Posts Tagged ‘ricoh’

Pentax Pays Homage to Star Trek with Flashy, Futuristic-Looking K-S1 DSLR

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If you’re sick of retro, love cameras, and used to dream of installing ‘underglow’ on your souped up Honda Civic, then Pentax has a DSLR you will absolutely adore.

Jokes aside, the new Pentax K-S1 from Ricoh combines portability and powerful imaging capabilities with a status quo-shattering flashy design and simple UI that will undoubtedly appeal to a lot of first-time DSLR buyers. Read more…

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…

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…

Pentax’s New Medium Format 645Z Packs a 51MP CMOS Sensor and Max ISO 204,800

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It’s here. The Pentax 645Z Medium Format camera has arrived just as the rumor sites said it would, and the camera’s release date was far from the only rumor that has proven to be 100% true. In fact, we’ll have to look hard to find anything they got wrong. Read more…

Specs and Price Info for the Pentax 645D II CMOS Medium Format Camera from CP+

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We weren’t able to send anyone all the way to CP+ this year, and some of the products and details emerging from the trade show have us a little sad about that.

We already shared the news that Fuji will soon be debuting a 50mm tele conversion lens for the X100/s, and now we’ve got some specs and price information for the upcoming Pentax 645D CMOS Medium Format camera. Read more…

Pentax Announces Its Own CMOS Medium Format Camera, Will Show it Off at CP+

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So much for a medium format CMOS sensor being a novel idea. Following closely behind Hasseblad and Phase One‘s CMOS medium format announcements is the news that Ricoh is working on its own CMOS MF model, a followup to the 645D that is tentatively being called the Pentax 645D 2014. Read more…

Ricoh Unveils Pentax 1.4x Rear Converter that Maintains AF and Weather Sealing

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In addition to the rugged cameras announced earlier, Ricoh also unveiled the long-awaited 1.4x rear teleconverter first mentioned at Photokina in 2008 (H/T to PopPhoto for that little tidbit). Fortunately, they seem to have done a bang up job with it, so we’ll excuse the delay. Read more…

Ricoh Introduces Two New Rugged Cams, Drops the Pentax Name for the First Time

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It’s February, which means Ricoh is right on schedule when it comes to introducing the new ‘rugged’ cameras in the Pentax WG line… except they’re not called Pentax anymore. For the first time since acquiring the brand, Ricoh has dropped the Pentax name from these cameras entirely by introducing the updated Ricoh WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG-20. Read more…