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Pentax 645Z sensor reviewed at DxOMark: Three years old and still delivering fantastic performance
imaging resource
To see the full test results, head over to DxOMark's Pentax 645Z Review. For more information on the Pentax camera, read our Pentax 645Z Review. Hopefully DxOMark tests the Fujifilm GFX 50S soon so we can see how that camera's sensor performance ...

Posted: November 16, 2017, 4:41 pm

Times LIVE

Be brave: It's time to stand up to entities more powerful than you
Times LIVE
In March 1975 Hampo, a Premier Milling subsidiary that had the Pentax camera agency in South Africa, was fined the princely sum of R300 for fixing the price of Pentax accessories — 150 items ranging from lenses to flash guns and binoculars.

Posted: November 13, 2017, 3:02 am

imaging resource

Firmware Friday: Canon 6D II, Cinema EOS C200, Pentax K-1 and Fujifilm XP120 all get updates
imaging resource
Our Firmware Friday roundup this week includes five cameras from three manufacturers, four of them interchangeable-lens types. From Canon, we have the EOS 6D Mark II updated alongside the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B. Pentax, meanwhile, has an ...

Posted: November 11, 2017, 1:05 am

Pentax K-1 firmware update corrects stability issue in movie mode
Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)
Ricoh has announced a new firmware update for its full-frame Pentax K-1 that corrects a stability issue reported by users. Firmware version 1.43 resolves what Pentax says is an unstable performance that some users reported occurring occasionally in the ...

Posted: November 10, 2017, 4:01 am

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Ricoh Pentax updates K-mount lens roadmap, what's coming next for Pentax camera owners?
imaging resource
It seems like we haven't heard a lot about new Pentax K-mount lenses lately, but Ricoh has updated their K-mount lens roadmaps for their general K-mount lineup and also their full-frame lineup. Pentax APS-C camera owners have a new HD Pentax-DA ...

Posted: October 27, 2017, 3:33 pm

PR Newswire (press release)

Ricoh Announces Next-Generation, High-Performance PENTAX ...
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Photo Plus Expo 2017 - Booth #845 -- Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced a new generation of ...
Ricoh shoots for the stars with new high-end Star series lens lineDigital Trends
Ricoh launches HD PENTAX-D FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW, 11-18mm f/2.8 lensesCamera Jabber (press release) (blog)

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Posted: October 26, 2017, 2:03 pm

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3D Insider

Canon Camera Black Friday Deals Released
3D Insider
Beginners and advanced photographers alike are likely to be thrilled with this year's Black Friday deals on Canon cameras. Various stores have started to roll out their deals for the upcoming Black Friday, which includes both DSLR and point-and-shoot ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:33 pm

CNET

The 10 best Black Friday camera deals we've found so far
CNET
Though several generations old and not the fastest camera, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7, aka the A7, is a full-frame model for less than $1,000. Plus, it's far more compact than Nikon and Canon's newer and a lot more expensive dSLR versions. You'll also want ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:09 pm

International Business Times

Black Friday Camera Deals, Bundles At Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart
International Business Times
Sony - Alpha α6300 Mirrorless Camera, $999.99, save $380. Comes with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, a free 32GB memory card, 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor, built-in Wi-Fi and records movies in 4K HD. Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera, ...
Best camera deals UK: Top camera deals ahead of Black Friday 2017 from compact to DSLR and even 360Expert Reviews

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:30 pm

The Verge

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive
The Verge
Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it's dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we've wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact ...
Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash driveSlashGear

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Posted: November 16, 2017, 9:54 pm

Digital Trends

Canon EOS 77D review
Digital Trends
Based on our experience and long-term testing with these cameras, we were confident this new midrange DSLR would at least be a capable machine, and that's what we found in our Canon EOS 77D review. But does Canon really need this in its lineup?

