Pre-announcement of Pentax O-GPS2 GPS Unit
Astrotracer and GPS accessory refresh
RICOH has announced that a new GPS unit "O-GPS2" is under development as a successor to the O-GPS1. Apparently, one reason for this new unit is shortage of parts for the O-GPS1. The new unit is scheduled to become available at the end of 2022.
O-GPS2* Next-generation GPS unit for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the current development of the O-GPS2,* a second-generation GPS unit designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
Currently in development as the successor of the acclaimed O-GPS1, the new O-GPS2* will provide more reliable, higher-precision positioning data of celestial bodies. It also will inherit the PENTAX-original features of the previous model, including: the ASTROTRACER function, which couples this unit with the camera's SR (Shake Reduction) system for effortless, simplified tracing and photographing of celestial bodies; and a dependable, all-weather construction.
The O-GPS2* is scheduled for launch by the end of 2022; this reflects an extended lead time caused by worldwide shortages and delays in the supply of electronic parts essential to product development and manufacturing. Sales of the O-GPS1 will be terminated when additional parts can no longer be procured.
O-GPS2 Product overview
・GPS unit for K-mount digital SLR cameras
・Model name: O-GPS2*
・Launch schedule: In development for market launch by the end of 2022
*The model name, specifications and exterior designs of the above product have not been finalized and are subject to change. The price is to be decided later.