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Fuji cameras - Google News

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Fujifilm Recalls 270000 Wall Chargers Over Shock Hazard
ConsumerReports.org
Fujifilm is recalling more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with six of the company's point-and-shoot and mirrorless camera models, due to a risk of electrical shock, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fujifilm ...

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Posted: January 17, 2018, 1:54 pm

Fstoppers

Thinking of Switching to Mirrorless? You Need to Watch This
Fstoppers
There are a lot of people switching from DSLR to mirrorless these days. But while Sony has the full frame side of things pretty much locked down, a ton of people, including Fujifilm X Photographer and Fstoppers tutorial maker, Elia Locardi, are ...

Posted: January 14, 2018, 6:02 am

PetaPixel (blog)

Fujifilm Lenses Have Quality Control Issues: Reports
PetaPixel (blog)
The GFX is a premium camera that costs $6500. It's completely reasonable to expect quality lenses for a body that expensive. If Canon has that kind of QC for its L lenses, it hasn't been within my photography life (I don't shoot Nikon, so I can't speak ...

Posted: January 12, 2018, 9:34 pm

Fstoppers

Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Will Likely Have a New Lens Mount [Rumor]
Fstoppers
Thus, Canon and Nikon are left with a paradox of how to create a mirrorless camera that isn't the size of a DSLR. Both manufacturers have an advantage over Sony, Fuji, and the like in that they have deep libraries of lenses, and if they can make those ...

Posted: January 12, 2018, 4:45 am

PetaPixel (blog)

Canon Shares Composite Photo Made with a Fujifilm Camera Without Credit
PetaPixel (blog)
I'd say because they are a camera company. Their customer base is photographers. They will be held to a higher standard than your rando facebook group. Even if they are in the clear legally, they ain't in the clear reputationally. Even if they hadn't ...

Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:17 pm

Fstoppers

Why Other Camera Manufacturers Should Be More Like Fuji
Fstoppers
The long-running battle between camera companies is something that will always exist. Forums and article comment sections will always have some type of argument about who has the better high ISO or dynamic range, how Canon has better color than Nikon ...

Posted: January 6, 2018, 10:22 pm

canon cameras - Google News

Google News


PetaPixel (blog)

Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless to Have New Z-Mount: Report
PetaPixel (blog)
The Canon and Nikon owners have be screaming for a mirrorless camera that they could use their current lenses on, not a camera that would force them to either buy new lenses or use an additional adapter. The move would be to just incorporate the ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 8:52 pm

Fstoppers

Testing How Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus Cameras Fare in the Rain: Which Is Most Waterproof?
Fstoppers
Imaging Resource recently decided to put the weather sealing of a Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus camera to the test. Watch as the team use a hosepipe to soak the equipment in simulation of a rainstorm to determine which camera fares best. Using the ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Water Torture Camera Test: Canon and Nikon Shine, Sony Fails
PetaPixel (blog)
The cameras tested were the Nikon D850, Sony a7R III, Canon 5D Mark IV, and Olympus OM-D EM-1. Imaging Resource took all four cameras outside and used a garden-hose sprayer to simulate natural rainfall in both a strong rainstorm and a heavy mist. Each ...

Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:33 pm

Canon Shows Two New Camera Concepts – CES 2018
Android Headlines
Today is the final day for CES 2018 and renowned camera manufacturer Canon has taken the opportunity to show several devices across two new concepts the company is working on. It's worth bringing up that both of the cameras are only concepts, so ...

Posted: January 13, 2018, 3:34 pm

The Verge

These concepts are the most exciting cameras Canon's brought to CES in years
The Verge
Tucked in a corner on a shelf at Canon's booth are the two most exciting cameras the company has brought to CES in years. They're not wholly unique ideas (and one of them doesn't even work yet), but compared to the iterative releases and myriad of ...

Posted: January 12, 2018, 7:20 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Canon: We're Lagging in Innovation
PetaPixel (blog)
I have shot with Sony before switching to Canon. All top notch gear. Canon wipes the floor with Sony when it comes to usability, speed, reliability and color. Yes, you can potentially get better images of a steady subject with Sony in good light. The ...

Posted: January 9, 2018, 6:21 pm

pentax camera - Google News

Google News


Global CMOS Digital Camera Industry 2018 – Fujifilm, Samsung, Polaroid, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony, Canon
News of Columnist: Research News By Market.Biz
The CMOS Digital Camera research report contains a professional analysis of the current state of the global CMOS Digital Camera market and the factors that will shape its progression in the future. The CMOS Digital Camera industry report also examines ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:25 am

Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)

Ricoh changes social media pages to 'Pentax by Ricoh Imaging'
Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)
In a somewhat curious move, Ricoh Japan has changed the names of its social media accounts from Ricoh Imaging to 'Pentax by Ricoh Imaging.' Pentax Rumors noticed the change on Ricoh Japan's Facebook and Twitter pages. It could be nothing more than ...

