Ricoh has announced a new bridge camera, the Pentax XG-1 with 52x optical zoom range, for beginners looking to move ahead from compact cameras. The XG-1 has a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and comes with a 24-1248mm equivalent f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens. It offers a burst shooting of 9 fps and HD video recording at 1080/30p. It has a 460k-dot 3.0-inch fixed LCD screen and 200k-dot built-in electronic viewfinder. It also offers shake reduction and Auto Tracking AF Function.