GXR firmware

Details of the firmware update

Update June 26, 2012
Model & Version This update includes the firmware for :
  • GXR body (ver. 1.51)
  • GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5 (ver. 1.51)
  • GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO (ver. 1.51)
  • GXR MOUNT A12 (ver. 1.51)
  • RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5(ver. 1.51)
  • RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC (ver. 1.51)
  • RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC (ver. 1.51)
About this update If you have more than one camera unit / mount unit;
Each unit must be updated individually.
(1) after completing the update of one combination (a camera unit and the GXR body), (2) exchange the unit and then (3) follow the update procedure again. For the details, see the update instructions below.

[NOTE] The appropriate files will be identified for the combination of the GXR body and attached unit before update.
There is no separate updater for each camera unit.
Update instructions The firmware update instructions are available in the bottom of this page.
  • *This update requires an SD card with 64 MB or over.
Copyright owner RICOH Company, Ltd.
Copy Restrictions All rights reserved.

ZIP format download
File Name gxr-151.zip
Package Zip format
File size 10.7 MB
Compatible
operating systems
Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.3 or greater
EXE format download
File Name gxr-151.exe
Package Self-expanding executable file
File size 11.5 MB
Compatible
operating systems
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
hqx format download
File Name gxr-151.hqx
Package BinHex 4 (hqx) format
File size 14.3 MB
Compatible
operating systems
For Mac OS 9, or Mac OS X and you have the StuffIt Expander in your system

Revision history

A12 28mm : GXR with GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5
A12 50mm : GXR with GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO
GXR M : GXR with GXR MOUNT A12
A16 :RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
S10 : GXR with RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
P10 : GXR with RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC
[Note] The firmware files available in this page (e.g. 'gxr-151.zip') include the changes for v1.51, v1.51, and the other previous updates.

Version 1.51 (2012. 6. 26)

No. Model applied Details
GXR M A12 28mm A12 50mm A16 S10 P10
Modified the following phenomena.
1 applied applied applied applied applied applied Improved the quality of images taken using a combination of negative exposure compensation and Multi-P AUTO white balance.
2 applied -- -- -- -- -- The focal length and f-number entered in the lens information for “My Settings” are now correctly recorded in the headers for DNG (RAW) files.
3 applied -- -- -- -- -- Addressed an issue in which the color of the display would sometimes change if the shutter button was pressed halfway when the view through the lens was zoomed in.
4 -- -- -- applied -- -- The camera now correctly records the colors at the top of color images recorded using color bracketing.

Version 1.50 (2012. 3. 15)

No. Model applied Details
GXR M A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
Add the following enhanced features. The detailed information is available in a PDF document.
1 applied applied applied applied applied [AE/AF targer shift] function in SCENE mode
The AE/AF target shift function is now available in some scene modes.
The scene modes that this function can be used vary depending on the attached unit. The AE/AF target shift cannot be used with the following scene modes; Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Nightscape, Miniaturize, and Toy Camera.
2 applied applied applied applied applied [ISO Step Setting]
Either [1 EV] or [1/3 EV] is selectable for [ISO Step Setting] in the Setup menu.
3 applied applied applied applied applied [ISO-BKT] for [Auto Bracket]
[ISO-BKT] is included in the bracketing options.
4 applied applied applied applied applied [Interval Shooting]
The shooting interval can be set to a minimum of 2 seconds. Also the maximum number of [Interval Shooting] can be set.
5 applied applied applied applied applied ISO Auto / ISO Hi in the [M] mode
ISO Auto, ISO Auto-Hi for ISO settings are now enabled in the M mode (Manual Exposure mode).
6 applied applied applied applied applied [Keep shooting conditions]
The [Keep shooting conditions] function is now available in the Setup menu. This function can hold the following values to the next shooting ; Focus, Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and White balance. It works when ; after taking a picture, but without releasing the shutter, return your finger position until half-press and keep the position.
7 applied applied applied applied applied [Sleep Mode] [Auto Power Off]
Now you can set a time for [Sleep Mode] or [Auto Power Off] by minute (in the range between 1 ~ 30 minutes).
8 applied applied applied applied applied [RAW only] mode for [Picture Quality/Size]
[RAW only] mode is included for [RAW/JPEG Setting] in the [Picture Quality/Size].
9 applied applied applied applied applied [Copyright notice]
[Copyright notice] has been included in the Setup menu. Once you have registered your copyright with this option, the copyright will be entered into the Exif information of the images. The copyright entered with this option can be displayed in the [Details + histogram] display in the playback mode. Available letters are alphabets, numbers, and some symbols. A text can be up to 46 letters long.
10 applied applied applied applied applied [Firmware Version] in the Setup menu
This option shows the current version of the firmware. Firmware update is also available from this menu.
11 applied applied -- applied applied Save My Setting to [Card]
My Settings can also be saved into an SD card.
12 -- -- -- applied applied Bulb / Time in the [M] mode
[B] (bulb] and [T] (time) options are now available for shutter speed in the Manual Exposure mode. The maximum exposure time available varies depending on the camera unit. RICOH LENS S10 is up to 180 seconds, and RICOH LENS P10 is up to 30 seconds.
Modifications and changes
13 -- -- -- -- applied Corrected the phenomenon below. The f-number that has been registered into a My Setting may not be recalled correctly.
14 applied applied -- applied applied When taking a picture of the high-intensity subject in [P] mode, there may be the case that the shutter speed displayed in the screen and the one recorded into the Exif information differs from the actual shutter speed. Modified that the actual shutter speed is displayed to the screen, and is recorded to the Exif information.
15 applied applied -- applied applied When taking a picture with ISO Auto in [P] mode, there may be the case that the ISO sensitivity varies, if the combination of aperture and shutter speed is changed. Modified not to vary ISO.