Posted: January 15, 2018, 10:52 pm

Alaska Dispatch News

Photographer shares what he believes is at stake in ANWR with one image
Alaska Dispatch News
Late that summer night, Wright lifted his Pentax camera mounted with a 300-millimeter lens. With the sun high in the sky to the northwest, there was enough light that he did not need a tripod as he turned along the horizon, snapping when he thought ...

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Posted: January 13, 2018, 10:22 pm

Juneau Empire

Image of porcupine herd travels cross country
Juneau Empire
Late that summer night, Wright lifted his Pentax camera mounted with a 300-millimeter lens. With the sun high in the sky to the northwest, there was enough light that he did not need a tripod as he turned along the horizon, snapping when he thought ...

Posted: January 12, 2018, 2:45 pm

Global CMOS Digital Camera Market 2018 – Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Fujifilm, Polaroid, Pentax
The Daily Telescope
Chicago, IL — 01/10/2018 — Global CMOS Digital Camera Market report 2018 provides readers with a detailed insight of CMOS Digital Camera industry inclusive of subjective aspects which will help subscribers in various important strategic decision ...

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Posted: January 11, 2018, 2:18 am

D Magazine

Linda Cooper's On Permanent Vacation
D Magazine
She was 15 years old when a Japanese photographer discovered her at an outdoor mall and put her in ads for Pentax cameras and on a sake label. She was able to parlay her “quintessential Valley Girl” persona into a career as a commercial and fitness ...

Posted: January 5, 2018, 3:17 pm

Samsung cameras - Google News

Google News


NRF 2018: Samsung Puts a New Spin on Retail with Pop-Up Store
BizTech Magazine
That was a key theme of this week's NRF 2018: Retail's Big Show in New York City. And Samsung is getting in on the action with a new pop-up, connected and modular retail store concept. Earlier this week Samsung announced an all-in-one pop-up store ...

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Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:09 pm

Pocket-lint.com

Meizu M6s first in line with a Samsung Exynos processor
Pocket-lint.com
Around the rear, a 16-megapixel Samsung CMOS sensor drives the camera, that has an aperture of f/2.0, while an 8-megapixel sensor can be found on the front, also made by Samsung. Meizu includes its Beauty Mode with the cameras. While we're not usually ...
Samsung intros Exynos 5 (7872) series chipsets for mid-range smartphonesPhone Arena
Meizu Announces M6s with Exynos 7872AnandTech
MeizuNDTV

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Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:21 am

Android Central

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is designed to fuel your impulse buying habits
Android Central
As for the internal hardware, you're looking at a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset, microSD slot, dual SIM card slots, 13MP rear and front cameras, 4G with VoLTE, and a 3300mAh battery. On the software front, the phone ...
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime launched at Rs 12990 with 13-megapixel cameraBusiness Standard
Honor 9 Lite vs Oppo A83 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime vs Xiaomi Mi A1: Price, specifications and features comparedBGR India
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime with Samsung Mall, 13-megapixel camera launched in India: Price, specificationsFinancial Express
Deccan Chronicle -Digit -Gadgets Now
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Posted: January 17, 2018, 9:39 am

The Star Online

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+: Shoot sharper selfies with dual front cameras
The Star Online
To prove the point, Samsung Malaysia Electronics president Yoonsoo Kim dropped a Galaxy A8+ into the pool in Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, where the launch was held. After almost five minutes, the phone was retrieved and Kim proceeded to take a selfie. “We ...
Samsung launches the Galaxy A series (2018) smartphones with ...The Straits Times
Samsung launches Galaxy A8, A8+ for millennialsJakarta Post
Samsung Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) with dual-selfie cameras have ...SoyaCincau.com
Digital News Asia -New Straits Times Online -KLGadgetGuy (press release) (blog)
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Posted: January 17, 2018, 9:27 am

TrustedReviews

Galaxy S9 Leaked Specs: Here's What to Expect
Tom's Guide
We've seen evidence that Samsung will be trumpeting the "reimagined" cameras in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and recent reports seem to back that up. Specifically, a leaked image of the Galaxy S9's packaging shows that it will feature a Super Speed Dual ...
What the heck is variable aperture?Android Authority (blog)
Samsung Galaxy S9 specs reportedly appear in retail packaging leakTrustedReviews
Samsung launches new smartphones: Galaxy A8, A8+ and Grand Prime ProDunyaNews Pakistan
Vulcan Post (press release) -Lowyat.NET (blog) -Phone Arena
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Posted: January 16, 2018, 8:50 pm

