breth

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Now we know where all the small-sensored cameras went.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 17:48 UTC as 61st comment

Utterly fantastic. Hope that he isn't inundated by tourists because of the success of his project!
Google Street View is not the right comparison, as you can't get a "street" view, and the drone didn't necessarily follow roads. But as a showcase for a large geographical location, this is a lot better than anything else out there. Thanks for showing us what dedication can accomplish.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2020 at 03:16 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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TN Args: If you drop it on an asphalt road with line-marking, how will you ever find it?

I'd pay that price for a better sealed GR, not for a fashionable paint job with dust on sensor, or stuck lens (both of which I have experienced with my GR).

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 14:18 UTC
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MonsieurAlpha: Am I the only one who wants a 1in fixed and bright focal underwater camera for 500-600$? The RX100 series is nice but you need the UW housing that no longer makes it pocketable.

Everyone wants an environmentally-sealed Ricoh GR-type camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 14:25 UTC

Maszumi Imai : "Right now I want to make the simplest, purest camera. Simple, and sharp in style. The X-Series cameras are based on classic styling, but I think that this kind of classic style, if it were to meet with an extremely modern style, we could create something new. I want to try. Simple, sharp, but solid design."

Wow, let's hope that he's thinking of something more minimalist, like the Ricoh GR line. If he could combine what's best in both the GR and X100 lines, maybe we'd get a nice surprise.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 17:06 UTC as 28th comment
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Verto: I wonder how Ricoh was able to add IBIS in such a small body with the same size sensor but Fuji can’t.

Why can't Ricoh add some proper dust sealing to their GR line? Here Fuji has done so, even in response to customers' requests. No lack of dust complaints from Ricoh customers.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2020 at 19:16 UTC
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CarltonA35: I hate to be pedantic but you have spelled ‘performance’ incorrectly in your video title !!

@dpthoughts Thanks for the compliment, but actually I take pride in being a bit pedantic myself concerning proper spelling - so I was surprised I didn't notice that one, especially it being so obvious. I wonder if a detective would agree with what you stated about intelligent people missing certain things....

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2020 at 13:50 UTC
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CarltonA35: I hate to be pedantic but you have spelled ‘performance’ incorrectly in your video title !!

Wow, missed that. Reminds me of the "gorilla experiment". In this case, everyone is looking at the lenses!

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 13:34 UTC
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breth: For a number of years, I've been hoping for an environmentally-sealed GR-type camera : a serious compact with large sensor and fixed prime lens, but with basic weather sealing, and pocketable (or small as possible). Not holding my breath, but would love to see one in 2020. I think the first company that would put such a tool on the market would have a nice niche of customers waiting for them.

@TN Args - for Ricoh, the GR lll is a success apparently, I agree. I said that I would be happy to see a WR GR-type camera put out by any company, not necessarily Ricoh, but given their experience with cameras similar to this imaginary model, it wouldn't be that hard for Ricoh to do.
All this does not mean that such a WR camera would not be a success, either. Just that the GR lll has its place on the market.
And no, the GRlll at this price is not a compromise for those of us looking for this as-yet-to-be-created WR GR-type camera. A compromise would be the Pentax KP or the Olympus Tough. In the former you sacrifice compactness, and in the latter IQ. A WR GR would sit nicely between these two options in the market.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 13:00 UTC
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breth: For a number of years, I've been hoping for an environmentally-sealed GR-type camera : a serious compact with large sensor and fixed prime lens, but with basic weather sealing, and pocketable (or small as possible). Not holding my breath, but would love to see one in 2020. I think the first company that would put such a tool on the market would have a nice niche of customers waiting for them.

@TN Args - the better compronise would be a larger GR with proper WR. Wouldn't need a viewfider, just as the GRs don't need one. Not much R&D involved, either, as Ricoh have their expertise in small-sensored rugged cameras, and Pentax has their WR expertise as well. There is a demand for a camera like this, even if it would be bigger than the present GR. Not everyone needs a "system" - some of us are quite satisfied with a minimalist camera. That's part of the GR appeal.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 14:05 UTC
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breth: For a number of years, I've been hoping for an environmentally-sealed GR-type camera : a serious compact with large sensor and fixed prime lens, but with basic weather sealing, and pocketable (or small as possible). Not holding my breath, but would love to see one in 2020. I think the first company that would put such a tool on the market would have a nice niche of customers waiting for them.

@TN Args - the GR III has indeed a vibrating function to clean the sensor, but that does not of course prevent dust entering in the first place, like true WR. IAC, complaints of dust have already started with regards to the GR III. This is a design/engineering flaw that Ricoh apparently does not want to address. Pity, because otherwise this camera is perfect at what it does.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 13:55 UTC
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breth: For a number of years, I've been hoping for an environmentally-sealed GR-type camera : a serious compact with large sensor and fixed prime lens, but with basic weather sealing, and pocketable (or small as possible). Not holding my breath, but would love to see one in 2020. I think the first company that would put such a tool on the market would have a nice niche of customers waiting for them.

TN Args -
Yes I did have a GR (the first one) and it died on me after only 4 years, pretty much plagued by dust, even though it was properly taken care of and never pocketed without being covered.This complaint has been echoed by a significant amount of customers, thus my wish for a more properly sealed model. And I do mean proper WR, not just for PR purposes.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 09:09 UTC

For a number of years, I've been hoping for an environmentally-sealed GR-type camera : a serious compact with large sensor and fixed prime lens, but with basic weather sealing, and pocketable (or small as possible). Not holding my breath, but would love to see one in 2020. I think the first company that would put such a tool on the market would have a nice niche of customers waiting for them.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 05:26 UTC as 31st comment | 13 replies

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9256661269/the-kandao-qoocam-8k-is-a-pocketable-and-affordable-8k-360-degree-camera

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 17:09 UTC as 7th comment

I'd say that there were three people involved here who don't think that $1500 deserve special attention.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 18:44 UTC as 107th comment

Next step : a leaf shutter.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 02:35 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

This article is another reason that I think there should be an environmentally-sealed serious compact with APS-C-sized sensor put out on the market.
A "rugged" Ricoh GR or Nikon A.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (899 comments in total)
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breth: Sigh....a weatherproof smartphone, but still no sign of an environmentally sealed serious compact camera with large sensor. A weatherproof Ricoh GR or Nikon A.....

I'd settle for a prime that would stick out a bit on a small body - even the amount it sticks out today on the GR - the main thing is to have a serious and smallish large-sensor camera that would be environmentally sealed. Doesn't have to be pocket-able, just hand-sized and inconspicuous. Why only weatherproofed DSLRs?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (899 comments in total)

Sigh....a weatherproof smartphone, but still no sign of an environmentally sealed serious compact camera with large sensor. A weatherproof Ricoh GR or Nikon A.....

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies

Very nice - but we would also love an environmentally-sealed version of the GR, making it the only serious weatherproofed pocketable compact with a large sensor. The ultimate backpacker's camera, and for all-weather street shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 75th comment
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