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Posted: November 13, 2017, 6:57 pm

The Verge

Sony's new A7R III is a direct shot at Canon's full-frame throne
The Verge
Sony surprised the camera world this morning when it finally announced the new Sony A7R III, the long-rumored third iteration of one of the company's best digital mirrorless cameras. It ships in November, and will retail for $3,200, according to Sony ...
Comparing the Sony A7R III vs the Nikon D850, Canon 5D Mark IV & Fuji GFXimaging resource
α7R III with 35 mm full-frame image sensor | ILCE-7RM3 | Sony USSony

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Posted: October 25, 2017, 4:21 pm

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gizmochina (blog)

Samsung W2018 Flip Phone Will Launch December 1, Camera To Have F/1.5 Aperture
gizmochina (blog)
Although the Samsung W2018 won't sport dual rear cameras, rumor has it that it will be the first smartphone to have a camera with a F/1.5 aperture. The rear camera is said to be a 12MP sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera is available for selfies. From ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:14 pm

TmoNews

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30+, and T-Mobile Revvl Plus launch at T-Mo today
TmoNews
The LG V30+ is largely similar to the LG V30 that launched earlier this year, offering specs like a 6-inch 2880×1440 display, 16MP standard rear camera with f/1.6 aperture and 13MP wide angle camera with f/1.9 aperture, Snapdragon 835, and 4GB of RAM.

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:34 pm

BGR India

Galaxy S9 Could Get Three Models, Big Camera Upgrade
Tom's Guide
The feature, which is typically found in digital-SLRs exclusively, reduces glare and reflections on the camera lens to create better-looking images. The move appears to be part of a broader effort by Samsung to make one of the most powerful and capable ...
Samsung Galaxy S9 to feature anti-glare cameras, Bluetooth AKG headset: ReportBGR India
Samsung Flip Phone Leaked On A Social Media SiteValueWalk
Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG G6Android Headlines
3G.co.uk -SlashGear -International Business Times, India Edition
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Posted: November 17, 2017, 2:00 pm

WTOP

Comparison: Google Pixel 2 XL vs. Samsung S8+
WTOP
16, 2017, photo, shows a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on display, in New York. Samsung is trying to move past last year's explosive Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking and lower battery ...
How the Google Pixel 2 XL compares to the Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphoneAZCentral.com
Google Pixel 2 XL Review: Making the best camera phone better in every wayInternational Business Times, India Edition

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:39 am

Forbes

Yi 360 Is A Xiaomi-Backed 360 Camera That Can Shoot In 5.7K Resolution
Forbes
The biggest selling point of the Yi 360 VR Camera is that it's priced at the consumer price point ($399) but has specs better than consumer grade: while most 360 cameras in this price range, including Samsung's Gear 360, can only shoot in 4k resolution ...

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:35 am

The Verge

OnePlus 5T announced with bigger screen, new camera system, and a headphone jack
The Verge
The Samsung-made display also impressed me. Having suffered through the tribulations of LG's OLED screens on the V30 and Pixel 2 XL, I was delighted to hear OnePlus had secured some of Samsung's superior panels for its new device. I like the color ...
How the OnePlus 5T Stacks Up to Its Smartphone CompetitionLifehacker
OnePlus 5T hands-on: Love the screen, good cameras so farCNET
The OnePlus 5T is here with a larger screen and even better dual camerasMashable
TrustedReviews -USA TODAY -TNW
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Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:08 pm

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Digital Trends

Fujifilm X-E3 review
Digital Trends
Fujifilm's X-E-series cameras have always been the affordable alternatives to the flagship X-Pro models, and with the new X-E3, we finally have a proper sidekick to the X-Pro2. The $899 rangefinder-style camera is actually the fourth in the series ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:49 pm

The Verge

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive
The Verge
Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it's dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we've wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact ...

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Posted: November 16, 2017, 9:54 pm

Sports Video Group

NBC Sports Confident With SkyCam as Primary Game Camera for TNF
Sports Video Group
From a tech standpoint, each SkyCam WildCat system is equipped with Sony P1 camera and Fuji 18X5.5 zoom lens, and NBC Sports has worked with SkyCam and SMT to integrate SMT's 1st & Ten line into the SkyCam angle that viewers will see. Behind the ...

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Posted: November 16, 2017, 8:02 pm

Ubergizmo

Possible Schematics Of The Fujifilm X-A5 Revealed
Ubergizmo
Last year Fujifilm announced two new flagship mirrorless cameras that are top of the range as far as the company's X-series of cameras are concerned. This included the X-Pro2 and the X-T2. Both cameras have since receive some high praise, but ...