Wccftech

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Will Feature A Variable Aperture Rear Camera! Alleged Retail Box Leak Suggests DSLR ...
Wccftech
We've only got a couple of weeks left until the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are official. The Korean tech giant is heading into the year with a strong run, as opposed to 2017. Featuring solid designs, the market received its Note 8 and S8/S8+ solidly ...
'Galaxy S9' packaging leak hints at single rear camera sensor with variable apertureAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaked Retail Box Reveals Variable Aperture Camera, Super Slow-MoInternational Business Times
Samsung Galaxy S9 Leak Could Reveal All SpecsTom's Guide
Camera Jabber (press release) (blog) -Tech Advisor -The INQUIRER -The Investor
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Posted: January 14, 2018, 10:50 am

Sony cameras - Google News

Google News


PetaPixel (blog)

Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless to Have New Z-Mount: Report
PetaPixel (blog)
The Nikon F-mount full frame system has a flange focal distance of 46.5mm and an external diameter of 44mm. The Sony E-mount, which is used on Sony's full-frame cameras, has a flange focal distance of 18mm and an external diameter of 46.1mm. A ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 8:52 pm

Fstoppers

Testing How Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus Cameras Fare in the Rain: Which Is Most Waterproof?
Fstoppers
Imaging Resource recently decided to put the weather sealing of a Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus camera to the test. Watch as the team use a hosepipe to soak the equipment in simulation of a rainstorm to determine which camera fares best. Using the ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

Golfweek

'We want parity': Golf Channel camera crews walk out on Sony Open broadcast ahead of final round
Hawaii News Now
Organizers of the 2018 Sony Open had plenty to worry about on Saturday, given the state's false ballistic missile warning, but it now appears the tournament has a new set of issues. Unionized workers for the Golf Channel, including the video and audio ...
Strike affects Golf Channel coverage of Sony Open, viewers not impressedGolfweek
Golf Channel's Sunday tournament broadcasts, including Sony Open, expected to be impacted by striking video/audio ...GolfDigest.com
James Hahn rallies to win Sony OpenBoulder Daily Camera
Golf.com -Golf Channel -Yahoo Sports
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Posted: January 14, 2018, 9:50 pm

Gulf Times

Sony mirrorless camera line-up launched - Gulf Times
Gulf Times
Fifty One East and Sony Middle East and Africa have announced that the “impressive addition” to their full-frame mirrorless camera line-up, the 7R III (model.

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Posted: January 13, 2018, 8:32 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Water Torture Camera Test: Canon and Nikon Shine, Sony Fails
PetaPixel (blog)
The cameras tested were the Nikon D850, Sony a7R III, Canon 5D Mark IV, and Olympus OM-D EM-1. Imaging Resource took all four cameras outside and used a garden-hose sprayer to simulate natural rainfall in both a strong rainstorm and a heavy mist. Each ...

Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:33 pm

Fstoppers

Sony a9 Camera Receives Firmware Update 2.00 | Fstoppers
Fstoppers
Today Sony has released a version 2.00 firmware update for its a9 mirrorless cameras. The enhancements and added functions include changes to the continuous autofocus system as well as metadata input and image protection. The continuous autofocusing ...

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Posted: January 11, 2018, 10:49 pm

Panasonic cameras - Google News

Google News


Game 360 (blog)

Global WiFi Cameras Market 2017 Top Manufacturer – Gopro, Nikon , Canon, Sony, Panasonic
Game 360 (blog)
Based on the profit estimation which is gained by the manufacturers as well as the policies affecting it, the product cost in the WiFi Cameras market is examined. The cost-profit is broken down regionally, leading to assessment results that explains ...
Innovation in IP Surveillance Cameras Market 2018: Hikvision, Axis Communications, PanasonicNewsient (blog)
IP Cameras Market Globally 2018 : Dahua, Bosch Security Systems, Panasonic and SonyPerfect Analyst
Global IP Surveillance Cameras Sales Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Key Players Hikvision , Axis ...Island Post Gazette
Hi-tech Beacon -Market News Access -satPRnews (press release)
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Posted: January 17, 2018, 11:52 am

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850
PCMag
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 : Benchmark Tests The GX850 starts, focuses, and captures an image in as little as 1.6 seconds, a solid mark for a mirrorless camera. Its autofocus system is quite quick, locking onto subjects in 0.1-second in bright light and ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 6:50 pm

SportTechie

Panasonic's Vision Of 2030 Smart Sports Venues And Why It's Realistic
SportTechie
Of course there be paperless entry to venues as more leagues and events move toward mobile ticketing, but Panasonic sees that these gates will be able to be unmanned also because face recognition technology will be used to authenticate identity using ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 6:15 pm

