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Is that a Fruit Rollup in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Although it looks like the tasty treat that I remember fondly from my childhood, Ricoh truly has an innovative new rubber material on display which can turn pressure and vibrations into electricity. OK, now I know what you’re thinking — rubber, pressure, vibrations — there’s got to be some pretty interesting uses for this technology, right? We won’t delve into that aspect, as Ricoh has more respectable uses for this technology in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. According to Ricoh, its Power Generating Rubber material provides... Read more...
Consolidation in the photography industry? It's happening. It's starting on a smaller scale, but it's likely to expand in due time. Ricoh has just announced they will be the ones picking up the Pentax camera business from Hoya, with a company known for copiers and scanners evidently wanting access to Pentax's SLR technology. What's a company like Ricoh going to do with it? That's a great question. It's a bit tough to think about a Ricoh-branded DSLR, and with Nikon and Canon already owning a lion's share of the market, one has to wonder how much success the company will have in this market, anyway.... Read more...
We've seen camera announcements from Nikon and Canon within the last week, and now it's Ricoh's turn. The new CX4 is a 10 megapixel camera with a rear-illuminated CMOS sensor. The Ricoh CX4 is a successor to the CX3. Like its predecessor, the CX4 has a wide-angle lens with a 10.7x optical zoom lens, f/3.5-5.6 brightness, and a 3-inch LCD with a resolution of 920,000 dots. Two of the CX4's key distinguishing points are its improved image stabilization matrix and subject-tracking autofocus. The CX4's 28-300mm lens has an image sensor-shift stabilization feature that is said to reduce blur by an average... Read more...
Ricoh generally only drops by to introduce a few new camera bodies each year, so whenever they do, we can't help but stop and pay attention. The newest point and shoot from the company is not only a real looker, but one that could be a promising performer. The CX3 is the latest unit in the growing CX lineup, and while it's small in stature, it has a few features that are currently unheard of in a camera this small. Designed to fit into just about any pocket yet provide pro-level characteristics, the CX3 has a new 10MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor that should deliver a new level of detail to low-light... Read more...
Earlier this year, Ricoh introduced its GR Digital III with one of the fastest lenses on the market. Today, that very camera is getting a fashion-inspired overhaul. For those who passed on the first edition due to its plain styling, there's a good chance this version will catch your eye.The GR DIGITAL III x STUSSY is a collaboration model with US fashion brand manufacturer STUSSY Incorporate, which adds a special paint job and nothing more. What's interesting is that this type of tie-up is becoming increasingly rare. A few years back, it wasn't atypical to see gadgets of all shapes and sizes have... Read more...
Ricoh isn't as big a name in the digital imaging arena as a company like Canon or Nikon, but it's still making some pretty big waves this year. Shortly after announcing its CX1 and GR Digital III, the company is now going after the Micro Four Thirds rivals with its GXR. The camera, which boasts both a simple name and a simple design, is most interesting due to its interchangeable slide mount lens units, which are described as "ealed modules containing both optics and sensor, meaning it can switch from a large (APS-C) 12 MP CMOS with a fast prime lens to a tiny 10 MP CCD (with a 24-70mm lens)."Ricoh... Read more...
Ricoh may not be the first brand you think of when it comes to digital cameras, but the company has some good offerings. Take the new GR Digital III, for instance. This new camera features a fast 28mm, f/1.9 lens. That’s something you don’t usually see on a point-and-shoot digital camera. The GR Digital III also uses a new 10 megapixel CCD sensor and image processing engine that is designed to reduce noise without loss of resolution or saturation. Another cool feature of the GR Digital III is its burst speed of up to five RAW shots a second—that’s comparable to DSLRs. The high-resolution, 920,000... Read more...
High dynamic range enables impressive graphics while gaming. It can also create incredible photographs from your still images. Traditionally, photographers would take multiple images at varying exposures and then use a program to merge them together using HDR. While photographers have used this set of techniques for years to produce eye-catching images, the feature hasn’t been available in-camera until now. Ricoh announced the CX1, a new digital camera with a dynamic range double shot mode. This mode takes two images in succession with different exposures and then combines them automatically to... Read more...