breth

breth

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On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (75 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I wonder which company will be the first to come out with a large sensor rugged camera. Hopefully before my grandkids die of old age.

I'm with you. Ricoh should be giving us an environmentally-sealed GR. Something that can withstand rain, sand and dust without fear.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:51 UTC

I'm still hoping that all this competition will finally make one of the manufacturers put out a fixed-lens ENVIRONMENTALLY-SEALED serious large-sensor compact that is also pocketable. A Ricoh GR, Nikon A, or Panny LX100 type - but with weather resistance. Should be a nice niche for something like this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 188th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (108 comments in total)
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abortabort: An 'action' version of the Theta would have been more interesting.

An environmentally-sealed GR would have been even better - hope this is being considered, would make it the first large sensor WR serious compact on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 02:16 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (251 comments in total)
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breth: It's about time one of the camera manufacturers puts out an environmentally sealed serious pocket-able compact with large sensor. For backpackers, rainy day streetshooters, and people working in tough conditions that want great IQ.
The more smartphones get better as cameras, and the more people tire of lugging their dslrs, this market should start to develop.

How about a WR Ricoh GR ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (251 comments in total)

It's about time one of the camera manufacturers puts out an environmentally sealed serious pocket-able compact with large sensor. For backpackers, rainy day streetshooters, and people working in tough conditions that want great IQ.
The more smartphones get better as cameras, and the more people tire of lugging their dslrs, this market should start to develop.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 14:51 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Hi DPR, thanks for your review.

People buy these things because there's no alternative other than a bigger camera and a housing. I'd like to see a manufacturer opt for a new approach. Year after year your reviews (and others) comment on their small sensors and poor IQ. The internet is also littered with leak complaints and poor company response on guarantees.

There seems to be a view that wilderness/outdoor/water sport followers don't value better IQ, which is absolutely untrue. And that serious photographers should have a D4 in a housing. Try stuffing one of those in your life jacket. The middle ground - the old Nikonos - is gone.

We need a manufacturer to make a robust, WR, direct light path camera with an APSC sensor, a fixed 24-85eq zoom (or primes) and real "O" rings. One 25mm "O" ring cover could give access to an SD card, a shaped battery and USB plug. Add a decent grip. And useable with gloves please.

Yes it would be bigger and cost more. But worth every cent.

Agree with Rod. I can't be completely sure, but I believe there is a good market out there for a WR aps-c sensor serious compact. Not only would it be the backpacker's ultimate camera for convenience, I think that perhaps it would also interest streetshooters who like to get photos in the rain, or other less than perfect conditions.
If Ricoh-Pentax would use their expertise in designing cameras like this, I see no reason why a serious WR compact would not be a hit. A WR Ricoh GR would perhaps not have to be much bigger than it already is - and even if it would be, it still would be very attractive to a lot of backpackers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 05:38 UTC
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breth: These are great, and I'd get the WR version if I was looking for a DSLR.
But Pentax/Ricoh, is it possible you could put out a WR pocketable APS-C sensor mirorless? A "rugged" GR? For many of us hikers/travelers/dirty-hand users, this would be fantastic.

forgot to add streetshooters in the rain....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:30 UTC

These are great, and I'd get the WR version if I was looking for a DSLR.
But Pentax/Ricoh, is it possible you could put out a WR pocketable APS-C sensor mirorless? A "rugged" GR? For many of us hikers/travelers/dirty-hand users, this would be fantastic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 08:58 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Looks wonderful - too bad no pano mode, though. This is supposed to be a hiker's dream, right?
Well done Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 03:53 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
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