Panasonic Launches Line of NDI PTZ Cameras
TV Technology
These cameras are able to link directly to an NDI network, with automatic detection by the NewTek TriCaster, NewTek IP video switchers and the Panasonic AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, as well as other NDI-capable products. This is done via ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:10 pm

TechRadar

Panasonic brings the Lumix GH5S to the Middle East | TechRadar
TechRadar
Originally unveiled at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Panasonic is now bringing its latest video-focused mirrorless camera, the Lumix GH5S to the Middle East. If the comprehensive video specification of the Lumix GH5 isn't quite enough to satisfy your needs ...
Panasonic claims world's first 4K 60p/50p digital mirrorless camera ...BroadcastProME.com (press release) (blog)
Panasonic Lumix GH5S hands-on review - Stuff Middle EastStuff Middle East
Panasonic Middle East Officially Launches The LUMIX GH5S In The ...Feedbaac

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Posted: January 14, 2018, 11:00 am

Digital Trends

Panasonic GH5S Hands-On Review | Digital Trends
Digital Trends
The Panasonic GH5S is light on megapixels but heavy on pro video features, making it perhaps the best mirrorless camera for video that you can buy.
CES 2018: The Best & Biggest Announcements in Camera Tech - ALCAdorama

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Posted: January 12, 2018, 9:36 pm

nikon camera - Google News

Google News


PetaPixel (blog)

Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless to Have New Z-Mount: Report
PetaPixel (blog)
During CES 2018 in Las Vegas last week, Nikon Rumors heard the interesting rumor that Nikon will introduce a new Z-mount with an external diameter of and a flange focal distance of 16mm. By comparison, the Nikon 1 series mirrorless system has a flange ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 8:52 pm

Fstoppers

Testing How Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus Cameras Fare in the Rain: Which Is Most Waterproof?
Fstoppers
Imaging Resource recently decided to put the weather sealing of a Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus camera to the test. Watch as the team use a hosepipe to soak the equipment in simulation of a rainstorm to determine which camera fares best. Using the ...

Posted: January 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

Ubergizmo

Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera Has Been Discontinued | Ubergizmo
Ubergizmo
Back in 2014, Nikon announced the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera and now about four years later, it appears that the camera has since been discontinued. This is according to a listing on B&H in which they claim that the camera has been discontinued, but ...
Nikon 1 V3 listed as discontinued | Camera JabberCamera Jabber (press release) (blog)

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Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:58 am

TechRadar

Full-frame cameras: do you really need one?
TechRadar
Perhaps the biggest advantage of going full-frame is image quality. While APS-C and full-frame cameras can now share an almost identical resolution – Nikon's APS-C 20.9MP D500 and full-frame 20.8MP D5 is just one example, full-frame sensors are ...

Posted: January 15, 2018, 2:57 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Water Torture Camera Test: Canon and Nikon Shine, Sony Fails
PetaPixel (blog)
The cameras tested were the Nikon D850, Sony a7R III, Canon 5D Mark IV, and Olympus OM-D EM-1. Imaging Resource took all four cameras outside and used a garden-hose sprayer to simulate natural rainfall in both a strong rainstorm and a heavy mist. Each ...

Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:33 pm

Fstoppers

Nikon's Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Will Likely Have a New Lens Mount [Rumor]
Fstoppers
Those anxiously awaiting a full frame Nikon mirrorless camera will be interested to hear this major piece of news: the company will likely be introducing a new mount, the Z Mount, for their upcoming mirrorless camera. Here's the basic problem Canon and ...

Posted: January 12, 2018, 4:45 am
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Lomography Daguerreotype 64mm f/2.9 Unboxing

 

By: Pentax Forums

Originally published on Nov 17, 2016

This modern replica of one of the first camera lenses every built (over 200 years ago!) has been made available in the Pentax K-mount thanks to community support. Here’s our unboxing video- stay tuned for the full review!

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My Top 10 Best Photography & Camera Channels on Youtube

 

By: Chris Winter

Originally published on Feb 24, 2015

✅ Gordon Laing ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/cameralabs
✅ Christopher Frost ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/christop…
✅ Tony Northrup ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/VistaClues
✅ Jared Polin ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin
✅ David Thorpe ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/spogley
✅ Matt Granger ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/thatniko…
✅ Dave Cryer ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/davomrmac
✅ Digital Rev TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalR…
✅ PhotoRec Toby ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/camerare…
✅ The CameraStore TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCamer…
✅ Mike Browne ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/photoexp…
✅ Peter Gregg ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/PeterGregg

OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME:

😊 Chris Winter on Facebook ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswinterfacebook
😊 Chris Winter on Instagram ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswinterinstagram
😊 Chris Winter on Twitter ➜ http://bit.ly/chriswintertwitter
😊 Chris Winter on Google+ ➜ http://google.com/+itschriswinter

A BIT ABOUT ME:

Hey everyone, if you’re new to the channel, welcome! My name is Chris Winter and I run this channel which focuses mainly on photography and cinematography, with a bit of tech thrown is as well! Whether it’s Canon, Nikon, Panasonic or more, this is the place to hangout.