Version 1.44 (2011. 10. 26)

No. Model applied Details
GXR M A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
1 applied applied applied applied applied Corrected the appearance below. If the Focus Assist is set to [On] and the camera is in the movie mode, the displayed symbol for focus assist focus assist symbol may be partially missing when the power is turned on.
2 applied applied applied -- -- Modified to reflect properly the setting for [Contrast] adjustment in [Image Settings], when taking a picture with ISO-LO.
3 applied -- -- -- -- Change the item below. To properly display the [Lens Name] that is entered in the My Setting, the name will be included next to the [Model Name] in the Exif data.
4 applied -- -- -- -- Modified the phenomenon below. When [Auto Resize Zoom] is used, black vertical strips may be displayed while framing.
5 -- -- -- applied -- Improved AF accuracy when taking the first picture after turning the power on.

Version 1.43 (2011. 09. 14)

No. Model applied Details
A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
1 applied applied -- -- Corrected the ISO speed settings when taking a picture with ISO-LO.
2 applied applied -- -- Modified the phenomenon below. While framing with Pre-AF [On], there may be a case that the camera repeats focus movement, or that the camera will not respond.

Version 1.40 (2011. 08. 31)

No. Model applied Details
A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
Add the following enhanced features. The detailed information is available in a PDF document.
1 applied applied -- -- New option for [M] mode
[B] (bulb) and [T] (time) options are now available for shutter speed in the Manual Exposure mode.
2 applied applied applied applied [Auto Resize Zoom]
Supported aspect ratios for Auto Resize Zoom are included. Auto Resize Zoom is now available when [16:9], [3:2], or [1:1] is selected.
3 applied applied applied applied Setting for SCENE modes
Vignetting can be set individually for [Cross Process], [Toy Camera] scenes.
4 applied applied applied applied Enlarged view for monitoring
Enlarged view works as follows. Pressing and holding down the [MENU/OK] button this will magnify the center portion of the screen. Pressing and holding down again the [MENU/OK] button will display the magnified portion over the entire screen. Pressing and holding down the same button again will return to the normal display.
5 applied applied -- -- New setting for ISO sensitivity
[ISO-LO] (equivalent to ISO 100) is available.
6 applied applied applied applied [Focus Assist] function
Area in focus will be highlighted to make it easier to adjust the focus.
7 applied applied applied applied [Focus Assist Selection] option
Two display modes can be selected for Focus assist function. These can only be used when the [Focus Assist] is [On].
8 applied applied applied applied [Zoom Display Release] option in the enlarged view
This option determines the display status after shooting. [On] will exit the enlarged view, [Off] will remain in the enlarged view.
9 applied applied applied applied [ISO Auto-High Settings] option
New options are added for ISO [Auto-Hi]. Now the upper limit for ISO sensitivity, and the shutter speed when to switch the ISO sensitivity can be set.
10 applied applied applied applied [ISO Setting]
ISO setting options are now in 1/3EV step. Selectable ISO setting values are included.

