The software development kit allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi.
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Apr 25, 2018 at 13:00
The Pentax K-1 II features a hand-held Pixel Shift mode that creates a 'super resolution' image. Here's how to create a better-looking one in Photoshop using four files.
Apr 9, 2018 at 13:00
The Pentax K-1 II has a new Pixel Shift mode that can be used hand-held. We compared it to traditional tripod-mounted Pixel Shift and standard non-Pixel Shift shots to see how it stacks up.
Apr 5, 2018 at 13:00
We caught up with Ricoh at CP+ to talk about the K-1 Mark II, as well as the future of both the GR series and 360 imaging with the Theta line.
camera newsFeb 21, 2018 at 22:00
Ricoh has announced an updated version of its K-1 full-frame DSLR. The Pentax K-1 Mark II gains an additional 'accelerator' processor that enables improved image processing as well as a handheld version of its Pixel Shift Resolution mode.
camera newsFeb 21, 2018 at 22:00
For a limited time this summer, current K-1 owners will be able to send their cameras in for a circuit board replacement, essentially upgrading to a Mark II. They'll even get a Mark II logo swapped in on the front of the camera.
Feb 1, 2018 at 14:00
Inside the newly-opened biospheres near DPR's office, Carey Rose found the perfect opportunity to try out the Ricoh Theta V and take a second try at wrapping his head around 360 photography.
Jan 9, 2018 at 20:39
Ricoh just announced a 'partner program' for the 360° Ricoh Theta V camera. Through this program, Android developers will be able to create plug-ins and apps for the camera, and hopefully keep it evolving for years to come.
lens newsOct 26, 2017 at 19:39
Ricoh has announced two new Pentax 'Star-series' lenses, designed to be optimized for high megapixel sensors; there's a 50mm F1.4 covering a full 35mm image circle as well as an 11-18mm F2.8 for crop sensor cameras.
Jun 19, 2017 at 19:24
According to a report by Nikkei Ricoh is facing its biggest crisis ever and will have to cut costs in order to survive.
camera newsMay 24, 2017 at 20:17
Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens, 2.7" LCD and built-in LED macro lights.
Apr 21, 2017 at 08:00
At NAB next week Ricoh will be showing off a Theta 360 camera capable of both 4K video capture and live streaming. Read more
Apr 20, 2017 at 14:51
New firmware in combination with an updated version of the IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package brings a number of new tethered control features to the Pentax K-1 and 645Z. Read more
Apr 12, 2017 at 19:15
Ricoh has issued a response to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, denying that the company is considering leaving the consumer camera business. Read more
Feb 28, 2017 at 12:58
Ricoh has announced the pre-order process for its Ricoh R Developer Kit and included full specs and pricing information.
Feb 22, 2017 at 20:36
Ricoh has released two posters charting the history of Pentax cameras, both in downloadable high-resolution PDF formats. Read more
Ricoh has taken the wraps off it's newest DSLR, the KP. Resembling a mini Pentax K-1, and inheriting some of the same features, the KP arrives at the same price as the K-3 II, putting it at the top end of Ricoh's APS-C lineup. We got our hands on a pre-production sample recently, and we've prepared a quick product tour. Read more
camera newsJan 25, 2017 at 22:00
Ricoh has announced its new Pentax KP, which is a more compact, modernized version of the K-3 II. It features a new 'high sensitivity' 24MP sensor, a 5-axis 'Shake Reduction II' system, interchangeable grips and a tilting touchscreen display. Read more
Jan 4, 2017 at 17:00
Ricoh has announced a new camera aimed specifically at 360-degree live streaming and app development. Read more
Dec 22, 2016 at 11:00
These days, we take things like touchscreen displays and Wi-Fi for-granted. But back in 2000 there existed a camera that had Internet connectivity and a lot more. Read more
Dec 6, 2016 at 19:36
Ricoh has announced the launch of a new photo storage and management service called Keenai, which allows photographers to store and sync full resolution photos and videos across devices and includes smart tagging technologies. Read more
Sep 27, 2016 at 18:50
'Visual Revolution' is the concept that links Ricoh’s Theta 360 degree camera to its Pentax K-1 DSLR, the company says. And the arrival of competition only serves to grow the markets on which it's focusing. Read more
camera newsJun 8, 2016 at 22:00
Ricoh has unveiled the Pentax K-70, an advanced entry-level DSLR with a 24MP APS-C sensor, Pixel Shift technology and a body that's designed to stand up to the elements. Read more
lens newsJun 8, 2016 at 22:00
Ricoh Imaging has announced the HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens for Pentax APS-C format cameras. Headline features include weather-resistant construction, a new AF motor and an affordable $400 price tag. Read more
mobileJun 2, 2016 at 17:58
If you capture 360-degree images and video on a Ricoh Theta camera you can now directly view them through the corresponding apps, without uploading to a third-party service. Read more
Apr 5, 2016 at 01:02
Ricoh has announced the opening of its latest competition aiming to attract app developers to create new applications for its Theta 360° camera. The company says it is looking for innovative and original apps and devices that are creative, have potential for the future and which have practical value to Theta users. Read more
It's finally here! We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan where we got our hands on the new Pentax K-1. While we were at Ricoh's booth we also got a glimpse into the not-so-humble beginnings of Pentax's flagship full-frame DSLR. Read more
camera newsFeb 23, 2016 at 01:00