We’ve got a fantastic photography community here, where everyone’s welcome to comment and enjoy our wonderful hobby!

I always try and reply to nearly every comment, so feel free to comment if you’ve got a question, and I’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible.

WANT TO GET IN TOUCH?

📧 Well that’s pretty cool! Get in touch with me here: itschriswinter@gmail.com
💻 I also run a website about photography and cinematography over at http://itschriswinter.com

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Unveiling the PENTAX K-S1

 

 

By: Ricoh Imaging

Originally Published on Aug 27, 2014

Experience photography in a new light with the PENTAX K-S1. Whether you’re new to photography or a skilled enthusiast, the K-S1 offers you the ability to take your imaging to the next level. The K-S1 incorporates new elements that optimize digital innovations, such as a compact, modern design and an inventive interface system.

Learn more: http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/…

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Ricoh Imaging Debuts an innovative user interface attracting mid level DSLR camera buyers to Pentax Brand

Ricoh Imaging Debuts an innovative user interface attracting mid level DSLR camera buyers to Pentax Brand.

Pentax KS-1 Digital SLR Camera

Pentax KS-1 Digital SLR Camera

Denver, Colorado August 27, 2014 – Focused on expanding the number of PENTAX DSLR owners, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is excited to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 DSLR camera. By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera.
Building on the many technologies benchmarked in the company’s popular K-3 advanced DSLR; the K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity ISO 51200. In addition this model contains in-body shake reduction, an AA filter simulator, 100% field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder, and 5.4 frames per second shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed. Adding to the user experience is the camera’s unique flat field user interface, which integrates a back-lit LED selection dial, four-way navigation, and a bright 3” 921,000 dot LCD that breaks tradition of the knobs and buttons found on traditional DSLR cameras.
The PENTAX K-S1 is designed to attract a mid-level customer who is accustomed to a mobile interface and is looking for a similar interaction in a DSLR. The simple UI eliminates many of the complexities of a DSLR and provides immediate feedback including shooting parameters, filter selection and effect modes, even in total darkness. The camera’s power switch, mode dial, OK button and grip all feature LED illumination; each of which indicates the current status of camera operation. This intuitive UI and design combined with category leading technology delivers a powerful imaging engine that is simple to use.

“With the K-S1 we are building on our solid reputation as a camera company and inviting new customers to experience the PENTAX advantage” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “Our core PENTAX products provide an important foundation that the K-S1 builds upon.”
The optional Flucard for PENTAX offers additional features such as Wi-Fi transfer, wireless live view, and Remote Capture control; letting users take control of their camera settings with a smartphone, tablet, or computer and save images directly to a mobile device.
The K-S1 comes in 3 standard colors: black, blue, and white. In addition, two separate color collections are available; The Fabric Collection, containing 4 unique colors such as cotton beige and tweed gray – and the Night Sky Collection, with 5 more elegant colors like Sunset Orange, Dawn Purple, and Midnight Black.
To view our accompanying PENTAX K-S1 Lifestyle video
please click on the following link:

Pricing and Availability
The PENTAX K-S1 kit including an 18-55 mm lens will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in September 2014 for a suggested retail price of $799.95. The K-S1 body only will be available for $749.95.
About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation|

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The company now known as Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.

For further information, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
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© 2014 Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Sarah Schachterle
Public Relations Manager
(303) 728-0320
Sarah.schachterle@us.ricoh-imaging.com

RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
633 17th Street I Suite 2600 I Denver, CO 80202 I Phone: 303-799-8000

Main Features
• Illuminated Interface for intuitive camera operation
The PENTAX K-S1’s power switch, mode dial, OK button and grip all feature LED illumination; each of which indicates the current status of camera operation. The LEDs for the power switch, for instance, stay green during still-image shooting, but change color to red during movie recording. When the Face Detection function is activated, the number of LEDs illuminated on the grip corresponds with the number of faces that have been detected. The grip LEDs also act as a countdown timer during self timer operation. This LED body illumination gives a decorative illumination to the choice of distinctive body colors; furthering the look of the camera as a sophisticated digital device.
• Compact, lightweight body with distinctive design
The K-S1 camera body’s main chassis, including the grip, is designed to be compact in size and sophisticated in appearance, while the pentaprism employs a solid, time-proven design that easily matches high-grade SLR cameras. By harmonizing these dissimilar elements, the K-S1 delivers a body design that is totally original and remarkably fashionable.

