Ricoh Firmware Updates

Ricoh firmware updates

Ricoh updates firmware for v1.36 for GXR
Ricoh updates firmware for the GXR system, which covers the A12 28mm, macro 50mm, the P10 28-300mm plus the S10 24-72mm equivalent zoom units. This version 1.36 remedies a small bug that's associated with the Cross Processing scene function of all units. This update also fixes additional minor bugs in the A12 28mm plus the 50mm equivalent units. This simple firmware file makes the appropriate fixes for each component.

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Ricoh firmware updates for CX1, CX2 and CX3 digital compacts
August 5, 2010
Ricoh is providing firmware updates for its CX1, CX2 and CX3 digital compact cameras. Version 1.25 for CX1 and version 1.15 for CX2 fix bugs relating to distortion correction in certain situations and printing. CX3's firmware v1.11 also corrects minor bugs and improves flash accuracy when capturing images in the 16:9 aspect ratio. The updates are available for immediate download from the company's website.

Click for more information and to download the firmware v1.25 for Ricoh CX1

Click for more information and to download the firmware v1.15 for Ricoh CX2

Click for more information and to download the firmware v1.11 for Ricoh CX3


Jul 16
Ricoh posts firmware update
Ricoh has announced firmware updates for the GXR system enthusiast compact . Ricoh's update, covering the A12 50mm equiv. macro, S10 24-72mm equiv. and P10 28-300 equiv. zoom lens units, fixes bugs and brings in a few improvements.

Click for more information and to download the firmware v1.07 for Ricoh GXR system

Ricoh has announced a firmware update for the G700SE compact digital camera. This new update repairs a minor fault while using the cameras optional GPS unit along with other small changes. Available for immediate download.

Ricoh CX4 firmware version 1.05

December 1, 2010. Ricoh has posted firmware update Version 1.05 for its CX4 camera..

Pink Ricoh CX4 Compact Digital Camera

The new update addresses the following phenomenon. 1. In the Night Landscape Multi-shot, when pressing the shutter release button half way, the camera shake warning symbol will not be displayed in the screen. The most recent version of firmware update includes all previous updates. There is no necessary to update each version...

The firmware download and the Windows / Macintosh update procedures for the CX4 are available here

Details of the update version 1.05. 2010.11.30 version 1.05 Modified the following phenomenon. 1. In the Night Landscape Multi-shot, when pressing the shutter release button half way, the camera shake warning symbol will not be displayed in the screen.


Ricoh firmware update for GXR system

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Ricoh has announced a function-enhancing firmware update for its GXR interchangeable lens camera. In response to user feedback, the firmware adds a wide range of features including Spot and Macro AF area selection options, faster AF, auto noise reduction, Exif 2.3 support and 3 magnification ratios to check focus.

Click for more information and to download the firmware v1.07 for Ricoh GXR system*
*Available for download from 27 October 2010

Press Release:

Ricoh releases the second function enhancing firmware update for "GXR"

Ricoh GXR Interchangeable Unit Body
Ricoh GXR Interchangeable Unit Body

Tokyo, Japan, October 29, 2010—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo) released the second function-enhancing firmware update on October 27th, 2010 for its GXR range of high-performance Digital Camera Review by Gene Wrights which were initially released in December 2009.

With the GXR system, the lens, image sensor, and image processing engine are all mounted within the camera unit instead of the body, creating a ground-breaking interchangeable unit system that utilizes a slide mechanism for attachment and removal.

Ricoh’s function enhancing firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from a large number of customers via surveys submitted at customer registration time and other channels. This second update enables customers who already own a GXR to update their firmware to include the latest functions, thus making it possible for them to enhance the performance and usability of their cameras by adding new function and setting possibilities.

The function-enhancing firmware and instructions for using these functions can be downloaded free of charge from the Ricoh website.

