• "The dismal half-baked images of the average "reportage" and "documentary" photography are self dammning... the slick manner, the slightly obscure significance, the esoteric fear of simple beauty for its own sake I am deeply concerned with these manifestations of decay. Gene Smith's work validates my most vigorous convictions that if the documentary photographs is to be truly effective it must contain elements of art, intensity, fine craft and spirituality. All these his work contains and we may turn to his work with gratitude, appreciation and great respect." - Ansel Adams
  • Pentax today announces the Pentax K-3, a prosumer and flagship DSLR in Pentax's lineup. The Pentax K-3 comes with a 24 Megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor, 8.3 fps continuous shooting, selectable (on/off) anti-aliasing (AA) filter, and dual card slots. The  selectable AA filter allows photographers to toggle the functionality on or off by using the Pentax Shake Reduction mechanism. Also new to the Pentax K-3 is the FLU SDHC memory card that delivers wireless connectivity to a compatible PC or c...More »
    K-3 Sample Photos from Flickr
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    On September 15 2011, Ricoh announced the development and release of GR DIGITAL IV , which is a high-end compact camera with a fixed focal length 28mm/F1.9 GR lens. Successor to the two-year-old GR DIGITAL III (released in August 2009), the GR IV offers enhanced Quick Shooting capability, quicker autofocusing thanks to the Hybrid AF System, Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, a new image engine and a refined optical filter.  It comes...More »
    GR Digital IV Sample Photos from Flickr
  • Ricoh today releases firmware updates for its CX6 digital compact camera. Version 1.26 for CX6 of the firmware offers the following improvements: Autofocus performance at wide angles has been improved. An issue has been resolved that caused the camera to stop responding to button input if movie playback was paused while Thai was selected as the camera language. The detail update instruction can be found here (in PDF). You can download the firmware updates from the company's we...More »
  • Ricoh today releases firmware updates for its CX6 digital compact camera. Version 1.24 for CX6 of the firmware offers the following improvements: Firmware v1.24 - Modified the phenomenon below.  In , or mode in the Creative Shooting Mode ; when the shutter release button is pressed half-way (focus lock), brightness portions in the screen may appear in red-purple color for only a moment. (The phenomenon only appears at framing and recorded images are not affected.) Firmware v1...More »
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    On September 15 2011, Ricoh announced the development and release of GR DIGITAL IV , which is a high-end compact camera with a fixed focal length 28mm/F1.9 GR lens. Successor to the two-year-old GR DIGITAL III (released in August 2009), the GR IV offers enhanced Quick Shooting capability, quicker autofocusing thanks to the Hybrid AF System, Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, a new image engine and a refined optical filter.  It comes...More »
    GR Digital IV Sample Photos from Flickr
  • Ricoh today releases firmware v1.50 update for the Ricoh GXR system, including the GXR body, GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5, GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO, GXR MOUNT A12, RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm F2.5-4.4 VC, and RICOH LENS P10 28-300 mm F3.5-5.6 VC. The new firmware contains the following modifications: function in SCENE mode  The AE/AF target shift function is now available in some scene modes. The scene modes that this function can be used vary depending on the attached unit. The A...More »
    GXR Sample Photos from Flickr
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    On November 15, 2011, Ricoh announced the 10 Megapixels CX6 , a compact superzoom camera with a 10.7x (28-300mm equivalent) lens. The CX6 comes with an improved hybrid AF system that promises focus acquisition speeds as as fast as 0.1 second, which is about twice the speed of the Ricoh CX5 ( announced on January 26 2011 ).  The CX6 features a 3-inch LCD monitor at 1.23 million dots resolution which is approximately 1.7 times brighter than the previous model. It also adds...More »
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    On September 15 2011, Ricoh announced the development and release of GR DIGITAL IV , which is a high-end compact camera with a fixed focal length 28mm/F1.9 GR lens. Successor to the two-year-old GR DIGITAL III (released in August 2009), the GR IV offers enhanced Quick Shooting capability, quicker autofocusing thanks to the Hybrid AF System, Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, a new image engine and a refined optical filter.  It comes...More »
    GR Digital IV Sample Photos from Flickr
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    On September 15 2011, Ricoh announced the development and release of GR DIGITAL IV , which is a high-end compact camera with a fixed focal length 28mm/F1.9 GR lens. Successor to the two-year-old GR DIGITAL III (released in August 2009), the GR IV offers enhanced Quick Shooting capability, quicker autofocusing thanks to the Hybrid AF System, Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, a new image engine and a refined optical filter.  It comes...More »
    GR Digital IV Sample Photos from Flickr
  • Ricoh today releases firmware updates for its CX6 digital compact camera. Version 1.23 for CX6 of the firmware offers the following improvements: Modified the phenomenon that images may be out of focus that are taken with the following conditions ; Pre-AF , and ADJ./OK button operations. Firmware v1.21 - Improved focus accuracy when taking a picture under brightness environment. Firmware v1.20 - Modified the phenomenon below. When pressing the shutter release button half-...More »
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    On November 15, 2011, Ricoh announced the 10 Megapixels CX6 , a compact superzoom camera with a 10.7x (28-300mm equivalent) lens. The CX6 comes with an improved hybrid AF system that promises focus acquisition speeds as as fast as 0.1 second, which is about twice the speed of the Ricoh CX5 ( announced on January 26 2011 ).  The CX6 features a 3-inch LCD monitor at 1.23 million dots resolution which is approximately 1.7 times brighter than the previous model. It also adds...More »
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    On September 21 2010, Ricoh announced the GR lens A12 28mm F2.5 , the fourth camera unit in the GXR interchangeable unit system. Introduced in December 2009, the GXR is an interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses can be changed by mounting camera units that integrate lens, image sensor, and image processing engine into a single unit.  Featuring a GR Lens and an APS-C size CMOS sensor, the Ricoh A12 features a 28 mm equivalent GR Lens with a 6-group, 9-element configuration a...More »
    Ricoh GR Sample Photos from Flickr
  • On September 15 2011, Ricoh announced the development and release of GR DIGITAL IV , which is a high-end compact camera with a fixed focal length 28mm/F1.9 GR lens. Successor to the two-year-old GR DIGITAL III (released in August 2009), the GR IV offers enhanced Quick Shooting capability, quicker autofocusing thanks to the Hybrid AF System, Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, a new image engine and a refined optical filter.  Ricoh has recently updated the firmware of the...More »
    GR Digital IV Sample Photos from Flickr
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    On November 15, 2011, Ricoh announced the 10 Megapixels CX6 , a compact superzoom camera with a 10.7x (28-300mm equivalent) lens. The CX6 comes with an improved hybrid AF system that promises focus acquisition speeds as as fast as 0.1 second, which is about twice the speed of the Ricoh CX5 ( announced on January 26 2011 ).  The CX6 features a 3-inch LCD monitor at 1.23 million dots resolution which is approximately 1.7 times brighter than the previous model. It also adds...More »
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    On November 10 2009, Ricoh announced the GXR - the World's first interchangeable unit camera system. The GXR's lens, image sensor, and image processing engine are all integrated into an individual camera unit, so the camera body itself does not contain an image sensor, unlike conventional DSLRs. The camera units are then changed by using a slide-in mount system to attach them to the GXR body. Since the image sensor is not exposed when lenses are changed, it's virtually impossible for dirt...More »
    GXR Sample Photos from Flickr