Note: This product design was developed in collaboration with and under supervision for design and color of Ziba Tokyo, Co., Ltd., the Tokyo branch of a design consultant firm Ziba, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and with other branches in Munich and San Diego.

• High-resolution images produced by the 20.12 megapixel CMOS sensor with a super-high sensitivity of ISO 51200
The K-S1 is equipped with a newly developed CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.12 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images. It is also designed without an optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter to optimize the imaging power of the sensor. By coupling this image sensor with the high-performance PRIME MII imaging engine, the K-S1 delivers true-to-life, detailed images by effectively minimizing noise at all sensitivity levels, even during super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200.

• In-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism, and AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator for effective moiré reduction
(1) In-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism
The K-S1 features the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism to effectively minimize camera shake and assure sharp, blur-free images, even in camera-shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting low-light scenes with incident light only, or photographing sunset scenes.
(2) Innovative AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator*
By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure, the K-S1’s AA filter simulator provides the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical AA filter, which always creates the same result, this innovative simulator lets the user not only switch the AA filter effect on and off, but also adjust the level of the effect
(3) ASTRO TRACER support
The K-S1’s SR unit has a flexible design that shifts the image senor horizontally (left/right), vertically (up/down), and rotationally. Taking advantage of this flexibility, the K-S1 provides a host of handy shooting functions, including ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography in combination with the optional GPS unit, O-GPS1.

* This function is most effective with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function is not available during HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting.

• Optical viewfinder with 100-percent field of view
The K-S1 is equipped with a glass pentaprism finder featuring the same optics and coatings as those used in higher-level models. It assures the highest level of viewfinder brightness in its class, with a magnification of approximately 0.95 times to provide a broad image field for easy focusing and framing.

• High-speed shutter to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp focus
The K-S1 provides a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second to capture the decisive moment. Coupled with its high-speed continuous shooting function (with a top speed of 5.4 images per second), it lets the photographer freeze once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities.
• High-precision AF with SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module
The K-S1 features the SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors, including nine cross-type sensors. It also provides a spot beam to assist AF operation in poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function ensures that the sensor module keeps tracking a moving subject, even when the subject moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. The AF hold function maintains the in-focus position, even when the AF system loses track of the subject after once capturing it in focus. These functions combine to improve the camera’s accuracy in the detection of moving subjects when its focus mode is set to AUTO, and upgrade its auto-tracking performance of these subjects when using a telephoto lens.

• A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expressions
By setting the Mode dial to the EFFECT position, the user can apply the desired visual effect to an image while previewing the outcome on the LCD monitor. It provides a choice of 10 distinctive effects, including three new options: “Fresh” with a crystal-clean finishing touch; “Fade Color” for an elegant finish with subdued colors; and “Infrared” for a black-and-white finish like that of an infrared photo. The K-S1 also provides 21 digital filters (nine of them applicable during shooting), including a new “Color Replacement” filter.

• Dependable lens aberration compensation system
In addition to the effective compensation for distortion, chromatic aberration and peripheral brightness, the K-S1 also provides compensation function for diffraction, which deteriorates image resolution when a small aperture is used.

• Connected device functions**
The optional FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB memory card can release the K-S1’s shutter, provide a live-view image, and browse and download the images recorded on the card using a smartphone or other wireless and web browser enabled device.
** These functions support smartphones operating iOS6 or later and Android 4.2 or later.

• 3.0-inch, high-resolution LCD monitor, and newly designed, easy-to-use interface
The K-S1 features a high-resolution, wide-view LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots. It also provides a status screen employing the newly-designed GUI (Graphical User Interface), which allows the user to confirm functions and settings assigned to the four-way controller and the OK button at a glance. The RICOH RT font has been used for on-screen menus to improve readability.

• Full HD movie recording with stereo audio
The K-S1 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 30/25/24 frame rate) in the H.264 recording format, which assures flawless, high-quality movies even with fast-moving subjects. It is also equipped with a built-in stereo microphone for recording natural sound during Full HD movie recording.

• Color Options
The K-S1 comes in 12 different colors: The standard colors: black, blue, and white. The Fabric Collection: Cotton Beige, Linen Brown, Denim Blue, and Tweed Gray. The Night Sky Collection: Sunset Orange, Dusk Gold, Moon Silver, Midnight Black, Dawn Purple.

