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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

A week in reviews: 5 - 9 August

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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
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Ricoh GR review

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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

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

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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
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Ricoh GRD IV

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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

Ricoh announces super-fast GR Digital IV compact

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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

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

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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... >>