Enhanced functions:

  • Addition of “Screen Magnification Position Movement” when shooting The magnification position of the shooting screen display can now be moved together with the AF/AE target movement or macro target movement. Supported in both auto focus and manual focus modes. (Macro target movement is only supported on units equipped with macro mode.)
  • Addition of 3 handy magnification ratios for the focus check function You can select the magnification ratio from 2:1, 4:1, and 8:1 in the shooting screen. Additionally, you can register the magnification function to the Fn1 or Fn2 key.
  • Addition of “spot AF, macro AF area selection” You can choose from normal or pinpoint AF area size when Spot AF is selected or when shooting in macro mode. (Only spot AF is available when GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO or GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5 is used.)
  • Addition of “ADJ key and Fn key registration function” when changing the aspect ratio You can now register the aspect ratio change function to the ADJ, Fn1 and Fn2 keys.
  • Addition of “key custom setting initialization” function Key custom settings can be returned to their initial values.
  • Addition of “My Setting delete” function You can return the registered settings in the My Settings BOX and mode dial to the initial values.
  • Addition of “Shutter half-press confirm” function in the DIRECT screen You can confirm setting changes in the DIRECT screen by half-pressing the shutter.
  • Exif2.3 support Exif2.3 is now supported.
  • Addition of “Noise Reduction AUTO” You can now automatically adjust the noise reduction effects on the camera using the AUTO function.
  • Macro AF Distance Limitation When macro shooting using the GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO, you can now select the shooting distance (distance within which the auto focus can focus) from 7-14cm or 12-30cm to provide overlapping distance ranges.
  • AF Acceleration The autofocus control drive system has been improved and accelerated. In association with this change, the AF mode (QK-AF and FR-AF selection mode) in the set up menu has been deleted. (When GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO is used).

Ricoh announces firmware updates for GXR & GR Digital III

Ricoh has announced a firmware update adding functions to its GR Digital III camera. In response to user feedback the firmware adds High Contrast Black & White and Cross Process shooting modes and, 4x screen magnification as against the current 2x. It also adds options for resetting various customized settings to the factory defaults. The firmware will be available soon from Ricoh's website

Tokyo October, 2010: Ricoh Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the October 8, 2010 release of the third function-enhancing firmware update for its GR DIGITAL III, a high-image-quality Digital Camera Review by Gene Wright launched in August 2009.

Ricoh's function-enhancing firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from a large number of customers via surveys submitted at customer registration time and other channels.

These updates enable customers who already own a GR DIGITAL III to update their firmware to include the latest functions, thus making it possible for them to enhance the performance and usability of their cameras by adding new function and setting possibilities.

Successor model to the GR DIGITAL II, which went on sale in November 2007, the GR DIGITAL III features an F1.9 large-aperture lens and achieves high image quality in a compact body. The function-enhancing firmware and instructions for using these functions can be downloaded free of charge from the Ricoh website.

Enhanced functions

    Addition of “high contrast B&W”
    Shoot black and white photos with higher than normal contrast. This makes it possible to create images with a grainy feel such as that created by using ultra-high-sensitivity film in a film camera or by push processing film at the development stage.
    Addition of “cross process”
    Shoot photos with colors that differ markedly from those in normal photographs in a way that resembles the film photo technique of “cross processing.” You can choose a color scheme (basic, magenta, or yellow) and also adjust the vignetting and contrast.
    Addition of “screen magnification ratio (MF)” function
    You can change to a magnification ratio of 4:1 (currently 2:1) for the screen display when using manual focus (MF).
    Addition of “My Setting delete” function
    You can delete the My Settings registered for the mode dial and My Setting Box.
    Addition of “key custom setting initialization” function
    The customized settings for the Fn button, ADJ. lever, and other functions contained on the key custom settings tab can be initialized (set back to their initial values).
    Note: The settings defined in “My Setting registration” are not initialized.
 


Monday, 17 May 2010

Ricoh has announced firmware updates, adding functions to its GXR and GR Digital III cameras.Ricoh has announced firmware updates, adding functions to its GXR and GR Digital III cameras. To be released on May 19, updates for both include two more noise reduction settings and an additional incandescent white balance preset. Both cameras will also feature an Auto Shutter Speed Shift function in shutter priority mode, which when selected changes the shutter speed where it would otherwise have no choice but to over or underexpose. There are also further improvements and additional features available for individual cameras.

