Ricoh http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/news en-GB The Pentax K-S1 is a striking DSLR for sharp snapshots http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-s1-striking-dslr-sharp-snapshots/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its illuminated body might have minor practical benefit, but the K-S1 is a head-turner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k-s1-silver.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what&rsquo;s the deal with the lights on the grip?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s what Ricoh is calling &ldquo;an innovative illumination interface system.&rdquo; Effectively, the lights shine green when taking photographs, but turn red when shooting video.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the benefit of that?</strong><br />We suppose it allows you to see at a glance which setting you left the camera on, or maybe allow camera-savvy bystanders to know if they&rsquo;re being filmed or captured in stills. But really, it&rsquo;s just kind of cool-looking and distinctive.</p> <p><strong>Just like the colour schemes then.</strong><br />Indeed. The K-S1 launches in a dozen different style options, and while the black and white options look fairly common, others fall into the &ldquo;Fabric&rdquo; and &ldquo;Night Sky&rdquo; collections, delivering intriguing combos like Linen Brown and Denim Blue in the former and Dusk Gold and Moon Silver in the latter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is this a case of style over substance?</strong><br />We&rsquo;d wager not, considering the specs. This digital SLR looks like a winner, thanks to its new CMOS sensor with 20.12 effective megapixels, ultra-high ISO 51200 sensitivity, and a shutter speed of 1/6000 second. It&rsquo;s not quite as high-end as the K-3, but we gave that shooter <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review">a five-star rating</a> this past spring, so there&#39;s a recent legacy of quality here.</p> <p><strong>What else can I expect?</strong><br />The K-S1 has a 3in LCD display with a new, easier-to-use UI, plus if you use a Flucard for Pentax memory card, you can control the camera via an iOS and Android app - ideal for mounting the camera and snagging perfectly-considered shots.</p> <p><strong>When can I join the light-up camera revolution?</strong><br />Ricoh says the Pentax K-S1 will debut in mid-September at a price of &pound;549.99 for just the body. You can add in an SMC DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens for a bundle price of &pound;599.99, or drop &pound;679.99 to toss in yet another lens, an SMC DA L f4-5.6 AL 50-200mm AL.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/fully-charged-pentax-q-s1-launching-40-colour-pairings-bioshock-coming-ios-and-white-xbox-one">Fully Charged: Pentax Q-S1 launching with 40 colour pairings, BioShock coming to iOS, and the white Xbox One will finally reach consumers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-orange.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-black.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-blue.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-s1-striking-dslr-sharp-snapshots/news#comments Cameras Hot Stuff Pentax Ricoh System Cameras Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446029 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-3 http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This rugged DSLR has an abundance of pro features but a curious lack of cutting-edge camera whizz-bangery. Can it compete with the might of Nikon and Canon? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The modern DSLR is a 21st century toy, flinging pictures around your home via Wi-Fi, hooking up to smartphone apps and shooting camcorder-smashing full HD video. Not so the Pentax K-3.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,030.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1110 w/18-55mm WR lens </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Superb weatherproof build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Incredibly detailed pictures </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Built-in stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dual SD card slots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Average video skills </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lacks flip-out screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 is a superbly built camera, with a stainless-steel-and-magnesium-alloy body and 92 protective seals that make it more weatherproof than an otter in a wetsuit. It feels great in the hand, with a nicely sized grip, premium leather finish and loads of controls within easy reach. And while it&rsquo;s a little heavier than its direct rivals, we were too busy swooning over its rugged physique to care. Ahem.</p> <p>Controls are plentiful, with dedicated buttons for ISO, exposure compensation, white balance, metering, and AF mode. It&rsquo;s also packed with lovely little touches such as a depth of field preview integrated into the on/off switch, and a mode dial that&rsquo;s easily changed between fully lockable and always unlocked.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s even a button solely for switching image playback between the two SD card slots. In fact, the sheer volume of controls means you hardly ever need to hunt through on-screen menus, and that more than makes up for the fact that there&rsquo;s no touchscreen here.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a shame that the 3.2in screen doesn&rsquo;t flip out either &ndash; that&rsquo;s a genuinely useful feature that we&rsquo;ve come to rely on elsewhere &ndash; but otherwise it&rsquo;s a beauty: big, colourful and packing plenty of pixels. Finally, we should mention the excellent optical pentaprism viewfinder, which offers 100% coverage and which to this reviewer&rsquo;s eyes still beats an EVF any day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Pentax K-3 has plenty of controls" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-005.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Build quality is superb" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-004.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The K-3 is stuffed with useful features" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-002.