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  • Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range
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    Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range

    By 15 April 2014

    There are camera and then there are cameras. Ricoh Pentax has just announced a wedge of camera gear that firmly sits in the latter category: the medium format Pentax 645Z. An update to the earlier Pentax 645D, the Z is the second model in the company's...

  • Ricoh unveils WG-4, WG-20 outdoor cameras aimed for the elements
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    Ricoh unveils WG-4, WG-20 outdoor cameras aimed for the elements

    By 5 February 2014

    Ricoh has taken the wraps off three new digital compact cameras aimed to go just about anywhere, ahead of the CP+ photo show in Japan. The WG-4 is being released in both a non-GPS and GPS model, replacing the WG-3 released in 2013. The new version not...

  • Ricoh GR goes limited edition with green 'wave-patterned' body, only 5,000 available
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    Ricoh GR goes limited edition with green 'wave-patterned' body, only 5,000 available

    By 22 October 2013

    Ricoh is trying to make a name for itself in the high-end camera space, and in doing so, it wants to appease its fans with a limited-edition product. The company has introduced a new GR Limited Edition camera, available in only 5,000 units worldwide....

  • Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more
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    Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

    By 7 October 2013

    The Pentax K-3, unveiled today, sees Pentax up the ante in the APS-C DSLR market, but there's still no sign of a full-frame model. That's a mix of great and not-so-great news, but let's focus on the good stuff. And there's plenty of it. The K-3 introduces...

  • Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features
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    Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

    By 7 October 2013

    Ahead of the unveiling of the Pentax K-3 we had the chance to test out a pre-production model of this top-spec DSLR. And we like what we've seen from the top-spec camera's features. Despite various rumours Pentax has not pushed into the full-frame DSLR...

  • Ricoh Theta hands-on: we explore Ricoh's 360-degree, app-controllable camera
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    Ricoh Theta hands-on: we explore Ricoh's 360-degree, app-controllable camera

    By 7 September 2013

    The Ricoh Theta is a camera with a single purpose: it takes 360-degree panoramas and stitches them into spherical, navigable files within a few seconds. But there's no screen on this device, just two protruding wide-angle lenses that make it look like...

  • Ricoh Theta camera is designed to take spherical pictures in just one shot
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    Ricoh Theta camera is designed to take spherical pictures in just one shot

    By 5 September 2013

    Announced during the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, the Ricoh Theta is claimed to be the first mass-produced camera that can take spherical pictures in one shot. It houses a proprietary ultra-small twin-lens folded optical system...

  • Ricoh offers HZ15 digital camera, 5 HD Pentax lenses and auto flash units - all in September
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    Ricoh offers HZ15 digital camera, 5 HD Pentax lenses and auto flash units - all in September

    By 27 August 2013

    Ricoh Imaging has introduced a bevy of new products such as a high-magnification digital camera, five HD Pentax interchangeable lenses and two auto-flash units. First up is the Ricoh HZ15 digital compact camera. It sports a high-magnification optical...

  • A week in reviews: 5 - 9 August
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    A week in reviews: 5 - 9 August

    By 10 August 2013

    This week we've been banging out the tunes via Beats' latest Studio headphones while taking a look at some top-spec camera kit. But it's also the week that we bring you the verdict on the Motorola Moto X. The all-American and, indeed, America-only smartphone...

  • Ricoh GR review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Ricoh GR review

    By 6 August 2013

    There are high-end compact cameras and there are high-end compact cameras. The Ricoh GR most definitely fits into the latter group: there's an APS-C size sensor - the same size as found in many DSLR cameras - paired up with a fixed 28mm equivalent f/2.8...

  • Ricoh developing 360-degree panoramic camera, sends result to smartphone
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    Ricoh developing 360-degree panoramic camera, sends result to smartphone

    By 4 February 2013

    Ricoh has demonstrated a rather wacky omnidirectional camera prototype at Japan's CP+ camera trade show. The new camera can shoot entire 360-degree panoramas in one single button press and then send them direct to your smartphone over Wi-Fi. It uses a...

  • Ricoh GRD IV review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Ricoh GRD IV review

    By 23 February 2012

    The high-end compact camera market has burgeoned in recent years. Ricoh’s ongoing GR Digital series, reviewed here in its latest GRD IV incarnation, is at the forefront of the fixed-lens, medium-size-sensor compact market. It won’t be for everyone...

