If you want to capture as much of your action as possible, Ricoh’s new WG-M2 might be for you: It shoots 4K video across a frankly ridiculous 204-degree field of view.
The Ricoh GR was a fantastically simple compact camera — one big APS-C sensor crammed into a portable body, with a good prime lens, decent controls, and not much else in the way. Two years after the original release, Ricoh has released the GR II. What ain’t broke isn’t fixed — the only major addition is Wi-Fi and NFC.
Medium format digital cameras are out of reach for most, but Pentax has been providing ones on the "affordable" side (under $10k), for a few years now. Their new guy, the 645Z, packs a brand new, friggin large, 51 megapixel CMOS sensor.
Ricoh's new Theta is a genuinely new kind of consumer gadget. The wand-shaped device has two opposite facing images, which can capture fully-spherical, 360-degree images. The resulting images are really cool looking and the Theta is a lot of fun to use but for $400, it's a bit pricey.
For any aspiring photographer looking for a camera to begin their journey, the Ricoh GR should be one of the first stops. The GR packs mid-size DSLR imaging in a pocketable and lightweight form factor that isn’t anything but a pleasure to carry around and shoot with.
The beauty of Ricoh's GXR modular camera system is that you're not stuck with the same sensor for the life of the camera. And starting next year, the company will introduce a new 16MP zoom option with an APS-C sensor.
Ricoh's new GR Digital IV is stocked with the same 28mm f/1.9 lens (fast) that made its predecessor awesome and a new .2 second autofocus. (Faster.)
The paper letter is dead, the fax is obsolete, and I can't remember the last time I sharpened a pencil. And yet paper forms abound—leases, receipts, agreements of all sorts. Ricoh thinks their tablet will end it all.
I think e-ink is one of those fantastic retro-future technologies that is so cool because it's so simple. But, inevitably, I'm going to want some color. Thankfully, Ricoh has just developed a new color e-paper screen that's better than ever.
The CX2 dipped its toe into the pool last August, but already there's a successor—the CX3. The main difference is the 10-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor (upgraded from the 9.29-megapixel used in both the CX2 and CX1).
The GXR body will go for about $700, the macro lens and sensor for about $1,000, and the zoom lens and sensor for about $500. If the system works as well as the video implies, we might have some rather fantastic cameras ahead of us.
From the aptly named Photo Rumors blog comes word today that Ricoh is all but ready to reveal a premium, mirror-less camera on or about November 10.
The CX2 has the same 9.29Mp CMOS sensor as the CX1 we reviewed earlier this year, but its optical zoom has been upgraded from 7.1x to 10.7x, its burst-mode upped to 5fps, and its face-recognition and auto-focus have been improved.
Even if most high dynamic range photos on Flickr make you want to barf, it's still incredibly useful for creating images that match what the naked eye sees. The Ricoh CX1 does HDR images in-camera.
Ricoh's previous-gen R8 digital cam only hit the streets back in February, and it's now being replaced by the new R10. The R10 has a larger 3-inch screen, 7.1x optical zoom, and a 10-megapixel CCD sensor that can shoot at ISO80 to ISO1600. There's also four-person face recognition, CCD-shift anti-shake compensation, a…