Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ricoh GXR will swap out lenses with Leica M mount, makes Micro Four Thirds mildly jealous

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/ricoh-gxr-will-swap-out-lenses-with-leica-m-mount-makes-micro-f/

Ricoh's sensor-swapping GXR camera is getting more interchangeable than ever before -- this fall, the company plans to introduce a APS-C sized 12.3 megapixel CMOS module that lets you pop out lenses too. Rather than building a new set of macros and zooms, though, the new unit will serve as an adapter for the vast hoard of Leica M glass you've been stockpiling for a rainy day, and sport a new focal plane shutter too. No word on price, but considering Leica M adapters for Micro Four Thirds can be had for a reasonable $200 and an APS-C GXR package runs about $700 on the street, you can probably do the math.

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