Version 1.37 (2011. 07. 27)

No. Model applied Details
A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
Modified the following phenomena.
1 applied applied applied applied The focus setting may not be reflected properly if the shooting mode is manually set to [S] mode (Shutter priority mode) in the [Edit My Settings] menu.
2 -- -- applied -- In the [M] mode (Manual Exposure mode), after you have set aperture and a shutter speed using the [One Press M mode] function, then if you change a shutter speed, aperture may be also changed.

Version 1.36 (2011. 04. 21)

No. Model applied Details
A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
Modified the following items.
1 applied applied applied applied Should the exposure be adjusted in the [Cross Process] SCENE mode, the color displayed during monitoring may differ from the actual color.
2 applied -- -- -- The exposure may not be correct in the following condition; after taking a picture in well lit area, then immediately turning the camera off and on and taking another picture.
3 applied applied -- -- In [Soft Focus], [Cross Process], [Toy Camera], [Miniaturize], or [High Contrast B&W] SCENE modes, if you attempt to take a picture in a dark area, it is possible that the camera will not respond.

Version 1.33 (2011. 03. 28)

No. Model applied Details
A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
Add the following enhanced features. The detailed information is available in a PDF document.
1 applied applied applied applied [New option : SCENE modes]
The following 5 modes has been added to the SCENE mode; [Soft Focus], [Cross Process], [Toy Camera], [Miniaturize], and [High Contrast B & W].
2 applied applied applied applied [New option : Target Tracking] in AE/AF Target Shift
Target Tracking has been added as a AE/AF Target Shift method that displays when the ADJ. lever is pressed.
3 applied applied applied applied [Reset/Cancel for Target Shifting]
Pressing the delete button during target shift returns the target position to the center of the image. Pressing the delete button again exits target shifting.
4 applied applied applied applied [Enlarge display for Target Shift]
When enlarging a picture at playback, the picture will be magnified with centering around the position of AE/AF target shift.
5 applied applied -- -- [New option : Zoom button assignment]
[Exposure Compensation] and [White Balance] can be assigned to the zoom button.
Modified the following.
6 applied applied applied applied Adjusted the position of date imprinting when taking a picture with the following conditions; Date Imprint On, Auto Resize zoom On, Picture size [1M].

Version 1.31 (2011. 02. 08)

No. Model applied Details
A12 28mm A12 50mm S10 P10
Modified the following items.
1 applied applied applied applied In [A] mode, with configured AE lock and AE bracket; the shutter speed recorded in the captured image may be different from the actual shutter speed.
2 applied applied applied applied Corrected the phenomenon when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera and it turns on the power, it will take time to start up, or the camera will not start.
3 applied applied applied applied Only with Simplified Chinese (language setting in the camera) :
When you adjust exposure, a number shown in the right side of the exposure compensation slider in the screen may not show a proper number.
4 applied -- -- -- High-speed movement of the Focus Ring.
While pressing down the Macro button in the MF, the Focus Ring movement will become faster.

Version 1.29 (2010. 11. 01)

