Updated-> fake ricoh image?

Sorry guys if I post a Ricoh rumor :) I received it few minutes ago from one of our 43rumors readers. Anyway I believe this will interest you. If true Ricoh will become a more serious MicroFourThirds competiton:

I am from Hong Kong and saw this Japanese magazine, and was very shocked with the front cover and want to share with you guys. Here is the link:
http://www.nippon-camera.com/list.php?dt=606&1264137949

Thanks Khen C.!

UPDATE: it seems to be a well done Phtosohop work. Also probably fake…

  • Tony Lau

    There are two places that don’t seem right:
    – The lens release button extending beyond the boundary of the module
    – That ASA “dial’ where the build-in flash is supposed to be

  • Exciting!
    Although that is just a silly PS-job. The lensmount comes from a Leica M, that’s the framelinepreview-lever on the left (which would have absolutely no function here), and I’m not sure just how well that lens release-button would work if it doesn’t even fit inside the module… I don’t remember the body having an indent there…

    But, it’s a good idea after all. Provided Ricoh could get a sensor big enough so the lenses would sense at all.

  • Alfons

    Full frame interchangeable lens unit would be a winner! Back still needs a decent digital viewfinder though… I love the Ricoh looks.

    This idea feels really exciting.

  • Eric

    Fake I’m sure, but it’s a really good idea if Ricoh can pull it off. That truly would be the poor mans Leica M9. On a side note, man I love Ricoh’s camera design. All business, no fluff or chrome. I hope Oly/Panasonic take a cue from Ricoh’s no-nonsense approach when/if they make a serious m4/3’s body.

  • Hahah, thats funny i was blogging about this on the January the 16
    http://www.circlerectangle.com/blog/archives/703

  • Alfons

    Eric, Panasonic had the design. It was their LC-1 that was the business.

  • Tom Caldwell

    The LC1 with a more modern sensor, same body but demountable lenses … ahhh – why didn’t they do it?

  • julian

    lens is carl zeiss/contax g modified for m mount, this one i think is 28/2.8 bigon, very tasty piece of glass, would be lovely if ricoh had m mount module.

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