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New Atlas

Sony a9 review: This mirrorless DSLR-killer moves the goalposts
New Atlas
We've already touched on the a9's amazing low light performance, but doing an ISO noise test really pounded home for me the enormous gap between Sony's sensors and the disappointing efforts from Canon lately. Sticking the camera on a tripod, I took a ...

Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:26 am

New Jersey Herald

360 camera, drones: AP team gears up for a melting Arctic
New Jersey Herald
They packed a full line-up of wide angle, fixed focal length, zoom and telephoto lenses to go with their Canon DSLR camera bodies; a Panasonic P2 video camera; and several GoPro action cams with external microphones. To keep the pictures steady on a ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:35 pm

How Canon's Low-Light 'MoonCam' Saw into the Shadows for Nat Geo's Earth Live
Studio Daily
Then he stumbled on the Canon ME20F-SH, got wind of the camera's ability to reach 4 million ISO, and got an early demonstration of what it could do; he knew it was ideal for the new nature show he'd been developing. “I thought, 'This could open up a ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:34 pm

TrustedReviews

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
TrustedReviews
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is a mid-range telephoto zoom lens for Canon's DSLR cameras, incorporating both optical image stabilisation and a new, fast and silent Nano USM motor for autofocus. It can be used on cameras with both APS-C ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 2:33 pm

HuffPost

Panasonic GH5 Review
HuffPost
But the video autofocus tracking unfortunately is well behind Sony's newest cameras and the dual pixel system in Canon cameras. While I find those systems to be reliable enough when used on a gimbal or when tracking a bride down the aisle, I did not ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:47 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment - PetaPixel
PetaPixel (blog)
The first dynamic range tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR are trickling onto the Web, and one thing seems to be clear: the results are very disappointing ...

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:34 pm

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Ubergizmo

Fujifilm X-T2S In-Body Stabilization Will Reportedly Work For All Fujinon Lenses
Ubergizmo
The Fujifilm X-T2 was launched last year but it seems that rumors of a possible refresh have been making its rounds. Just earlier this month a report from Fuji Rumors suggested that a Fujifilm X-T2S could be in the works, and that one of the camera's ...

Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:50 am

HuffPost

Why Are Instant Cameras A Thing?
HuffPost
CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) projects that 20.7 million digital cameras will be shipped globally in 2017. So the number of instant cameras that Fuji will sell this year will equal more than a third of all standard digital cameras sold ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:01 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Review: The Sony a9 is the Camera of a Wedding Photographer's Dreams
PetaPixel (blog)
Then Fuji came on the scene with their X-T1. I liked the idea of a quiet, mirrorless camera, that was small. Having borrowed one for a trip to Romania, I discovered it wasn't quite there for me in terms of performance. The Fuji X-T2 followed a while ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:52 pm

TechRadar

Celebrating 100 years: Nikon landmarks
TechRadar
Immediately after it was established, Nippon Kogaku merged with Fuji Lens Seizo-sho in 1918. The following year, the Oi Dai-ichi Plant, where Nikon's first cameras would eventually be made, was completed, and the company started to research optical ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:10 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

The Top 10 Camera Films Preferred by Photographers
PetaPixel (blog)
While Fujifilm is making huge progress on the digital side of photography and imposing its Instax line as the standard for instant films, they've been letting analog photography fall to the side of the road. Their catalog is getting smaller and smaller ...

Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:42 pm

Fstoppers

Fstoppers Reviews the Godox Thinklite TT350F Flash for Fujifilm X
Fstoppers
This means that if you have a Godox TTL strobe like the AD200, you'll want to update the firmware on that so you can utilize the TTL functions with your Fujifilm cameras. At the same time, you get access to 1/8,000 second sync speed. Of course, your ...

