New unit for GXR system

Ricoh has announced the development of a new lens unit for its GXR interchangeable camera system.

The unit, labelled the A12, features a 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor paired with a newly developed focal plane shutter. The A12 features the Leica M mount, thus making it compatible with M-mount lenses, although other lenses can be attached with the use of converters.

Other features of the A12 include a host of functions aimed at maximising the performance of any lenses attached, including correction for chromatic aberration and lens distortion.

The GXR A12 mount is due for release early next month, although a price is yet to be confirmed. For more information visit Ricoh online.