Category Archives: Ricoh

The latest patents from Ricoh, Olympus, Canon and Fuji

  → Ricoh continues to file lens patents for a camera with a small sensor: 6mm f/1.8 lens designed for a 1.5″ sensor and 16mm f/1.4 lens designed for a 2/3″ sensor.    → Olympus filed a patent for a camera lens module for smart phones (similar to the Sony QX series) → Olympus got a […]

Ricoh 6mm f:1.8 lens patent
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New Ricoh Theta 360 degree camera announced

Ricoh announced a new version of their Theta 360-degree camera. Here are the specifications:

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What else is new?

→ Canon announced EOS C100 Mark II cinema EOS camera with dual pixel CMOS AF (press release): Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor + EF mount 1920×1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF23.98 Built-in dual pixel CMOS AF hardware AVCHD + MP4 recording Dual SDHC/SDXC media card slots HDMI output with timecode & Canon log ISO 320 to […]

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The latest patents from Canon, Panasonic, Tamron and Ricoh

Here is an update on the latest patents since my last post:

switchable aspect tripod head patent
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Ricoh announces new WG-30w “adventure” camera with Wi-Fi capability

Just a month after the WG-M1 announcement, Ricoh came out with another “adventure” camera: the WG-30w is available in two colors and costs $276.95. Here are the camera’s main features:

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What else is new?

Few other Photokina announcements that went under the radar: → Fujifilm also announced a new Instax Wide 300 instant film camera and different colors for the Instax Mini 8 (raspberry and grape) and Instax Mini 90 (in brown). → Sony announced the world’s first 35mm full frame lens with power zoom capability: FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 […]

Ricoh G800 dust impact water and chemical resistant compact camera
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Ricoh WG-M1 “adventure” camera officially announced

The already leaked Ricoh WG-M1 “adventure” camera is now officially announced. For pricing and availability check B&H, Adorama or Amazon (info not available at the time this post was published). Here are the detailed technical specifications:

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