• Ricoh’s new Theta V 360 camera offers 4K, spatial audio and more

    Ricoh’s new Theta V 360 camera offers 4K, spatial audio and more

    Ricoh has revealed a brand new version of its Theta 360-degree camera: The Theta V, which upgrades the video capture quality to 4K resolution, adds live streaming support, and immersive “surround” sound audio recording. It takes over as the flagship Ricoh 360 camera, adding some much-appreciated modernized touches to one of the oldest and best-loved lines of consumer 360… Read More

  • Ricoh announces the R, a camera that will make 360-degree live streaming easy

    Ricoh announces the R, a camera that will make 360-degree live streaming easy

    Following from the company’s successful Theta S, Ricoh today flirtatiously lifted the veil on an upcoming product that will make live streaming 360-degree content a breeze. For now, the company is making a camera available for developers to start building their own applications. The dev kits are slated to ship in Q2 this year. Read More

  • Ricoh adds a mid-range 360-degree camera

    Ricoh adds a mid-range 360-degree camera

    You likely haven’t been convinced that you need a 360-degree camera in your life yet, but the Theta SC isn’t designed to revolutionize the space so much as it is designed to help mainstream it, offering up a mid-tier for the company’s line. Mid-tier in 360-degree camera land means $300, which isn’t all that much lower than the top-of-the-line Theta S’s $350… Read More

  • Hands-on with Ricoh’s new waterproof action cam, WG-M2

    Hands-on with Ricoh’s new waterproof action cam, WG-M2

    When you think action cams, any number of brands spring to mind. Ricoh may not be one of them, but on paper, the WG-M2 from Ricoh has the perfect combination of features if you like your adventures on the wet and rough end of the spectrum. The camera’s party-trick — and the reason it caught my eye in the first place — is that it has really good waterproofing straight out of… Read More

  • Ricoh Plans To Expand Camera Business, Buys Pentax Brand From Hoya

    Camera brand Pentax will soon have a new owner: Tokyo-based Hoya group, which purchased the brand in 2007, is ready to sell [notice of sale as an English PDF] it to Ricoh in October this year. According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the office equipment maker plans to pay an estimated US$124 million for Pentax. Read More

  • Ricoh CX5: The Best Reason To Buy A Ricoh CX4

    Another six months, another iteration in the CX series from Ricoh. This time, though, Santa has been a little stingy, and the improvements are minimal. I’d say the most relevant feature on the CX5 is how it’s going to drive down the price of the nearly identical CX4. Read More

  • Ricoh Updates Its Rugged Camera Line With GPS-Enabled G700SE

    It was just a few weeks ago that Ricoh released the G700, a rugged and rather disposable-looking point-and-shoot camera. Today, they’ve put out an upgraded version, the G700SE, which adds a few extra functions. Like GPS? Like lasers? Come on in. Read More

  • Ricoh's New Rugged G700 Camera Looks Like A Disposable

    Ricoh has a sort of aesthetic going on here. I only just realized what it is the recently-released CX4 reminds me of: one of those disposable cameras. This new G700, although it looks like a totally solid camera, definitely looks like you’d throw it away when you were done. Read More

  • Ricoh CX4: 10 Megapixels, 720p, High-Res LCD

    Man, Ricoh has the release schedule down pat. Six months ago was the CX3, six months before that was the CX2, and six months before that was the CX1. And although the megapixels haven’t increased much, they all look like solid cameras. The CX4 is no exception. Read More

  • Ricoh CX3: 10 megapixels, with back-illuminated sensor

    I’m just wrapping my head around CMOS and you spring this on me? This Ricoh CX3 is a 10-megapixel shooter with 720p video recording and “Pets” scene mode. But what the heck is a back illuminated sensor? DPreviewHas the full release but you’re basically looking at better low-light performance with the back-lit CMOS. I honestly don’t quite get how it works, but… Read More

