Ricoh GXR firmware corrects image quality issues


posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM EST

Ricoh's GXR camera system with lens modules. Image provided by Ricoh. Click to read our Ricoh GXR preview!New firmware for Ricoh's unusual GXR camera system today brings a variety of fixes for problems identified by the company.

Ricoh GXR firmware version 1.51 improves image quality when shooting with Multi-P AUTO white balance and negative exposure compensation, regardless of the lens module in use. The remaining changes are all specific to one lens module. For the GXR M-mount module, the lens focal length and aperture entered in My Settings are now saved correctly in the headers of DNG raw files. A problem with display color changing with the shutter button half-pressed and a lens zoomed in was also fixed, for the same module. Finally, for the A16 lens module, color bracketing now longer incorrectly records colors at the top of the image.

More details can be found on the Ricoh website, along with the firmware update itself!