  • Ricoh announces super-fast GR Digital IV compact
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    Ricoh announces super-fast GR Digital IV compact

    By 15 September 2011

    Ricoh cameras have always floated between the super styled looks of a Leica and the hardened black plastic world of Canon's compact range.  They are well priced performers with the companies' GR Digital III being known for its shooting capabilities....

  • Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax
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    Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

    By 1 July 2011

    The company that owns Pentax, the Hoya Corporation, has sold the imaging part of the business to camera maker Ricoh for £77m (¥10b Yen) the two companies confirmed today. That might seems a a massive drop from the ¥100b the company paid for Pentax...

  • Ricoh CX4   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Ricoh CX4 review

    By 13 September 2010

    Long before Panasonic ever incorporated a larger than standard-at-the-time 3x optical zoom into one of its pocket compacts, Ricoh was doing it to critical plaudits but less mainstream fanfare. The CX4, a fast off the blocks upgrade to the CX3, continues...

  • Ricoh CX4 brings sense of Deja vu, but new features too
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    Ricoh CX4 brings sense of Deja vu, but new features too

    By 20 August 2010

    Ricoh has recently announced the launch of the latest addition to its CX range of compact cameras in the guise of the CX4. The specs of the new Ricoh CX4 camera are pretty similar to the older CX3, which was launched early 2010 as you'll get a 10.7x optical...

  • Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera
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    Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

    By 7 May 2010

    Ricoh has announced that it's going to be releasing a camera bearing the confusing name of the Lens P10. It's one of Ricoh's modular GXR models, which let you swap out both the lens and the sensor in one. This particular module includes a 10.7x optical...

  • Ricoh CX3 compact camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Ricoh CX3 compact camera review

    By 22 February 2010

    Ricoh might not make the coolest looking digital compacts - in fact, design wise, they're uniformly rather drab. But at least the manufacturer channels its efforts towards where it matters most, namely the cameras' image quality plus useful wide-angle...

  • Ricoh CX3 announced
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    Ricoh CX3 announced

    By 3 February 2010

    Ricoh has announced a new compact - the CX3 - a new digi-cam that boasts a back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor that is said -along with a noise reduction algorithm - to significantly increase shooting performance in low-light scenes. With a 10.7x...

  • Ricoh GXR digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Ricoh GXR digital camera review

    By 4 January 2010

    Ricoh's brave new release in the GXR is a camera of two halves - literally. With the intention of providing a photographic "solution" that will take digital SLR-like professional quality photographs whilst, unlike a DSLR, being small enough to fit in...

  • Understanding the Ricoh GXR
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    Understanding the Ricoh GXR

    By 10 November 2009

    To best understand what the new GXR interchangeable lens camera from Ricoh is all about, take a look at the diagram above we grabbed from the press presentation. The lens units are so much more than optics: they are a complete imaging unit. Packed in...

  • Ricoh GXR hands-on
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    Ricoh GXR hands-on

    By 10 November 2009

    Pocket-lint was on hand to grab some shots of the new Ricoh GXR interchangeable unit system camera. The GXR takes the fight to Micro Four Thirds, offering a system which lives in the small form factor of a compact camera, whilst offering interchangeable...

  • Ricoh GXR interchangeable unit camera system launches
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    Ricoh GXR interchangeable unit camera system launches

    By 10 November 2009

    Ricoh has announced the launch of the GXR, which they are calling an "interchangeable unit camera system". It is a new system for the company, as Ricoh tackles the challenge of increasing quality whilst still remaining compact. The name comes from a fusion...

  • Ricoh GXR digital camera - First Look   review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    Ricoh GXR digital camera - First Look review

    By 10 November 2009

    When we first heard what Ricoh was planning with the GXR we had to stifle a giggle. One of the things we like about using a DSLR is swapping components around to best suit your environment, but the idea of sliding off the front of the camera seemed a...

  • Ricoh GXR digital camera breaks cover early
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    Ricoh GXR digital camera breaks cover early

    By 9 November 2009

    Ricoh is expected to announce a new digital camera tomorrow called the GXR, which features a number of different interchangeable lens components in what it hopes will be a breakthrough in the way cameras work, according to a video posted by mistake by...