  • GR DIGITAL III × STUSSY: Ricoh unveils limited edition point-and-shoot camera

    It’s Stussy‘s 30th birthday next year, and for some strange reason the fashion company collaborated with Japanese electronics maker Ricoh to celebrate the occasion in the form of a Stussy-branded digital camera [JP]. Technically, Ricoh didn’t change anything in the GR DIGITAL III the Stussy camera is based on (and which was released in August this year), meaning the new… Read More

  • CX2: Ricoh unveils digital camera with 10.7 optical zoom

    Ricoh in Japan today unveiled the CX2 [find the press release in English below], an update to the CX1 that went on sale in March this year. And they upgraded quite a lot of the main specs. You still get a 9.29MP CMOS sensor, but the burst rate at maximum resolution is at 5fps now (up from 4) and Ricoh also improved the optical zoom from 7.1 to 10.7. Read More

  • Ricoh develops extra-vivid color e-paper through using copier technology

    The Kindle 2 is hot in the US, but in Japan color e-paper is the major topic in the blogosphere. The black and white Sony e-reader was a gigantic flop and Amazon Japan hasn’t said yet if it will sell the Kindle here in Nippon. Fujitsu will attempt to fill the void by offering its FLEPia color e-book (pictured) next month, but now Ricoh claims it has developed a technology that makes… Read More

  • CX1: Ricoh unveils new CMOS-sensor digi cam

    Ricoh in Japan today announced the CX-1 compact digi cam (press release in English), an update to the R-10 released last year. The CX1 comes with a 9 megapixel 1/2.3″ type CMOS sensor and a 7.1x optical zoom lens. Shooting up to 120 frames/s at 640×480 pixel resolution is possible. Read More

  • Ricoh ‘green’ sign debuts in Times Square on Dec 4

    Green, green, green! It’s the marketing word that makes you think you’re doing something to help this planet, and now it’ll be found at the crossroads of the world, Times Square. (Actually, Times Square is a hell hole, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t popular.) Yes, it’s that “green” Ricoh billboard we first talked about during the summer, but… Read More

  • Ricoh updates their R8 digi-cam with the R10

    Ricoh today announced in Japan [JP] that on September 5th, they will replace their R8 digital camera with the R10. The new model will be sold in Japan first for $450. There is no word on release dates and prices for other territories yet. The R10 comes with the following features: – 10-megapixel CCD sensor with 7.1x optical zoom
    – 3-inch HVGA LCD display
    – ISO sensivity… Read More

  • Ricoh plans to erect a "green" billboard in New York's Times Square

    Ricoh Japan is planning to set up a  billboard powered by natural energy in New York City’s Times Square in December. The sign will be equipped with 45 solar cell panels and four wind power turbines, producing a maximum of 98 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day. Ricoh’s American subsidiary says the billboard (47 feetx126 feet) might not be illuminated in case there is not… Read More

  • Ricoh introduces new 12-megapixel digital camera

    Today Ricoh announced [JP] a new digital camera that goes on sale in Japan on July 4th. The GX200, the successor to the GX100 released last year, will set you back $740 in case you need the tilting VF-1 electronic viewfinder and $560 if not. The camera comes with the following features: – 12-megapixel 1/1.7-inch CCD
    – 25mm thick body
    – 24-72mm zoom lens
    – 2.7-inch HVGA… Read More

  • Ricoh's G600 and Kodak's disposable camera: separated at birth?

    There is definitely a likeness there. However, if pressed, I would probably pick the Ricoh since it’s a full-featured, water-and-dust-resistant 10-megapixel digital camera and not a shady plastic box with a bit of film inside. It’s basically made for outdoor use when skiing, camping, at the beach and so on, so you don’t have to worry about sand, snow, or water spoiling your… Read More

  • Ricoh Caplio GX100

    Ricoh’s newest digital-camera packs a wallop in a teeny package. The GX100 has a 24-to-72mm-equivalent high-powered wide-zoom lens that goes super-duper wide-angle to 19mm with an optional wide conversion lens. That’s not even the best part! The Ricoh can claim a first in the world of digital-camera’s with its removable electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder tilts, so… Read More