3-megapixel unit with Leica M mount support, though a 50mm f/2.5 lens (35mm equivalent) has been available, too.
The third camera unit, called S10, offered a 10-megapixel sensor and a 24-72mm f/2.5-4.4 lens, while the A16 version featured a 16.2-megapixel sensor and a 24-85mm f/3.5-5.5 lens. Last but not least, the secondary A12 mount offered the same image sensor, but a 28mm f/2.8 lens.
There are no details to suggest that Ricoh will release the next GXR in multiple models, but it would be a nice touch in the busy world of digital cameras. The good thing is that the rumor mill says everything will become clear soon.