Ricoh Theta M15 Takes 360 Degree Photos

Posted in Cameras by Darrin Olson on December 15th, 2014

Rico Theta M15 CameraRicoh’s Theta M15 is a small, pocket size camera able to take seemeless 360 degree photos in a single snap. These photos don’t just take a wide image, but include an entire 360 degree sphere, top to bottom as well. The resulting images can be viewed like other images, and Ricoh smartly provides some associated software with the camera allowing users to edit the images on a PC, Mac, Android or iOS device.

This is the second generation of the Theta that Ricoh has released with the most significant upgrade in this model being the ability to take short videos with a 360 degree view along with still images. The videos can be up to 3 minutes each, and the videos can also be edited with the included software by modifying the image itself with your finger on touch screens …

Ricoh waterproof, dirt-resistant PX camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Looking for a camera that can handle your adventurous lifestyle? The waterproof, shockproof and dust-resistant PX might be your thing. It packs a 16-megapixel CCD sensor along with a 5x optical wide zoom lens and is capable of booting up in just 1.4 seconds. The device also supports subject-tracking and face-priority auto-focus features and a bunch of shooting modes like: toy camera, soft-focus and high-contrast black and white, to name a few.

Ricoh says that the PX can survive drops from an altitude of up to five feet, remain waterproof at depths of about ten feet, and is impermeable to dust, sand and dirt. It also has a 2.7-inch, scratch-resistant LCD on back.

Ricoh unveils CX5 camera with fast autofocus

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

Ricoh’s new CX5 point and shoot camera sports a 10-megapixel sensor and a 10.7x, 28-300mm zoom lens. It also sports a new, ultra-fast autofocus speed up to just two-tenths of a second with a hybrid autofocus system, which uses a passive distance sensor along with usual contrast AF and can lock on in about half the time of the CX4.

The camera also features a Super-resolution setting and a Super-resolution Zoom that doubles the maximum focal length to the equivalent of 600mm with minimal image degradation. Other features include new scene modes, a 920,000-pixel LCD and the camera can record 720p HD movies.

Ricoh G700SE Digital Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on September 23rd, 2010

Ricoh was showing off their G700SE at Photokina, and the updated version of the G700 is capable of using add-on modules like the GP-1 GPS dongle and BR-1 bar code scanning module. Pretty cool idea. It should give the camera a longer life as well as make it more versatile.

The camera has a dust- and water-resistant shell as well as Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It was designed for governments and enterprises, so it will cost you about EUR799 ($1,070) when it arrives in the first half of 2011.

Ricoh showcases new outdoor digital camera

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on April 22nd, 2008

Ricoh G600 outdoor digital camera

Ricoh today unveiled for the United Kingdom market a new water and dust resistant digital camera which is also shock resistant. It is called the G600 and there’s no word on U.S. pricing or availability as of yet.

The Ricoh G600 10-megapixel outdoor focused model with a 5x optical wide-angle zoom lens (equivalent to 28-140 mm for a 35 mm camera). It is reportedly able to withstand falls up to 1.5 meters and will easily let you take photos in the rain. The backside includes a 2.7-inch display with ambient light sensor.