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Ricoh introduces Theta V camera with 360-degree 4K video capture

Ricoh introduces Theta V camera with 360-degree 4K video capture

By Max Langridge

Ricoh has taken to IFA to announce the Theta V as the latest addition to its Theta family of 360-degree cameras. The new model offers 4K video capture at 30fps for the first time on a Theta camera, along with 360-degree spatial audio recording. Ricoh... Read more

Ricoh announces Theta SC Hatsune Miku limited edition

Ricoh announces Theta SC Hatsune Miku limited edition

By Max Langridge

Ricoh has launched a limited edition version of its Theta SC 360-degree camera featuring Japanese pop sensation Hatsune Miku, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the character. Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC Hatsune Miku is... Read more

Ricoh's latest camera is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof

Ricoh's latest camera is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof

By Elyse Betters

Ricoh has a new compact camera that doesn't mind getting a bit wet, rough, or cold - so it's perfect for outdoor extremists.Or, as Ricoh said, for underwater photography.Called the WG-50, it's described as a digital compact camera with a lightweight body... Read more

Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC

Ricoh's 360-degree camera lineup adds the £250 Theta SC

By Elyse Betters

There's a new version of the Theta S coming out in November.Ricoh has introduced a smaller, cheaper version of the Theta S 360-degree camera. It's called the Theta SC. It has two f2.0 lenses and two 12-megapixel sensors to capture 360-degree photos and... Read more

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

Ricoh embraces 4K Ultra HD recording with WG-M2 action cam

By Rik Henderson

Ricoh has finally followed up its rugged action camera with a new model that ups the ante in video recording. Perhaps the last one-and-a-half years wait has been worthwhile, as the Ricoh WG-M2 has 4K video recording.The camera is ultra-rugged and waterproof... Read more

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

By Luke Edwards

Ricoh has taken the wraps of its latest compact camera dubbed the GR II.This compact system camera features a large 16.9-megapixel APS-C size CMOS image sensor for the best possible quality and 1080p video. That's combined with the GR Engine V for processing.This... Read more

Ricoh's new Pentax K-3 II is a DSLR flagship with GPS and 1080p video

Ricoh's new Pentax K-3 II is a DSLR flagship with GPS and 1080p video

By Elyse Betters

Ricoh made another DLSR camera. It's called the Pentax K-3 II.The new camera is described as a "flagship model" of the Pentax K-series. It notably features a Pixel Shift Resolution System, a shake reduction mechanism, an APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (with... Read more

Ricoh WG series adds waterproof WG-30 and WG-30W digital compacts

Ricoh WG series adds waterproof WG-30 and WG-30W digital compacts

By Elyse Betters

If you've always wanted to shoot underwater photography, you now have more camera options available to you. Ricoh has introduced two new compact digital cameras for its WG series, and they're called the WG-30 and WG-30W.Not only are the new cameras ideal... Read more

Ricoh G800 is resistant to chemicals, dust, impact and water

Ricoh G800 is resistant to chemicals, dust, impact and water

By Chris Hall

Ricoh has announced the G800, a camera designed for working in tough conditions, thanks to its military spec protection. The Ricoh G800 is the successor to 2010's G700 and offers protection from the usual water, dust and impact damage that a tough camera... Read more

Ricoh adds WG-M1 action camera to WG series, is both rugged and waterproof

Ricoh adds WG-M1 action camera to WG series, is both rugged and waterproof

By Elyse Betters

Ricoh has introduced a new outdoor camera to its rugged, waterproof, and shock-resistant WG series. It's called WG-M1.Featuring a wide-angle lens and a CMOS image sensor, the WG-M1 lets you capture a range of both underwater and outdoor shots with approximately... Read more

Ricoh's Pentax K-S1 SLR to launch in September, and you can get it in fabric colour options

Ricoh's Pentax K-S1 SLR to launch in September, and you can get it in fabric colour options