Posted: July 15, 2017, 6:46 pm

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Fstoppers

Nikon Announces the D850... Sort Of
Fstoppers
The announcement of the development of the D850 is a letdown, because it means we won't see the actual camera for some time still. Furthermore, we barely have new details to share based on the announcement. In a statement that coincides with Nikon's ...
Nikon announces development of their next flagship DSLR: the Nikon D850imaging resource
Nikon Announces Development Of D850ePHOTOzine (press release)
Nikon Confirms Development Of D850 DSLRChannelNews
PhotoReview.com.au -Australian Photography + digital
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:49 am

Development of Digital SLR Camera Nikon D850
PR Newswire (press release)
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the next generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Nikon D850.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:03 am

PetaPixel (blog)

Review: The Sony a9 is the Camera of a Wedding Photographer's Dreams
PetaPixel (blog)
Until 2016, I had photographed weddings using nothing but Nikon cameras. First the D90, then D700, D3s, D4 and then the D4s (while dabbling with the D800, D810, and D750 in-between). I love/loved my Nikons and never regretted avoiding Canon at any ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:52 pm

TechRadar

Celebrating 100 years: Nikon landmarks
TechRadar
The following year, the Oi Dai-ichi Plant, where Nikon's first cameras would eventually be made, was completed, and the company started to research optical glass production – although it wouldn't be until 1923 that the company would begin test-melting ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:10 pm

Digital Trends

Curved sensors won't be just for smartphones, full-frame Nikon patent suggests
Digital Trends
Curved camera sensors could mean lighter lenses and sharper images — and a new patent suggests Nikon is looking to bring the tech into a pro-level model. The patent, filed in Japan, P2017-125904A, details a 35mm lens, but that lens is designed to work ...

Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:31 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Nikon Patents 35mm f/2 Lens for Full Frame Camera with Curved Sensor
PetaPixel (blog)
Nikon has patented a new 35mm f/2 lens… for a full frame curved sensor. The news has sparked speculation that Nikon could be planning to use a groundbreaking curved sensor in its upcoming mirrorless camera. The patent, P2017-125904A, was spotted by ...

Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:57 pm

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PhotographyBLOG (blog)

Canon EOS 200D Review
PhotographyBLOG (blog)
The difference between Canon (and Nikon) and the others is that Sony, Olympus and Pentax have opted for stabilisation via the camera body, rather than the lens, which therefore works with their entire range of lenses. Canon's system is obviously ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:14 pm

PDN Online

Hands-on With Ricoh's Pentax K-70
PDN Online
While the K-70 isn't a flagship, it has many of the signature features found on higher-end Pentax models. Among them is the Pixel Shift Resolution System that uses the camera's shifting sensor to create an ultra-high resolution, low noise image from a ...
Review: Pentax KPLivemint

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Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:05 pm

The Mercury

TasWeekend: Photographer's African inspiration
The Mercury
It's the culmination of years of practice that includes fine art, wedding and architectural photography. Entirely self-taught, Hamilton got her first camera as a kid before her dad gave her his old Pentax when she was 15. She still has it – kept on her ...

Posted: July 15, 2017, 6:00 am

South China Morning Post

Leica M10: the US$6895 digital camera even analogue photographers can't resist
South China Morning Post
In the past few years, though, as my favourite 220 film made by Fuji and Kodak has been discontinued, I have reluctantly started using a couple of digital cameras: the Pentax 645Z, a and the Canon 5D Mark 111, which has the ability to switch between ...

Posted: July 8, 2017, 7:02 am

TechRadar

Optical delusions: Pentax K-01
TechRadar
The mirrorless K-01 was supposed to signal the re-emergence of Pentax after a pretty crappy 2011. Those 12 months saw parent company Hoya offload Pentax to Ricoh, while the brand managed to launch just four compact cameras and the ill-conceived Q ...

Posted: July 6, 2017, 10:24 am

imaging resource

Firmware Friday: Lots of news from Nikon, Leica, Pentax, DJI, Metabones and Nissin
imaging resource
This week, Firmware Friday brings news from three camera manufacturers (Leica, Nikon and Ricoh/Pentax), as well as from DJI (drones), Metabones (optical adapters), and Nissin (flash strobes). Since cameras are our main focus here at Imaging Resource, ...

