Posts Tagged ‘ricoh’

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…

Kodak Wins $76 Million in Patent Dispute with Ricoh/Pentax

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You might not thing there was much economic clout left in the Kodak brand, but apparently it still carries some weight in the courtroom.

The one-time photography monolith recently won a $76 million judgement from Japanese electronics conglomerate Ricoh to settle a dispute over patent licenses and royalties.
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Ricoh Unveils the Pentax K-3, a Beast of an APS-C Shooter with a Selectable AA Filter

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The K-3 webpage leaked yesterday (and along with it much of the information we now have) but now we’re done with leaks and rumors: Ricoh Imaging’s Pentax K-3 is official. A beastly APS-C shooter with a stacked spec sheet, the camera is sure to please serious photographers. Read more…

Ricoh Accidentally Launches K-3 Webpage Early, Have a Look at What’s to Come

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, October is looking to be a big month for camera announcements. And of course, along with announcements come leaks. Case in point: the upcoming Pentax K-3 isn’t supposed to be announced for another 24 hours or so, but someone at Ricoh accidentally let the webpage go live briefly. Read more…