Posted: November 16, 2017, 11:15 am

Independent.ie

Tech Review: Canon's EOS M6 mirrorless camera is a good all-rounder but lacks the pizazz of rivals
Independent.ie
This is what Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus and Sony mirrorless cameras offer: all have an excellent lense range for their small mirrorless models. There is one other compromise that the EOS M6 makes, which is that it has no viewfinder. People who are used ...

Posted: November 16, 2017, 2:32 am

Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)

Is Fujifilm soon to announce three new cameras?
Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)
Fujifilm could be set to announce three new cameras, according to recently filed registration records. The Japanese blog Nokoshita, which typically scans such agencies for new filings, found three new camera registrations from Fujifilm in Asia. No ...

Posted: November 12, 2017, 8:04 am

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Panasonic
NDTV
The Panasonic P91 is powered by 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the ...
Panasonic P91 launched priced at Rs 6,490; from features to specs ...Financial Express
Panasonic: News, Photos, Latest News Headlines about Panasonic - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
Smartphone: Latest News, Videos, Slideshows & Photos | Gadgets NowGadgets Now

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Posted: November 16, 2017, 8:30 am

IllinoisHomePage.net

Businessman gets companies to donate cameras
IllinoisHomePage.net
"Really, in my time with the company, we haven't." But, after a school shooting at Mattoon High School, Razberi Technologies and Panasonic are giving the school cameras and storage. Regional Panasonic rep Wendy Stemic says asking her bosses for the ...

Posted: November 15, 2017, 4:54 pm

4k

Panasonic's New Lumix G9 4K Camera Offers 80MP Photos & Is An Absolute Beast
4k
Panasonic has just introduced the new Lumix G9, their latest flagship model that boasts a combination of speed, extremely high-resolution pictures and durability. The Lumix G9 camera provides photographers with the ultimate combination of image quality ...
Panasonic's Lumix G9 packs big images into a smaller bodyPickr (blog)

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Posted: November 14, 2017, 8:36 am

Forbes

Panasonic's New Lumix G9 Super-Fast Wildlife-Friendly Camera: Hands-On Review
Forbes
When Compact System Cameras, also known as mirrorless because they replaced the mirror prism that give Single Lens Reflex cameras their name with an electronic viewfinder, the new system was regarded as an inferior upstart. The CSC was smaller and ...

Posted: November 12, 2017, 11:30 pm

HuffPost

Panasonic Lumix G9 Announced | A High End Stills Camera
HuffPost
Panasonic just announced the Lumix G9, an entirely new micro four thirds camera aimed at high end photographers. While it shares quite a bit in common with the Panasonic GH5, the G9 brings some new features, some very similar to the Sony A9, for what ...
Panasonic Lumix G9 hands-on review: A blisteringly fast camera packed with advanced featuresThe Independent
Panasonic's Lumix G9 is a promising Sony lookalikeThe Verge
iPhone X 4K Video Tested Against the Panasonic GH5Fstoppers
TechRadar -CNET -9to5Mac -YouTube
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Posted: November 9, 2017, 4:31 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

Panasonic Unveils the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power OIS
PetaPixel (blog)
The system can work hand-in-hand with the 6.5-stop in-body stabilization in Panasonic's Lumix mirrorless cameras as part of a Dual I.S. system. Specs of the lens include 15 elements in 13 groups, a triple linear motor with a 240fps sensor drive, and a ...

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Posted: November 8, 2017, 7:22 pm

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Sony RX0 review
Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)
Sony has been a dominant force in the broadcast industry for decades, and when it joined the digital imaging market the company carried on its tradition of innovation. The Sony Alpha 7S was the first camera from Sony to really blend the worlds of ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:43 pm

CNET

The 10 best Black Friday camera deals we've found so far
CNET
This is Sony's seasonal price for the camera, and it's a pretty sweet deal. Though several generations old and not the fastest camera, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7, aka the A7, is a full-frame model for less than $1,000. Plus, it's far more compact than Nikon ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:09 pm