Posted: June 30, 2017, 9:37 pm

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New Atlas

Sony a9 review: This mirrorless DSLR-killer moves the goalposts
New Atlas
As my couple of weeks with the Sony a9 come to an end, it feels to me like those barriers have been smashed through, and the DSLR's days are numbered. It's just that good. This is the future of the professional-level camera, and it kicks all kinds of ass.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:26 am

PetaPixel (blog)

Review: The Sony a9 is the Camera of a Wedding Photographer's Dreams
PetaPixel (blog)
Until 2016, I had photographed weddings using nothing but Nikon cameras. First the D90, then D700, D3s, D4 and then the D4s (while dabbling with the D800, D810, and D750 in-between). I love/loved my Nikons and never regretted avoiding Canon at any ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:52 pm

The Hindu

Sony India to launch futuristic camera soon
The Hindu
Sony India will launch full-frame mirror-less camera with CMOS sensor with a capacity to click 20 frames per second without generating any noise in India next month. Disclosing this during an exclusive chat with The Hindu here on Saturday, Sony Digital ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:10 pm

RedShark News

Sony FS5 update adds ability to change minimum ISO and more
RedShark News
The Sony FS5 has half the power draw of the FS7 as it's not as powerful a camera but the much smaller size and lower price of the Sony FS5 should also mean it can find applications where it's larger sibling might not be as useful. Hopefully these ...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 2:03 pm

HuffPost

Panasonic GH5 Review
HuffPost
But the video autofocus tracking unfortunately is well behind Sony's newest cameras and the dual pixel system in Canon cameras. While I find those systems to be reliable enough when used on a gimbal or when tracking a bride down the aisle, I did not ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:47 pm

Pocket-lint.com

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse
Pocket-lint.com
The Sony A6500 is the company's 2017 flagship mirrorless camera with a crop sensor, sitting below the Sony A7 full-frame line-up. The A6500 joins an already bustling series across the wider A6000 range, with several cameras at different specifications ...

Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:01 am

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Women Love Tech (press release) (blog)

Panasonic's LUMIX LX10 Review: Stunning 4K Images Captured In A Palm-Sized Camera
Women Love Tech (press release) (blog)
Launched late last year, Panasonic's LUMIX LX10 adds to their wide variety of enthusiast to professionally classed cameras. Notably, the LX10 incorporates a larger 1-inch sensor (producing an enormous 20.1 Megapixel image) that provides greater ...

Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:46 am

New Jersey Herald

360 camera, drones: AP team gears up for a melting Arctic
New Jersey Herald
They packed a full line-up of wide angle, fixed focal length, zoom and telephoto lenses to go with their Canon DSLR camera bodies; a Panasonic P2 video camera; and several GoPro action cams with external microphones. To keep the pictures steady on a ...

and more »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:35 pm

HuffPost

Panasonic GH5 Review | HuffPost
HuffPost
Before the Panasonic GH5, you needed at least $8000 to find a camera with a feature list as ridiculous as this. While the GH4 was the first major compac...
LUMIX GH5 – Beating the “Battle with Heat” – Irish Tech NewsIrish Tech News

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:47 pm

Engadget

The best point-and-shoot camera
Engadget
Read the full article here. After researching and testing more than 30 high-end compact cameras over the past three years, we recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 if you're looking to take the best pictures possible with a camera small enough to slip ...

Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Economic Times

Panasonic P55 Max review: Old school design, but power-packed ...
Economic Times
Currently, the only phone to offer a 5.5-inch display, 5000mAh battery and Android 7.0 in the sub Rs 10000 price range.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:17 am

WIRED

Hack Brief: 'Devil's Ivy' Vulnerability Could Afflict Millions of IoT Devices
WIRED
... security cameras and other physical security devices used by the ONVIF consortium, whose nearly 500 members include companies like Bosch, Canon, Cisco, D-Link, Fortinet, Hitachi, Honeywell, Huawei, Mitsubishi, Netgear, Panasonic, Sharp, Siemens, ...

