Ricoh Imaging - PENTAX XG-1 - digital camera with optical 52X high power zoom lens

Ricoh Imaging announced that they are going to release new digital camera PENTAX XG-1 with optical 52X high power zoom lens on August 8.

The optical 52X zoom covers a focal distance of 24 to 1248mm (35mm equivalent) and has the "1cm Macro" mode that allows you to approach up to 1cm away from the subject to take an impressive close-up photo. There is also a digital zoom available, which makes it possible to boost up to 208X (4992mm, 35mm equivalent)

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week we've learned that Japan's formed a body to (very softly) police/advise on cryptocurrencies like BitCoin, Japan's 3D printing industry showing more and more life signs, and a relatively unknown powered exoskeleton maker is seeing some pretty cool progress! 

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