• Other features
・ Compatible with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards
・ 77-segment, multi-pattern metering system for high-precision light measurement
・ DR (Dust Removal) mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor using ultrasonic vibration
・ Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included

Note: Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Pentax Q-S1 Digital Camera: Providing endless artistic expression in a fashionable compact design, complete with interchangeable lenses

August 04, 2014

Pentax Q-S1 Digital Camera: Providing endless artistic expression in a fashionable compact design, complete with interchangeable lenses.

PENTAX Q-S1 DIGITAL CAMERA

PENTAX Q-S1 DIGITAL CAMERA

Denver, Colorado August 4, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to introduce the new PENTAX Q-S1, one of the world’s smallest and lightest digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. With a new refined look, Smart Affect mode for creative photo enhancing, and color variations from today’s hottest fashion trends, the Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for the style-minded looking for the portability of a compact and added benefits of interchangeable lenses.
“Along with its stylish, petite body, this new model offers impressive specifications. The PENTAX Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for photographers of all levels, complete with an entire system of 8 lenses designed for on-the-go fun” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President of RICOH IMAGING Americas, Corp.
The PENTAX Q-S1 is the latest addition to the popular PENTAX Q series of compact-sized, interchangeable-lens digital cameras. The camera is equipped with a wide range of features to make photography more enjoyable, including a 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor to deliver high-quality images, high-sensitivity shooting to a top sensitivity of ISO 12800, and a reliable shake-reduction system using a state-of-the-art gyro sensor. It also provides a variety of creative tools, such as bokeh control and Smart Effect to add the desired filters with just a simple turn of a dial. The PENTAX Q-S1 creates more personalized, creative images easily and beautifully.
In addition, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to announce the launch of a color to order® service for the new PENTAX Q-S1 digital camera. This unprecedented service, (originally launched with the Q7 in July 2013), has been popularly accepted by many users as a new, fashionable way of expressing one’s personal taste and style.
There are 4 standard color combinations and additional 36 body and grip colors taken straight from the runway, such as champagne, khaki green, and charcoal black, and can be ordered through the color to order® service. The PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME lens color can also be chosen from five different options to make the entire imaging system even more desirable and eye-catching.

Pricing and Availability

The Q-S1 will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in August 2014 for a suggested retail price of $499.95

Ordering for the custom colors will be available in August 2014

To learn more about the comprehensive lineup of Pentax products as well as other RICOH IMAGING products, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com

About RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation|

RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The company now known as RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.

For further information, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
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RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION www.us.ricoh-imaging.com
633 17th Street I Suite 2600 I Denver, CO 80202 I Phone: 303-799-8000
Main Features
1. Classic, high-grade design
The Q-S1 sports a classic design, with meticulous attention paid even to the texture of the finest details, making it a perfect everyday camera to carry around under all kinds of situations. Its Quick Dial and grip are made of high-grade aluminum for an exclusive look, and are symmetrically positioned for holding comfort and visual attractiveness. For the first time in the Q series, synthetic leather has been used for the front panel, to improve the texture and appearance.
2.12.4 Megapixel image sensor to deliver high-quality images

Due to its 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, the Q-S1 delivers high-quality and high-resolution images. Coupled with the state-of-the-art high-speed engine name “Q ENGINE”, it also minimizes annoying noises effectively at all ISO sensitivity levels to deliver rich-gradation, fine-texture images, even in high-sensitivity shooting using a top sensitivity of ISO 12800. It also offers outstanding autofocus accuracy during low-illumination shooting, since it assures pinpoint focus on the subject even at the faintest light level of EV 0.

3. Outstanding operability

Thanks to the incorporation of the Q ENGINE with an optimized algorithm, the Q-S1 assures quick, flawless response at all phases of shooting operation, including a short start-up time of approximately one second. The Quick Dial also lets the user assign as many as four favorite functions, including Smart Effect, aspect ratio, AF/MF switching, focus assist ON/OFF and ND filter ON/OFF, for instant mode switching during shooting.

4. Dependable SR mechanism

The Q-S1’s advanced SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism features a state-of-the-art gyro sensor to effectively compensate for annoying camera shake. It produces sharp, blur-free images even under shooting conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight.

5. Full HD movie recording, even during high-sensitivity shooting

The Q-S1 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, at 30 frames per second, in the H.264 recording format) with minimal noise. It also provides an interval HD movie recording function to add more creativity to visual expression. The user can also take advantage of advanced image-processing tools like the Smart Effect modes* and an array of in-body movie editing tools. The Continuous AF (AF-C) mode** has been newly added to these creative options, allowing the user to capture a moving subject in sharp focus during movie recording.