Ricoh has announced the WG-M2, an update to the WG-M1, its original rugged action camera, adding 4K video at 30 fps. It's capable of diving to depths of up to 19.8m/65ft, an improvement over the prior model's 9.8m/32ft waterproof rating, and is 40% smaller than the WG-M1. The WG-M2 is also able to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C/14°F and will survive falls up to 2m/6.5ft. Read more
camera newsFeb 23, 2016 at 01:00
It's not just the Ricoh GR II getting the special treatment. To commemorate the company's 80th anniversary, Ricoh has announced it will produce a version of its Pentax K-3 II with a textured, silver finish. Just 500 units will be produced in total, and will be sold online exclusively for $999.95. Read more
camera newsFeb 17, 2016 at 22:00
After years of development, not to mention months of teasers, Ricoh has made its Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR a reality. The first 35mm format Pentax DSLR, the K-1 offers a 36.4MP CMOS sensor, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a 'nearly 100%' optical viewfinder and 33-point AF system with 25 cross-type points – all for under $1800. Read more
lens newsFeb 17, 2016 at 22:00
Ricoh has expanded its full-frame lens range, announcing the HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 and FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 alongside the introduction of the full-frame K-1 DSLR. Read more
camera newsFeb 15, 2016 at 22:00
If the stealth-black GR II isn't quite showy enough for you, then you may be interested in Ricoh's new 'Silver Edition' camera, which it created to celebrate its 80th anniversary. In addition to its new color, Ricoh has also diamond-engraved the lens' specs onto its front ring, added a custom on/off screen and bundled a leather carrying case. Only 3200 of the Silver Edition GR II cameras will be sold worldwide, so get your order in soon. Read more
Feb 11, 2016 at 20:37
Ricoh has partnered with Spinnable, a social sharing platform dedicated to 360-degree content. The partnership allows Ricoh Theta S owners to directly upload 360-degree videos recorded with the camera to Spinnable. The Spinnable platform is currently available as an iOS app, and will soon be launched for Android, Samsung Gear, and desktop, as well. Read more
camera newsJan 28, 2016 at 19:16
In September 2015, Ricoh published a teaser website for a Pentax full-frame DSLR set to launch in spring 2016. Additional teasers have been released on occasion since the website went live, including a new one today. In a post, Ricoh has released a pair of sample photos alongside details about the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens and how it functions with the upcoming full-frame camera. Read more
sample galleryJan 21, 2016 at 19:13
The Ricoh GR II is a modest update to the well-regarded GR, and the high-quality formula remains: an 18.3mm (28mm equiv.) F2.8 lens in a compact body with a 16MP APS-C sensor inside. While the update doesn't bring image quality changes, it does offer a chance to run the new camera through our studio test scene, as it will be an obvious competitor to the Fujifilm X70 when it arrives. Read more
Dec 9, 2015 at 22:00
Ricoh has announced a software plug-in for Adobe Lightroom supporting tethered shooting with the Pentax 645Z medium-format camera. Read more
camera newsDec 1, 2015 at 15:21
Ricoh has announced it is to offer an infrared-sensitive version of its 645Z medium format camera, the 645Z IR. Sadly, the new model is not intended for public consumption, but will be aimed at museums and scientific establishments who will have to sign a usage agreement before they can make a purchase. Read more
camera newsNov 30, 2015 at 19:48
Ricoh's string of teaser coverage for its upcoming full-frame Pentax DSLR continues today with a new image of the camera and a press release - though not much in the way of more concrete information. Read more
lens newsNov 11, 2015 at 22:00
Ricoh has announced a new wide-angle prime for its Pentax 645D/645Z medium format digital bodies. This lens' name is a mouthful: HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]. The top-line specs are that it acts as a 27.5mm (in 35mm terms) on a digital 645 body, has a minimum focus distance of 0.3m, giving a maximum magnification ratio of 0.25x. Read more
Oct 27, 2015 at 18:30
Ricoh Imaging US has announced the Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Program, a new support and service offering for the Pentax 645Z camera. Under this program, camera owners are given three years of extended service and support from the date of purchase, as well as loaner lenses and camera bodies and a toll-free support number. Read more
camera newsSep 30, 2015 at 22:22
The forthcoming Ricoh GR II is set to also be available in a special limited edition 'Premium' kit that has been announced by the company to mark the 10th birthday of the first digital version of the famous GR film bodies. The kit will come in an aluminum case and will include the GV-1 external viewfinder as well as the GW-3 wide angle converter that uses a 0.75x magnification to turn the camera’s 28mm lens into what seems like a 21mm super wide. Read more
camera newsSep 29, 2015 at 10:00
Ricoh has introduced a pair of underwater cameras to its WG range that feature enhanced color control for still and movie photographers. The Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W, which are being released only in Japan at the moment, are very much like the current Ricoh WG-30 and WG-30G models, but offer a new Mermaid mode that boosts contrast and reds when used underwater. Read more
lens newsSep 24, 2015 at 22:00
We're still waiting for the much-teased full-frame DSLR, but Ricoh has today announced another full-frame zoom lens - the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, which features a weatherproof design and bright, constant maximum aperture. Read more
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