Posts Tagged ‘pentax’

Pentax K-S2: A 20MP DSLR with More LCD Flexibility and Less LED Flashiness

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Ricoh wants to win photographers over to its Pentax K-S line of DSLRs. The company’s first offering, the K-S1, was laughed at for its strange futuristic design that included strange glowing lights in different parts of the camera body. Some called it the worst camera of 2014, and a botched marketing photo didn’t help the cause.

Today Ricoh unveiled a successor that aims to turn the tide of public opinion. The K-S2 is a 20MP APS-C sensor DSLR that opts for a safer and more traditional design.
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Full-Frame Pentax DSLR Will Arrive by the End of the Year, Says Ricoh

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If you’re a Pentax shooter who has been waiting for years to buy a full-frame K-mount DSLR, your wait will soon be coming to an end. Pentax parent company Ricoh has finally officially announced that it’s developing a full frame Pentax DSLR.
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Pentax K-S1 Promo Features a Bad Photoshop Job

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Ricoh Imaging added a set of ‘tasty’ new colors to its Pentax K-S1 lineup this past week, but its marketing for the camera appears to be backfiring. Photographers are groaning about a promo for the new camera colors. The ad (shown above) uses a badly Photoshopped stock photo to show off the camera.
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Ricoh Imaging Adds Three ‘Flavorful’ Colors to Its Pentax K-S1 Lineup, Shaves $100 Off the Price

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If you prefer your camera to be as fashionable as it is functional, Ricoh Imaging’s newest editions of the LED-laden Pentax K-S1 series are just for you. The three new cameras are part of the ‘Sweets Collection,’ a moniker that accentuates the white bodies and vibrant color accents that each of the new versions flaunts. Read more…

Confirmed: Ricoh Working on Full-Frame Pentax DSLR, Debuted Two FF Lenses at Photokina

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Details on the matter are scarce, but Ricoh’s European Product Manager Laurence Bouly has officially confirmed in an interview that Pentax is hard at work developing a full-frame DSLR, even going so far as to pull the curtains off two FF lenses at Photokina.

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Ricoh Slaps a New Coat of Paint and Some Aluminum on the Pentax Q7, Calls It the Q-S1

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Ricoh last night unveiled the newest camera in its portable Q-Series line of mirrorless shooters: the Pentax Q-S1. The new camera is beautiful, and extremely customizable in that regard, but if you were hoping for serious hardware improvements, you might be left wanting. Read more…

Ricoh’s Gunmetal-Gray Limited-Edition Pentax K-3 Looks Like it Could Beat Up Your DSLR

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Leica and Hasselblad should take a page out of Ricoh’s book: when you release a limited-edition camera, you don’t slap a hello kitty sticker or some fancy wood on it. You do what Ricoh did with the limited-edition Pentax K-3 ‘Prestige’ and cover the thing in gunmetal.

Make no mistake, this K-3 can beat up your K-3… or pretty much any other DSLR you own. Read more…

Ricoh’s New Pentax XG-1 is an Entry Level Superzoom with Some Speedy Specs

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Photo bogs are always speculating what the next ‘megapixel war’ will be. For high-end cameras, it seems the answer to that question is the high ISO war, but for the entry-level shooters, an argument could be made for a ‘burst mode war.’

Case in point, Ricoh just debuted the Pentax XG-1: a new entry-level superzoom that packs in some serious speed and reach, while hobbling the camera in other areas. Read more…

Video: Pentax’s Medium Format 645Z Gets Covered in Sand and Run Under a Shower

The video-capable medium format Pentax 645z boasts 76 weather seals that make it cold-resistant, dustproof and weather-resistant… but just how “dustproof” and “weather-resistant” are we talking here? Read more…

Ricoh Images Japan Reveals Ship Date for Pentax 645Z

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When the medium-format Pentax 645Z was announced, we were given a price point of $8,500 and a release date of “June 2014.” Of course, there are 30 days in June, so if you’ve pre-ordered yours and you’d like a more specific date to anticipate, you’ll be happy to note that Ricoh Imaging Japan has provided one. Read more…