updated 04:35 pm EST, Fri February 27, 2009
Epson intros R-D1xG camera
Epson Japan recently introduced a successor to its R-D1 rangefinder digital camera released back in 2004 with the R-D1xG. The new model retains the same 6.1-megapixel sensor and vintage look of the old camera but adds a larger 2.5-inch LCD compared to the old camera's 2-inch display. Likewise, the older model's SD memory card slot is now replaced with one compatible with the higher-capacity SDHC standard.
The R-D1xG can be set to capture RAW and JPEG images simultaneously, and has three distinct shooting modes, including one optimized for shooting people, scenery and in low-light conditions. There is a 16X zoom and light sensitivity reaches up to ISO 1600. Apart from these and a few changes to the controls of the camera compared to the older model, the new one also supports the Adobe RGB color space.
The R-D1xG will be available in Japan shortly, though release dates or prices for other markets are unknown. [via Akihabara]