It might look like a colourful ladies’ razor, the kind of thing you’d use as a stocking filler to bulk out your missus’ presents on Christmas Day. You’d be grossly mistaken. This simple-looking device is capable of capturing a spherical panoramic image in an instant at the mere click of a button. What’s more, you … Continue reading Going full circle with the Ricoh Theta M15
If you’re the adventurous type and like to keep a track of your exploits you’ll know that regular digital cameras and smartphones don’t quite cut the mustard. Enter the action cam – an ultra-ruggedized alternative that’s guaranteed to stand up to the hardiest of punishments, and enter Ricoh with the WG-M1, the latest to hit … Continue reading Ricoh WG-M1 storms into the action cam market
It may look like a Wii controller, but this sleek and stylish handheld device is actually a significant consumer first. Unveiled late last month by Ricoh at Berlin’s IFA electronics fair, it is the first mass-produced fully spherical camera, simultaneously taking images through two 180-degree lenses and delivering remarkable results. The system works through a … Continue reading Review Round-Up: Ricoh’s THETA spherical camera
Ricoh has updated its premium compact camera, from the GR Digital III to the – surprise surprise – GR Digital IV. So what’s new about the latest model? Well, Ricoh has updated its image processors, and introduced an image stabilisation system to help prevent camera shake. Its autofocus speed should also be faster thanks to … Continue reading Is the GR Digital IV camera worth the price?
It was about eight months ago when I reviewed the CX5’s predecessor, the CX4 – and as I pulled the latest release out of the box, I did a double-take as I thought I’d seen this camera already. Body wise, there is little to distinguish the two of them. The CX5 is a bit dearer … Continue reading Is five better than four? Ricoh CX5 review
Okay, this made me look twice. Reading about the latest camera out of the Ricoh stable, my eyes were drawn to the section of the press release that said it featured cooking and golf swing modes. I know we’re always joking that some gadgets can do pretty much everything except the washing up, but I … Continue reading Ricoh CX5: A camera that can cook dinner? No but it’s speedy and has excellent zoom
At first glance, the Ricoh CX4 looks like your average compact camera. My review sample came in a rather uninspiring black, but search online and you’ll be able to buy it in a rather more fetching pink or silver. However, it is compact and has smooth edges, which make it easy to slip into a … Continue reading Ricoh CX4 review: Miniaturise your world
‘Tis the season to be snap happy, according to camera giants Nikon, Ricoh and Olympus. They’ve all prepared new cameras for launch this Autumn, giving us all plenty of time to master the new lens’ before the annual family Christmas photo-a-thon. Ricoh CX4 The CX4 is a lot more rounded than Ricoh’s previous compacts – … Continue reading Round Up: Ricoh CX4, Olympus FE 5050 and Nikon D3100