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The Ricoh R1 is a compact and light weight 35mm autofocus point & shoot camera produced in 1994. It was also sold as a Rollei Prego Micron, featuring a different front housing and Schneider labled lens. The camera has a panorama ability which switches between the 30mm and 24mm lens, some people modify their cameras so they can shoot at the 24mm focal length with the panorama curtains removed. The Ricoh R1 was awarded the "Camera Grand Prix '95 Special Prize" in Japan.
In 1995 Ricoh introduced the R1e for the export market, which removed the 24mm lens but retained the original 30mm lens and panoramic shutters to "crop" the frame.
|Ricoh R1e (GR1s behind)|
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- Lens: 30mm F3.5 / 24mm F8
- Focus: Auto focus selection multi-object passive.
- Finder: Viewfinder light flame
- Shutter: 2s – 1/500 with self-timer
- Film Speeds: ISO 50–3200
- Power: 1×CR2 battery
- Size: 117×61×25mm (at the smallest section)
- Weight: 145g without battery.
|Japan Camera Grand Prix|
|Camera of the year
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