Fstoppers

Sony Releases Imaging Edge: Software to Support Sophisticated Creative Work
Fstoppers
You can check Sony's list of supported devices to see if your camera will work with any or all of the programs that come in the software suite. Right now, the only Sony camera that supports all elements of this technology is the Sony a7R III as noted ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:25 am

SlashGear

Sony H3213 “Avenger” spotted on GFXbench with dual cameras
SlashGear
Despite the strong trend of smartphones with dual cameras, there are still some major OEMs that refuse to give into the hype, including Google, HTC, and Sony. That, however, might soon be changing, with HTC practically teasing its return to dual ...
Sony H3213 Avenger appears in benchmark with dual selfie camerasPhone Arena
Sony H3213 Avenger Benchmarked With Dual Front CamerasAndroid Headlines
Mysterious Sony smartphone spotted on GFXBench with dual front-facing camerasFirstpost
Deccan Chronicle -Digit -Android Authority (blog) -GFXBench
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Posted: November 15, 2017, 9:17 am

TechRadar

Sony Australia's new Xmas promo offers $500 gift cards with its best camera gear
TechRadar
It's sale season, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner – a great time to get your Christmas shopping done. Sony Australia, however, is not waiting for those big sales to come round and has already launched its Christmas campaign.

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Posted: November 15, 2017, 1:10 am

PetaPixel (blog)

Sony a7R III: The Star Eater is No More
PetaPixel (blog)
Sony's latest mirrorless cameras have incredible specs and glowing reviews, but astrophotographers have been complaining about a “star eater” issue in which stars are mistaken for noise and removed from long exposure photos. There's some good news, ...
Sony A7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched in India: Price ...NDTV

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Posted: November 14, 2017, 7:19 pm

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Best Nikon Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2017: Black Friday Dealer Publishes List of Top Deals
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Nikon manufacture a range of popular DSLR cameras and compact digital cameras. Their entry level Nikon D3400 is an update to the popular Nikon D3300 and is noted for its ease of use. With a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, 1080p video capability and a fixed 3" ...

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 10:03 pm

CNET

The 10 best Black Friday camera deals we've found so far
CNET
This is Sony's seasonal price for the camera, and it's a pretty sweet deal. Though several generations old and not the fastest camera, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7, aka the A7, is a full-frame model for less than $1,000. Plus, it's far more compact than Nikon ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:09 pm

Digital Trends

29-year company vet takes the reins as Nikon Inc.'s Americas region president
Digital Trends
Nikon says the president and CEO is responsible for leading efforts in marketing, customer satisfaction and product development for the region. The global company is currently restructuring to create a more stable organization as camera sale trends ...

Posted: November 16, 2017, 8:58 pm

PetaPixel (blog)

10 Nikon D5 Cameras Just Arrived on the ISS - PetaPixel
PetaPixel (blog)
Earlier this year, NASA ordered 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLR cameras. Now, 10 of them have just landed at the International Space Station as part of the OA-8 ...
NASA Launches Ten Unmodified Nikon D5 Cameras to Resupply ...Fstoppers
10 Nikon D5 cameras to reach International Space Station today ...Camera Jabber (press release) (blog)
Nikon D5 takes its first journey into space: First of the 53 D5 cameras ...imaging resource

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Posted: November 14, 2017, 10:26 pm

imaging resource

Fashionable film: Stylish Elbaflex Nikon-mount 35mm analog SLR ...
imaging resource
If you have any old Nikon-mount film lenses you'd like to get more use out of, a new Kickstarter campaign from Ihagee may well be of interest. The German and ...
Ihagee Elbaflex is a New Nikon F Mount Film Camera ...PhotographyBLOG (blog)

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Posted: November 14, 2017, 8:04 pm

Nikkei Asian Review

Nikon Coolpix W300 Review: Best Deep-Diving Waterproof Camera
Tom's Guide
Nikon's waterproof camera can dive as deep as 100 feet, twice as far as the competition.
Nikon exits Brazil as digital camera cutbacks continue- Nikkei Asian ...Nikkei Asian Review

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Posted: November 6, 2017, 8:56 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
✅ Christopher Frost ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/christop…
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✅ Jared Polin ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin
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✅ Matt Granger ➜ https://www.youtube.com/user/thatniko…
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✅ 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…
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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!

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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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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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