No. Model applied Details
A12 50mm S10 P10
Add the following enhanced features. The detailed information is available in a PDF document.
1 applied applied applied [New option : Aspect Ratio] in [ADJ.Lever Setting 1] ~ [ADJ.Lever Setting 4]
The [Aspect Ratio] options can be assigned to [ADJ.Lever Setting 1] ~ [ADJ.Lever Setting 4] in Key Custom Settings tab. This option is available when Picture Quality/Size is selected to [RAW], [L], or [M] that have the aspect ratio options.
2 applied applied applied [New option : Aspect Ratio] in [Set Fn1 Button] or [Set Fn2 Button]
The [Aspect Ratio] options can be assigned to [Set Fn1 Button] or [Set Fn2 Button] in Key Custom Settings tab. This option is available when Picture Quality/Size is selected to [RAW], [L], or [M] that has the aspect ratio options.
3 applied applied applied [New option : Restore Defaults for Key Custom Settings]
The [Restore defaults] option has been added to the Setup menu (Key Custom Settings tab). This option restores the key custom options to default.
4 applied applied applied [New option : Delete My Settings]
The [Delete My Settings] has been added to the Setup menu (Key Custom Settings tab). This option restores the settings for [MY1], [MY2], [MY3] on the mode dial to default, or reset the My Setting Box to default.
5 applied applied applied [New option : Display Magnification Ratio]
The [Display Magnification Ratio] option has been added to the Shooting menu. The magnification ratio can be selected from [2x], [4x], or [8x]. This feature works when you make enlarged the center of the screen by pressing and holding the MENU/OK button while monitoring. With target shift, or manual focus, the enlarged display position can be moved with directional pad ([+], [-], [Fn1], [Fn2]).
6 applied applied applied [New Noise Reduction Option : AUTO]
The [AUTO] option has been added to the [Noise Reduction] in the Shooting menu.
7 applied -- -- [New feature : Spot AF Area Setting]
The [Spot AF Area Setting] is added in the Setup menu. [Normal] or [Pinpoint] is selectable.
Changed the following features.
8 applied applied applied [DIRECT screen] operation
Pressing the shutter release button half way works for entering the setting when you change a setting in the DIRECT screen.
9 applied applied applied Supports EXIF 2.3
From this update, EXIF 2.3 is supported.
10 applied -- -- [Macro AF Distance Limit]
This option that was added with version 1.17 is changed as follows.
Selectable distance options from this version are; [Macro On 12-30cm], [Macro On 7-14cm], and [Macro Off]. (With the version 1.17, these options were; [Macro On 10-30cm], [Macro On 7-10cm], and [Macro Off].)
11 applied -- -- Deleted AF mode selection option
Since this update makes AF speed faster than the previous version, the AF mode selection (QK-AF/FR-AF) is no longer available.
Modified the following phenomena.
1 -- applied applied After focusing on in the macro mode, even if the focus mode is switched to the normal Multi-AF, the AF may work with the largest AF frame. This update will fix this phenomenon to work it as the Multi-AF.
2 -- -- applied In the aperture priority mode, when you take a picture with AE lock, the captured image may be created with soft-focus.
3 -- applied -- In the RAW mode, a JPEG file that is associated with a DNG file may not recorded correctly when the following conditions; Shutter speed 1.3 second or lower, ISO 800 or over.
4 applied -- -- When taking a picture with long time exposure (1 ~ 8 seconds), a light dot may appear on the image. Reviewed the compensation process to reduce these dots.

Version 1.18 (2010. 07. 15)

No. Model applied Details
A12 50mm S10 P10
Modified the following phenomena.
1 applied applied applied In case of attaching the cable switch (CA-1), when half-pressing the shutter release button of the CA-1, it may turn off the camera.
2 applied -- -- Macro AF Distance Limit option (On) may be disabled (Off) in some conditions like; replacing a camera unit from the A12 to the other one.
3 -- applied -- Even if a shutter speed is changed, the aperture value will not vary in case of the conditions below; S mode, AE locked.
4 -- -- applied Noise sound may be recorded into movies when the electrical viewfinder (VF-2) is attached.
Revised or corrected the following.
5 applied applied applied Revised the ISO sensitivity range conditions when shooting with the combination below; S mode, Shutter speed Auto Shift On, and ISO Auto/ISO Auto-Hi.
6 -- applied -- Corrected the display of focus distance as 19mm when the conversion lens (DW-6) is attached.
7 -- -- applied Revised the upper limit of the ISO sensitivity range as ISO 3200 when shooting in S mode.

Version 1.17 (2010. 05. 19)

