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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

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

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

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
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

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
4 out of 5

Ricoh GRD IV

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

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

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
3.5 out of 5

Ricoh CX4

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

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... >>