Ricoh: New firmware for GR Digital IV, CX6


posted Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM EST

Japan's Ricoh Co. Ltd. has today announced new firmware for two of its fixed-lens camera models, the Ricoh GR Digital IV and Ricoh CX6.

Ricoh GR Digital v1.17 firmware includes four main changes. With the flash strobe set to Auto, images shot under backlit conditions should yield better results. The optional AF distance display now stops at the position of focus lock while the shutter button is half-pressed, and the GRD IV can now capture an image without waiting for the image stabilizer function to be ready for use, at shutter speeds below one second in Program or Priority modes. Finally, the Hi-Contrast Black and White shooting mode no longer causes a black line at the top of images.

Meanwhile, Ricoh CX6 firmware v1.20 has two changes, one of which is only applicable for cameras bought in the Japanese market. A problem with the screen flickering when the shutter button is half-pressed to autofocus has been corrected. Japanese-market models also now offer Simplified and Traditional Chinese language options, which weren't available in earlier firmware.