By Elyse Betters

Ricoh Imaging UK has introduced another SLR camera: the Pentax K-S1.Featuring what Rocho described as a "lightweight, compact and portable" body, the K-S1 uniquely comes in 12 different colour variations ranging from black, blue, and white as standard... Read more

Ricoh Pentax Q-S1 in many colours and HD Pentax-DA645 ultra wide-angle zoom lens introduced

Ricoh Pentax Q-S1 in many colours and HD Pentax-DA645 ultra wide-angle zoom lens introduced

By Elyse Betters

Tokyo-based Ricoh Imaging has announced a new Pentax camera alongside a new Pentax lens, and they're called Pentax Q-S1 and HD Pentax-DA645. The Q-S1 will target those of you who prefer ease-of-use and customisation in your camera equipment, while the... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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.You'll... Read more

Ricoh Theta 360-degree, app-controlled camera goes on sale today

Ricoh Theta 360-degree, app-controlled camera goes on sale today

By Luke Edwards

Your chance to instantly snap a full 360-degree shot wherever you are has arrived as the Ricoh Theta goes out on sale today.I can take surround shots on my mobile already, you say. Not like this you can't. The Theta, as we found in our hands-on time with... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 Rik Henderson

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 that... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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 15-times... Read more

Ricoh GR review
4.0 stars

Ricoh GR review

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

Ricoh GRD IV
4.0 stars

Ricoh GRD IV

By William Perceval

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... Read more

Ricoh announces super-fast GR Digital IV compact

Ricoh announces super-fast GR Digital IV compact

By Hunter Skipworth

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. This... Read more

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Ricoh CX4
3.5 stars

Ricoh CX4

By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

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

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

By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

By Duncan Geere

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... Read more

Ricoh CX3 compact camera
4.0 stars

Ricoh CX3 compact camera

By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Ricoh CX3 announced

Ricoh CX3 announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Ricoh GXR digital camera
4.5 stars

Ricoh GXR digital camera

By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Understanding the Ricoh GXR

Understanding the Ricoh GXR

By Chris Hall

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 behind... Read more

Ricoh GXR hands-on

Ricoh GXR hands-on

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Ricoh GXR interchangeable unit camera system launches

Ricoh GXR interchangeable unit camera system launches

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Ricoh GXR digital camera breaks cover early

Ricoh GXR digital camera breaks cover early

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Ricoh CX2 digital camera
4.5 stars

Ricoh CX2 digital camera

By Doug Harman

The Ricoh CX2 is basically the same as the CX1, it looks stylish and is undoubtedly well made; once again we had the black liveried version to test, though silver and a two-tone version with a coloured top plate are available. A simple control layout... Read more

Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera
4.5 stars

Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera

By Doug Harman

The new Ricoh GR Digital Mk III marks a big step-up from the Mk II, previously the company’s quality compact for the enthusiast or professional needing a decent and pocketable back-up camera. The new camera has high image quality at its core, at least... Read more

Ricoh introduces CX2 compact digicam

Ricoh introduces CX2 compact digicam

By Duncan Geere

Ricoh has announced that it's revamping its CX1 camera into a new model - the CX2. The CX1 hasn't even been around six months, so we're not sure why a successor's been brought out so quickly. Whatever the reason, here it is. The CX2 retains the 9-megapixel... Read more

Ricoh announces GR Digital III

Ricoh announces GR Digital III

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Ricoh has announced the release of the GR Digital III compact camera, the successor model to - you guessed it - the GR Digital II. Ricoh claims the new camera takes the GR line's "traditional high image quality to an even higher level" with a new image... Read more

Ricoh CX1 firmware update issued

Ricoh CX1 firmware update issued

By Stuart Miles

Ricoh has issued a firmware update for its Ricoh CX1 digital camera. The latest firmware version 1.16 promises to correct a part of the information on a file in the MPO / JPEG format to comply with the Multi-Picture Format. In addition the firmware also... Read more