Press Release:

Ricoh releases function-enhancing firmware updates for GXR and GR DIGITAL III

Tokyo, Japan — May 17 — Ricoh Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo) announced today that it will release on May 19 the first function-enhancing firmware update for the high-image-quality GXR Digital Camera Review by Gene Wright (launched December 2009) and the second function-enhancing firmware update for the GR DIGITAL III (launched August 2009).

Ricoh's function-enhancing firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from a large number of customers via surveys submitted at customer registration time and other channels. These updates enable customers who already own a GXR or GR DIGITAL III to update their firmware to include the latest functions, thus making it possible for them to enhance the performance and usability of their cameras by adding new function and setting possibilities.

The GXR is a revolutionary interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses are changed by using a slide-in mount system to attach camera units to the body. The lens, image sensor, and image processing engine are integrated into the camera units so the body itself does not contain an image sensor.

Successor model to the GR DIGITAL II, which went on sale in November 2007, the GR DIGITAL III features an F1.9 large-aperture lens and achieves high image quality in a compact body.

The function-enhancing firmware and instructions for using these functions can be downloaded free of charge from the Ricoh website.

GXR function-enhancing firmware:

Enhanced functions: • Noise reduction performance enhancement
The MAX setting has been added to the noise reduction settings. When MAX is specified, the image data's noise distribution is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region of the image, thereby increasing image quality in low-light scenes.

• Noise reduction for nightscape and landscape scene modes
The ability to specify noise reduction for the nightscape and landscape scene modes has been added.

• Addition of "ADJ. ISO direct change" function
The "ADJ. ISO direct change" function has been added to the setup menu. If it is set to ON, in situations where shooting is possible (shutter release button pressed half way), moving the ADJ. lever right/left changes the ISO sensitivity.

• Two "incandescent lamp" settings for white balance
There used to be just the "incandescent lamp" setting for white balance, but now there are two settings: "incandescent lamp 1" and "incandescent lamp 2." Compared to "incandescent lamp 1," "incandescent lamp 2" gives the image a slightly more reddish cast so it is the equivalent of the old "incandescent lamp" setting.

• Auto shutter speed shift function
In cases where the image will be overexposed or underexposed when in shutter speed priority mode, if this setting is on, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed to give a suitable exposure.

• Flash and self-timer selection with up-down dial
Flash and self-timer setting changes can be made with the up-down dial.

• Zoom position changes with My Setting edit
The zoom position can be changed by editing My Settings. (When RICOH LENS S10 or RICOH LENS P10 is used) • Macro AF distance restriction limitation
When doing macro photography with GR LENS A12 50 mm F2.5 MACRO, it is possible to select shooting distance (focus distance for auto focus) ranges of either 10-30 cm or 7-10cm. This increases auto focusing speed.

• Focus ring high-speed move (when using GR LENS A12)
During manual focusing, the focus ring movement speed increases when the macro button is being pushed.

• Camera unit information in detail information display and Exif The camera unit designation A12, S10, or P10 is displayed in the detail information display and in the Exif information. • Firmware version information on setup menu
The firmware version information has been added to the setup menu. GR DIGITAL III function-enhancing firmware:

Enhanced functions:

    • Noise reduction performance enhancement
    The MAX setting has been added to the noise reduction settings. When MAX is specified, the image data's noise distribution is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region of the image, thereby increasing image quality in low-light scenes.

    • Auto bracketing setting change When shooting with auto bracketing it is possible to specify exposure variations of up to 2.0 EV. In addition, the change sequence can be specified for each shot.

    • Image trimming
    An image displayed in playback can be trimmed and saved as a separate file. It is also possible to trim an image's proportions to aspect ratio 1:1 (square).

    • Two "incandescent lamp" settings for white balance
    There used to be just the "incandescent lamp" setting for white balance, but now there are two settings: "incandescent lamp 1" and "incandescent lamp 2." Compared to "incandescent lamp 1," "incandescent lamp 2" gives the image a slightly more reddish cast so it is the equivalent of the old "incandescent lamp" setting.

    • Auto shutter speed shift function

In cases where the image will be overexposed or underexposed when in shutter speed priority mode, if this setting is on, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed to give a suitable exposure.
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