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Posted: July 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

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India Today

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to come with 3x zoom dual cameras, says Analyst
India Today
Samsung confirmed to launch the most anticipated device of the year -- Note 8 on August 23. The South Korean company in its official teaser confirmed that the Note 7 successor will come with a massive display and S Pen. Now, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at ...
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9 All Rumored to Feature Dual Rear Camerasgizmochina (blog)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dual cameras to flaunt 3x optical zoom featureTheAndroidSoul (blog)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dual cameras to support 3x optical zoomGizbot
Geeky Gadgets -BGR -YouTube
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:47 am

The Verge

The best phone you can buy right now (2017)
The Verge
Samsung's Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus is the best phone for most people. It's available across all four US carriers and unlocked. It has the best display on any smartphone right now, a head-turning, premium design, a top-of-the-line camera, reliable battery ...

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:10 pm

Express.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S8 v OnePlus 5 - Which of these flagship smartphones is the BEST?
Express.co.uk
Samsung has also shipped one of the most impressive smartphone cameras on the market. However, for all of its brilliant features – the Galaxy S8 did have a number of flaws, most notably the rear fingerprint scanner, which will leaving you wondering ...
Samsung C7 2017 specs revealed with a Dual Camera leakGoAndroid (press release) (blog)
Samsung's first dual camera smartphone won't be Galaxy Note 8, but it doesn't matterInternational Business Times, India Edition
Exclusive: New renders give us our best look yet at Samsung's Galaxy Note 8BGR
TmoNews
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:38 am

Notebookcheck.net (press release)

Samsung Galaxy C10 spotted with dual cameras
Notebookcheck.net (press release)
Although many rumors claim that the Galaxy Note 8 would be the first Samsung handset to feature a dual camera setup, it looks like a few mid-rangers with this technology inside are also heading for the market, as shown by the latest Galaxy C10 leaked ...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 12:08 pm

Android Headlines

Dual Camera Variant Of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Leaks
Android Headlines
Samsung had introduced the Galaxy J7 (2017) back in June, and now a dual camera variant of that handset has just surfaced. The Galaxy J7 (2017) launched alongside the Galaxy J3 (2017) and the Galaxy J5 (2017), and all of those phones sport a single ...
Alleged Samsung Galaxy J7(2017) renders with rear dual cameras leakedGizbot
Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) Chinese variant leaks in render with dual rear camerasThe Tech Bulletin
Samsung Galaxy J7 With Dual-camera Setup Poses For the CameraGeeky Gadgets
Alphr -GameSinners (press release) (blog) -Twitter
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Posted: July 14, 2017, 11:43 am

Business Insider

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks suggest a dual camera and a fix for one of the biggest drawbacks of the Galaxy S8
Business Insider
A leak of a case render for the Galaxy Note 8, spotted by Android Headlines, reinforces rumors that the Galaxy Note 7 successor will have a dual-lens camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. If the leaks are accurate, it looks like the Galaxy ...
Galaxy Note 8 Leak Exposes Samsung's Smartphone SuperpowerForbes
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Chinese Edition Showing Its Dual Rear Cameras Surfaces in Leaked Photosgizmochina (blog)
A Samsung First Is Coming to the Galaxy Note 8Tom's Guide
Deccan Chronicle -GameSinners (press release) (blog) -I4U News -Slashleaks
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Posted: July 10, 2017, 2:57 pm

 

 

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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
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✅ Jared Polin ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin
✅ David Thorpe ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/spogley
✅ Matt Granger ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/thatniko…
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✅ Digital Rev TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalR…
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✅ The CameraStore TV ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCamer…
✅ Mike Browne ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/photoexp…
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OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME:

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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.

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📧 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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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
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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