Pentax XG-1 Preview

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Ricoh Imaging has debuted a budget-friendly new bridge camera, the Pentax XG-1. This all-in-one digital camera boasts DSLR-inspired styling, a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording 1920x1080 Full HD Video @ 30 frames-per-second, a 3.0-inch LCD display, ISO settings from 100-3200, and a whopping 52x optical zoom lens with an f/2.8-5.6 maximum aperture and a sensor-shift shake reduction (SR) system to reduce blurry photographs and shaky-cam video when in full telephoto mode. 

If you're at a sporting event, you'll enjoy the ability to engage High-Speed Continuous Shooting at 4.7 frames-per-second for up to 10 frames (in full resolution). If you enjoy stylistic nature or texture photography, the XG-1 is capable of capturing macro shots as close as 1 cm away from the lens. There's also an HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, which combines three images at multiple exposure levels -- one over exposed, one properly exposed, one under exposed -- to increase saturation and available details in the brightest and darkest sections of your composition.

Pentax XG-1 Features:
  • 16MP image sensor
  • 52x optical zoom lens
    • 24-1248mm (35mm equivalent)
    • f/2.8-5.6
  • 3.0-inch LCD monitor
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording @ 30p
  • ISO 100-3200
  • Sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) System
  • 4.7 fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting
    • (for up to 10 frames)
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode
  • 1 cm Macro Mode
  • Retractable popup series-control Auto Flash

The Pentax XG-1 will be available this August (2014) with a $399.95 MSRP

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