Ricoh Japan - New GXR Firmware v1.29 - Fast AF WOW!

Ricoh Japan just released the new GXR firmware, version 1.29, on their Japan site, and the autofocus speed is now really, really fast. How do you upgrade to it? Read on.

Ricoh Ginza HQ Chat AreaEveryone who has a Ricoh GXR with A12 50mm module should definitely update right away. Fantastic improvement and thanks Ricoh!

How to Upgrade Ricoh GXR Firmware

  1. Download the firmware and unzip it.

  2. Put the firmware files (several files) onto an SD card and put the card into the camera.

  3. Make sure the camera is off.

  4. Press plus and playback buttons simultaneously for a few seconds until you see the LCD change.

  5. Follow the prompts, OK-ing to install.

  6. Don’t mess with the camera while it is updating.

That’s it.

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—by Rick Cogley