The Ricoh GXR + P10 Kit provides you with both the Ricoh Lens P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Camera Unit 3 and the GXR Body. The P10 fits nicely into the GXR Body, easily sliding in and attaching without exposing the lens or the sensor to dust particles. Unlike traditional SLR/DSLR camera systems, which require the user to remove the lens, exposing both it and the sensor to millions of particles, ultimately causing a Photoshop nightmare or blemished photos.
The P10 is a wide to telephoto lens, or better known as a zoom lens. However, this Camera Unit, is more than just a lens, as the name implies. In the unit is, in essence, an entire camera. While the GXR Body is needed to power the camera and provide the LCD screen and controls, the P10 is self-contained. Inside this dust-proof unit is a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and the Smooth Imaging Engine IV which processes each photo for storage on the memory card and helps the camera functions run smoothly. In addition to 10Mp JPEG and RAW photos, the sensor also provides for 1280 x 720 HD video capture as well.
Additional highlights of Camera Unit 3, or the P10 as it is also known, include macro shooting for extreme close-ups, a noise-reduction feature specifically created for producing clean low light shots, and continuous shooting functions. Other features include multiple shooting modes for taking the guesswork out of getting most any shot. The unit also boasts 10.7x optical zoom, image stabilization, and other useful functions.
When attached to the GXR Body, the Camera Unit gains even more capabilities, making for one worthy system, sans dust. Much like a fish needs water (not a bicycle) the GXR Body and the Camera Unit need each other. Alone, they just look pretty on a shelf. Together, not only does the system take pristine photos, but all manner of inspired features and functions are at one's disposal. Many designed to enable maximum creativity while still reaping the benefits of a compact camera.