Ricoh have just announced the Pentax XG-1 superzoom camera. The XG-1 features a huge 52x optical zoom, with a 35mm equivalent range of 24-1,248mm, so it’s fair to say that the XG-1 has some serious reach.
The Pentax XG-1 boasts a 16-megapixel sensor, a fixed 3 inch LCD screen for composing your images, it also has built-in image stabilization — a real boost for handheld and lowlight photography, particularly useful when using a zoom lens of this length.
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Digital video is also catered for with 1080P/30 FPS recording available. Available in August, the Pentax XG-1 will retail at $399, or at £249 in the UK.