Ricoh CX1 compact camera
4.5 stars

Ricoh CX1 compact camera

By Doug Harman

The Ricoh CX1 looks stylish and is undoubtedly well made once you heft the all metal compact from its box, but looks otherwise unremarkable. The black liveried version we had to test has a rather simple control layout that belies the underlying complexity,... Read more

Ricoh announces the CX1

Ricoh announces the CX1

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Ricoh has announced the release of the CX1, a 9-megapixel compact offering 7x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD display and a lens equivalent to 28-200mm in 35mm film cameras. The CX1 features Ricoh's "highly evolved" image processing engine "Smooth Imaging Engine... Read more

Ricoh updates firmware for GR Digital II

Ricoh updates firmware for GR Digital II

By Verity Burns

Ricoh has announced the availability of the third function-enhancing firmware update for its GR Digital II compact, released in November last year. Ricoh's firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from customers via... Read more

Ricoh releases firmware update 1.14 for GX200

Ricoh releases firmware update 1.14 for GX200

By Verity Burns

Ricoh has released firmware update version 1.14 for its GX200 compact. The new update fixes two issues experienced by users. Firstly, when the camera is in Auto shooting mode with the Grid Guide display, if you turn off the camera and turn it on in My... Read more

Ricoh R10 digital camera announced

Ricoh R10 digital camera announced

By Stuart Miles

Ricoh has announced an update to its R range today with the R10, a 10-megapixel snapper with 7.1x optical zoom. The new model, which improves on the R8,(what happened to the R9?), adds a 3-inch LCD screen over the previous 2.7-inch screen, an electronic... Read more

Ricoh releases firmware update for GR Digital II

Ricoh releases firmware update for GR Digital II

By Verity Burns

Ricoh has released a firmware update for the GR Digital II camera that corrects a number of problems reported by users. Update 2.11 comes just two weeks after the version 2.10 was released, but don't worry if you haven't had chance to download that -... Read more

Ricoh GX200 digi compact launched

Ricoh GX200 digi compact launched

By Katie Scott

Ricoh has unveiled a high-end, 24mm super-wide-angle, optical zoom, digital compact featuring a 12 megapixel CCD coupled with its latest imaging engine. The new GX200 succeeds the Caplio GX100, which was launched in April 2007, but inherits some of its... Read more

Ricoh launches 8th photo contest

Ricoh launches 8th photo contest

By Verity Burns

Ricoh has announced the eighth Ricoh Photo Contest for photos taken with Ricoh compact digital cameras. The theme for the contest will be "Precious Things, Precious Moment." Since June 2004, Ricoh has been holding this contest for users of its cameras.... Read more

Cashback offer on Ricoh R8 camera

Cashback offer on Ricoh R8 camera

By Verity Burns

Ricoh have just announced a £50 cashback deal for any new R8 camera bought between 1 May–12 June. But don't go shopping for it on the Internet, it needs to be bought from an authorised Ricoh UK dealer or Platinum dealer to count. The R8 is an award-winning... Read more

Ricoh launches water and dust resistant camera

Ricoh launches water and dust resistant camera

By Katie Scott

The new G600 from Ricoh is a compact, water and dust-resistant, wide-angle, 5x zoom digital camera. The G600 is designed for outdoor use and is claimed will withstand a 1.5 metre fall. In addition to the 5x optical wide-angle zoom lens (equivalent to... Read more

Ricoh launches R8 digi compact

Ricoh launches R8 digi compact

By Katie Scott

The new R8 is the successor model to the Caplio R7. It inherits its predecessor's slim body and includes the same 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens (which delivers a focal range of 28–200mm in 35mm focal length). The R8 combines a new 10 megapixel CCD... Read more

Ricoh GR DIGITAL II launches

Ricoh GR DIGITAL II launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Ricoh has announced the GR DIGITAL II, a compact digital camera that succeeds the GR DIGITAL launched back in 2005. Ricoh states that the new GR DIGITAL II retains the concept of the GR DIGITAL, and is a "high image quality compact camera that achieves... Read more