* The frame rate may vary when a selected Smart Effect mode requires nonstandard image processing.
** This mode is not compatible with the UNIQUE LENS-series lenses and the 06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM lens.

6. Large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor

The Q-S1 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch 3:2-proportion LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots. This monitor is treated with AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to produce sharp, bright images even under bright sunshine by effectively minimizing glare and reflection on the screen. Since its wide-view design makes it possible to view the image from 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, the user has a clear view of the on-screen image even when facing the monitor from an angle.

7. An array of image-processing tools to create personalized images

(1) Custom Image function to add distinctive finishing touches
The Custom Image function adds a distinctive finishing touch to an image, faithfully expressing the photographer’s creative intention or reproducing the ambience of a specific scene. The user has a choice of 11 Custom Image modes, including Bleach Bypass, which produces a dramatic, movie-like finish.
(2) Digital filter function to apply artistic visual effects
The digital filter function lets the photographer apply a variety of visual effects without requiring a computer. Of 17 total options, 11 filters including Toy Camera, Invert Color and Posterization can be applied even during the shooting of still images and movie clips, while the remaining six can be applied only during image editing. The user can even apply multiple filters to a single image to produce more inventive visual effects.
(3) Smart Effect function for simple dial control of finishing touches
Using the Quick Dial positioned on the camera’s front panel, the user can quickly and effortlessly add a desired finishing touch to an image, while previewing the applied effect on the LCD monitor. From nine Smart Effect modes — including Antique for a nostalgic atmosphere and Fade Color for a chic, faded-color finish — the user can assign four favorite modes to the dial in advance.

8. Effortless bokeh control

The Q-S1’s unique bokeh control function allows the user to make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. Since this function simplifies the advanced, SLR-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time digital camera user can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and backgrounds.

9. Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes

The Q-S1 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from an range of options including Portrait, Landscape and Macro for a given scene or subject. Since the camera optimizes all affecting parameters, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, the user can concentrate on the image composition and shutter opportunity. The Q-S1 also provides 21 Scene modes including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, allowing even an entry-level digital photographer to choose the best exposure settings for a complicated scene or subject with the simple choice of an icon on the LCD monitor.

10. Digital SLR-caliber exposure system

The Q-S1’s comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages and flexibility of a lens-interchangeable digital camera system. In addition to the all-purpose Programmed AE (P) mode, which automatically selects an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed, it also provides the Aperture-Priority AE (Av) and Shutter-Priority AE (TV) modes for manual setting of a desired aperture or shutter speed, as well as Metered Manual (M) mode for complete user control over exposure settings.

11. DRII mechanism for effective dust removal

The Q-S1’s DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism effectively prevents annoying dust spots from spoiling captured images, even after the user changes lenses out in the open. Like the PENTAX K-3 and 645Z digital SLR cameras, it employs a highly efficient supersonic vibration mechanism, which vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake dust off its surface.

12. Other features

・Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
・High-speed continuous shooting of up to five images per second
・HDR mode to composite three images of varying exposures into one photo with extra-wide dynamic range
・CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant color of a particular scene, such as the sunset
・Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
・Remote control receptors on front and back panels
・Digital level function to check the camera’s horizontal/vertical inclination
・Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included

Optional Accessories

O-CC151 Camera Case
A camera case exclusively designed for the Q-S1, with two strap lugs at the sides to keep the camera suspended at a level position for delay-free shooting. It not only protects the camera from dust and scratches, but adds a sense of elegance and style to the camera. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of black, cream or gray color.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1

O-CC1512 Camera Case (with front cover)
A camera case exclusively designed for the Q-S1, with two strap lugs at the sides to keep the camera suspended at a level position for delay-free shooting. Comes with a front cover to protect the lens surface from dust and scratches. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of black, cream or red color.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1
O-CC1513 Holster Case
A camera case designed to fasten on a belt for quick removal of the camera. The main holster holds the camera with a lens attached, while two neighboring compartments hold the 06 and 02 lenses, respectively. Made of brown-colored synthetic leather, with a ring to attach a strap. A hand strap is also included.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1, Q7, Q10 and Q

O-CC1516 Lens Case for 02/06
A lens case for exclusive use with the 02 or 06 lens, with internal padding to protect the lens from dust and scratches. Made of black-colored synthetic leather, with a ring to attach a strap.
Applicable models: PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM and PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO ZOOM

O-ST151 Three-way Strap
A versatile three-way camera strap, providing three different functions — diagonal suspension, neck strap or hand strap — by varying the arrangement of its two parts. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of black or cream color.
Usable model: PENTAX Q-S1, Q7, Q10 and Q

Note: Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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