Ricoh releases new bridge camera; the Pentax XG-1

Ricoh has just unveiled their latest Pentax branded mega-zoom camera, the XG-1. Targeting those who are looking for an all-in-one type camera with easy to use controls and manual exposure options, the XG-1 gives you that and more with a DSLR-like look and feel with its large hand grip and lens bezel. At your fingertips is control over a 52x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent zoom range of 24mm - 1248mm; meaning you'll be able to cover just about any shooting situation you find yourself in. Pair that with a 16-megapixel image sensor, full 1080p HD video, sensor-shift Shake Reduction technology, 1cm Macro focus mode, and high-speed shooting at 4.7fps; and you've got one powerful package the entire family can enjoy.

For more details about this new arrival, see our Pentax XG-1 Preview. Stay tuned as we update this to a full review once we get our hands on a unit for evaluation.