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Pentax XG-1 52x Megazoom Coming In August Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

15 July 2014

Ricoh Imaging has introduced its $399.95 Pentax XG-1 megazoom featuring a 52x optical zoom matched to a 1/2.3" backlit 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 3.0-inch LCD. With that kind of reach, the XG-1 also includes sensor-shift optical image stablization.

Pentax XG-1. Side and rear views.

Other features of note include:

  • 1cm Macro mode
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 60 images per second
  • High Dynamic Range mode
  • HD Movie mode of 1920x1080 at approx. 30 fps
  • ISO to 3200

Full specifications are listed on Ricoh's XG-1 page. The camera will be available in August.

You can preorder the XG-1 with free shipping for $396.95 from Adorama or $399.95 from B&H.

The Pentax XG-1 features a powerful 52x optical zoom lens for a wide range of photographic applications

DENVER, Co. -- Building on its foundation of unique dSLR cameras, Ricoh Imaging is pleased to introduce the Pentax XG-1 digital camera. This versatile, all-in-one camera showcases an impressive 52x optical zoom lens, 16-megapixel sensor and Pentax technology; bridging the gap between dSLR flexibility and point-and-shoot convenience.

The Pentax XG-1 is a versatile camera ideally suited for those seeking the many lens options of a dSLR but requiring the convenience and flexibility of a point-and-shoot camera. When photographing a wide variety of subjects, including fast-action sports, The XG-1 is compact, lightweight and easy-to-carry with an array of outstanding features, including a powerful 52-times optical zoom lens, approximately 16.0 effective megapixels for high-resolution images and a large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor. Boasting a stylish, high-grade design that resembles Pentax-branded SLR cameras, the XG-1 comes equipped with a sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) system, that is effective even under demanding, shake-prone conditions, such as when using the zoom lens's telephoto range, shooting with incident light or photographing sunset scenes.

This camera provides the photographer with a greater range of creative options by featuring innovative tools such as: 1cm Macro mode for the capture of dramatic close-up images from just one centimeter away; high-speed continuous shooting of up to 60 images per second; and HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode to synthesize an ultra-wide-gradation image from three images taken at varying exposure levels.

"We are excited to bring Ricoh Imaging's technology and manufacturing experience with dSLR cameras to the XG-1. This exciting new camera demonstrates advanced imaging technology and quality workmanship, but also the versatility of a long zoom lens and the easy operation expected of a compact camera," said Brian McIntosh, Director of Marketing, Ricoh Imaging America Corp.

Pricing and Availability

The XG-1 will be available at retailers nationwide and at in August for a suggested retail price of $399.95

To learn more about the comprehensive lineup of Pentax products as well as other Ricoh Imaging products, visit

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