No. Model applied Details
A12 50mm S10
Add the following enhanced features. The detailed information is available in a PDF document.
1 applied applied [New Noise Reduction Option : MAX]
The MAX option has been added to the [Noise Reduction] in the Shooting menu.
2 applied applied [Noise Reduction in Nightscape/Landscape in the SCENE modes]
The [Noise Reduction] options become selectable in Nightscape or in Landscape in the SCENE mode.
3 applied applied [New feature : ADJ. Direct ISO Control]
The [ADJ. Direct ISO Control] option is added in Key Customer Options. When the camera is ready to shoot and this option is [On], ISO sensitivity can be changed by turning the ADJ. lever.
4 applied applied [New White Balance Options : Incandescent 1 and 2]
Originally there was one option for incandescent light in White Balance, but [Incandescent 1] and [Incandescent 2] become available. [Incandescent 2] will result with slightly warmer than [Incandescent 1]. The original [Incandescent] is replaced by [Incandescent 2].
5 applied applied [New feature : Shutter speed Auto Shift]
When the [Shutter Speed Auto Shift] is set to [On] in the S mode, the camera will automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure in the case that the selected shutter speed by the user will result for over exposure or under exposure.
6 applied applied [Up-down Dial operations]
Up-down Dial can also be used for selection of Flash modes or self-timer options.
7 -- applied Added [Zoom position] in Edit My Settings.
[Zoom Position] can be registered/edited in My Settings when the RICOH LENS S10 is used.
8 applied -- [New feature : Macro AF Distance Limit]
[Macro AF Distance Limit] option is added in the Shooting menu. When this option is [On], the following can be selectable each time by pressing the Macro button; [Macro On 10 - 30 cm], [Macro On 7 - 10 cm], or [Macro Off]. This option limits the distance that can be focused in AF, and it will make auto focus quickly.
9 applied -- High-speed movement of the Focus Ring
While pressing down the Macro button in the MF, the Focus Ring movement will become faster.
10 applied applied Camera unit info. in Exif information
The camera unit information is stored into the Exif information and [A12], [S10], or [P10] is displayed at playback (Detailed Information Display).
11 applied applied Added [Firmware Version] in the Setup menu
The information on the firmware version is available from the Setup menu.
How to check the current version of the firmware.
Modified the following phenomena.
1 applied applied The AF may not work well rarely after the Pre-AF setting changes to [Off].
2 -- applied With the S10 camera unit; even when the focus is set to [Snap] or [∞ Infinity], the screen remains the zoom bar display. But this update becomes switching the focus bar display.

Version 1.07 (2010. 03. 18)

No. Model applied Details
A12 50mm S10
1 * applied -- In the Setup menu, AF speed options become available (GR LENS A12 50mm only).
- You can choose between QK-AF or FR-AF.
[QK-AF] : AF speed will be faster than [FR-AF]. During the focusing period the image on the LCD will be fixed, and will not follow the movement of the camera.
[FR-AF] : AF speed will be slower than [QK-AF]. The image on the LCD will follow the movement of the camera. AF speed is the same as firmware version 1.06.

Note) While using digital zoom or AF target shift, the camera will default to [FR-AF], even if the camera was set to [QK-AF].

For operations, see the supplemental PDF in Manual download site from here.
* This option is no longer available from the version 1.29.
2 applied applied Modified that the configured value for sharpness is correctly reflected to Exif header information.
3 applied applied Improved exposure accuracy at AE lock.
4 applied -- Improved white balance at shooting in a dark place with the P mode.
5 -- applied Improved focus accuracy at Auto macro.
6 applied applied Corrected the phenomenon below.
- In RAW mode in Picture Quality, if you take a picture with long time exposure, recorded image may be corrupted.
7 applied -- Improved focus accuracy at Full Press Snap.

Update instructions

Please be sure to read the following document before a firmware update. You will find the instructions on how to check the current version of your camera's firmware , and the firmware update procedure .
To open these files, you need Adobe Reader.

[Note on the version 1.51]
After extracting the 1.51 update file (e.g. gxr-151.zip), it does not contain the [gxr_vxxx.frm] that is indicated in the instruction pdf below. Instead, the update file contains the following 4 files ; [l08firm0], [l08firm3], [l08firm4], [l08firm8]. Please copy them also into an sd card as the same as the other launch files, and then follow the update procedure.

Language Downloads Type / Size
English Instructions Download PDF / 227 KB
Français Instructions Download PDF / 240 KB
Chinese (Simplified) Instructions Download PDF / 253 KB

Documentation

The following files provides the details about the enhanced features on the firmware updates, version 1.17 or greater.
To open these files, you need Adobe Reader.
Language Downloads Type / Size
English Docs Download PDF / 236 KB
Français Docs Download PDF / 238 KB
Deutsch Docs Download PDF / 244 KB
Italiano Docs Download PDF / 238 KB
Japanese Docs Download PDF / 344 KB
Korean Docs Download PDF / 368 KB
Español Docs Download PDF / 238 KB
Russian Docs Download PDF / 248 KB
Thailand Docs Download PDF / 332 KB
Chinese (Simplified) Docs Download PDF / 426 KB
Chinese (Traditional) Docs Download PDF / 509 KB

Firmware Downloads

The most recent version of this firmware includes all previous updates. You do not have to update by each version.

Zip format download (for Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.3 or greater) ZIP(for Win/Mac)
EXE format download (for Windows Vista, XP, 2000) EXE(for Windows)
hqx format download (for Mac OS X, MacOS 9) hqx(for Mac)

If clicking the download button will not work, right-click (Win) or click and hold (Mac) on the download button to choose "Save Link As."

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