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Vecnos IQUI camera wants to make sharing 360-degree photos a snap

Vecnos IQUI camera wants to make sharing 360-degree photos a snap

There has been less fuss lately about 360-degree cameras, perhaps due to restrictions placed not just on travel but even mass gatherings in some areas around the world. It is, however, in that world that Vecnos, spun from camera maker and imaging company Ricoh, is launching a new 360-degree camera. The Vecnos IQUI definitely won't be competing head-to-head with the likes of Insta360 in terms of features but its simplicity could actually be the key to its success.

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Ricoh GR III Street Edition debuts limited-edition style and new feature

Ricoh GR III Street Edition debuts limited-edition style and new feature

Ricoh's popular compact camera is getting a limited edition, with the GR III Street Edition promising exclusivity along with a splash of extra style. Based on the same GR III that proved a hit with reviewers last year, the Street Edition swaps the sober black styling of the original for a metallic gray finish instead, and then throws in an orange-yellow lens barrel ring accent.

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Ricoh’s new Vecnos brand will focus on 360-degree cameras

Ricoh’s new Vecnos brand will focus on 360-degree cameras

Ricoh is launching a subsidiary called Vecnos that will focus on 360-degree camera products, according to the company. The Vecnos brand will operate with quite a bit of independence from Ricoh, according to its new CEO Shu Ubukata. The brand will kick things off with a new 360-degree camera product that looks like a cross between a wand and a long, slender microphone.

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Ricoh Theta SC2 spherical camera packs 4K and Night View mode

Ricoh Theta SC2 spherical camera packs 4K and Night View mode

Ricoh has unveiled its new Theta SC2, a 360-degree camera targeting the entry-level market with both video and still image capabilities. The model features a simple rectangular design and is capable of capturing spherical images and video at up to 4K/30fps resolution. The company has packed multiple modes into the new Theta SC2, as well as an OLED screen and more.

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Ricoh GR III Review: Tiny camera, huge appeal

Ricoh GR III Review: Tiny camera, huge appeal

The smartphone may have replaced a dedicated camera for many, but the Ricoh GR III is here to remind us that's not universally the case. The latest in Ricoh's series of super-pocketable street shooters, it packs the highest resolution sensor yet - and, at $899, the highest price tag too.

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Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh Theta Z1 hands-on: A 360 camera with new focus

Ricoh has a new 360-degree camera, the Theta Z1, the new flagship of its range and promising significant improvements in image quality and usability. It also commands a premium price: $999, when the Theta Z1 goes on sale in a couple of months time. That may be too rich for consumers, which is a shame given the hardware on offer.

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Ricoh Theta Z1 ups the game with more megapixels, pro pricing

Ricoh Theta Z1 ups the game with more megapixels, pro pricing

Some might say that the VR market and even the 360-degree video market has already hit its peak. Things have seemingly slowed down and companies have grown a bit more silent. There are still some, however, who keep the fire burning. Having made the first consumer 360-degree camera way back in 2013, Ricoh continues to believe and invest in this market. Two years after its last flagship, the Theta V, a new torchbearer is long overdue and with the Theta Z1, Ricoh is raising the stakes in more ways than one.

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Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh has a pair of new super-rugged cameras, the WG-6 and G900, focused on those who don't have time or inclination to cosset their hardware. Each gets a 20-megapixel sensor surrounded by an integrated LED ring light, along with onboard GPS and 4K Ultra HD video recording.

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Ricoh GR III hands-on: Samples from street photography’s new star

Ricoh GR III hands-on: Samples from street photography’s new star

Ricoh knew it had a hit on its hands when it previewed the Ricoh GR III back at Photokina 2018. Even without a full spec list, lacking a price, and with nobody outside of the company even having their hands on the camera, those in-the-know about street photography were already declaring their love.

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Ricoh GR III promises to deliver no-compromise compact camera

Ricoh GR III promises to deliver no-compromise compact camera

The term “compact” almost always implies some sort of compromise being made for the sake of portability. That doesn’t always have to be the case, especially in an age where components are getting smaller and smaller. Perhaps thanks to those advancements, Ricoh is able to promise the “ultimate street photography camera” that will be the GR III. Unfortunately, it won’t tell anything else until Photokina 2018 starts this week.

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Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-1 Mark II, the newest flagship in its K-Series lineup. This model offers the same 35mm Full Frame sensor as the first generation, but improves certain features including low-light performance. The Mark II model is rugged and weather-resistant, sporting a compact body, a 36.4-megapixel sensor, high-grade dust removal, and more.

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Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh's Theta V may not be the only 360-degree camera on the market, but come the spring it could have a big advantage over rivals. That's when the Ricoh Theta V Partner Program will launch, the company has announced today at CES 2018, opening the door for third-party apps to run directly on its Android-based camera.

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