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor</strong> - 24.3MP APS-C&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LCD</strong>&nbsp;- 3.2in, 1037k dots</p> <p><strong>ISO</strong> - 100-51200 </p><p><strong>Shutter speed </strong>- 1/8000-30 secs</p> <p><strong>Autofocus</strong> - 27 points (25 cross-type)</p> <p><strong>RAW shooting </strong>- yes (Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG formats)</p> <p><strong>Flash</strong> - yes (1/180 sync speed)</p> <p><strong>Video</strong> - 1080i@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - SD card slot (x2), USB3.0, HDMI-out</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight </strong>- 131.5x77.5x100mm, 715g (body only)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The K-3 is the latest in the growing line of cameras that ditches the anti-aliasing filter in order to improve picture quality. Don&rsquo;t know your anti-aliasing filter from your elbow? The box below explains what it is. Can&rsquo;t be bothered to read that? Well thanks very much. Anyway, the upshot is that with no anti-aliasing filter, pictures should be sharper. And they are.</p> <p>The K-3 uses a Sony-made 24.3MP APS-C sensor, which puts it on a par with the rival Nikon D7100 and just ahead of Canon&rsquo;s 70D in pure resolution terms, but that only tells half the story. Stills have bags of detail at low ISO levels, with rich colours and excellent contrast. And, in the right conditions, the sharpness on offer is something to behold. Having recently tested the Canon 70D, we have no trouble in proclaiming the K-3&rsquo;s pictures to be superior. It&rsquo;s marginal, sure, but there&rsquo;s something about the Pentax&rsquo;s shots that really appeals.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="426" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12991427114/in/set-72157642003845583/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>It&rsquo;s not quite so impressive at high ISOs, but shoot in RAW &ndash; or Adobe&rsquo;s DNG format, which is also available here &ndash; and that becomes less of a problem, with noise easily reduced in your processing software of choice. Really, noise is minimal up to ISO 1600, acceptable at 3200 and 6400 and clean-upable at 12800 and 25600. Even shots are 512000 are usable.</p> <p>Metering didn&rsquo;t seem to be quite so hot, with the K-3 consistently underexposing our pictures by a ⅓-⅔ of a stop. Still, it&rsquo;s not really a problem once you&rsquo;re aware of it &ndash; you just compensate by the appropriate amount.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Pentax K-3 has excellent dynamic range" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-metering-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="This crop again shows superb sharpness" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-sharpness-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Even at a high ISO of 12800 shots are usable" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-high-iso-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-what now? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The anti-alisaing filter sits in front of the image sensor to reduce the chances of unsightly moiré &ndash; where closely spaced lines interfere with each other to make a distracting pattern on your shot. The downside is that it slightly degrades sharpness, so it&rsquo;s becoming increasingly common for cameras to do away with it altogether.</p> <p>Moiré is less of a problem these days anyway, with today&rsquo;s high-resolution sensors rarely suffering from it. But in case the moiré monster does rear its head, the K-3 has a work-around in the form of two anti-aliasing simulator modes. These vibrate the sensor very slightly to simulate the effect that an actual anti-aliasing filter would have.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a clever solution, and one that we can see other manufacturers using in future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – in use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Autofocus is generally excellent on the K-3, with 27 focus points and plenty of options for setting autofocus zones or tracking subjects. It rarely misses its target, and locks on swiftly too. It&rsquo;s also impressive in low light, snapping on to a subject in conditions which would give many other cameras a headache.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once you&#39;ve locked on, you can fire off shots at up to 8.3fps for a total of 60 JPEGS or 23 RAW files - more than enough for most users, if not quite best in class.</p> <p>Things fall down a little when you switch to Live View. It&rsquo;s not terrible by any means, but there&rsquo;s no continuous autofocus and it&rsquo;s a little slow even in good light. Video is another area where it lags behind its main rivals. Again, there&rsquo;s no continuous autofocus as you&rsquo;d get on Canon&rsquo;s excellent 70D and if you want to shoot in full HD you&rsquo;ll have to make do with 60i or 30p fps footage, rather than the 60p you get on some rivals. Once again, it&rsquo;s far from terrible but neither is it the best on the market.</p> <p>But there are plenty of other plusses here. The dual SD card slots are massively helpful: you can set the camera to shoot JPEGs to one and RAW to the other, or stills to one and video to the other, or just snap away happily safe in the knowledge that you have two cards&rsquo; worth of space to fill. The weather-sealed body is similarly great for peace of mind; much of our testing was done in the UK&rsquo;s sodden winter and we never once worried about rain damage.</p> <p>And then there&rsquo;s the in-body image stabilisation: a huge bonus over Canon and Nikon, which both go for the lens-based system; not much use if your lens doesn&rsquo;t have it. We tested the K-3 with the superb 20-40mm f2.8 lens, but any of Pentax&rsquo;s extensive range of glass will feel the benefit of the 3.5-stops of shake-reduction.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentak K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-007.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERDICT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 is a serious camera that takes seriously good stills. It&rsquo;s packed with features to make your life easier, such as dual SD card slots, weatherproofing and in-body stabilisation and handles as well as any camera we&rsquo;ve ever used. </p> <p>If you&rsquo;re a video addict or are used to modern extras such as built-in Wi-Fi or a flip-out screen, you&rsquo;d be better looking at the Canon EOS 70D. But if all you really want from a camera is to take great pictures in almost any situation, the Pentax K-3 will do you proud.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-006.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 may not have all the latest bells and whistles, but as a stills shooter it&#39;s hard to beat</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review#comments Cameras Digital SLRs K-3 Pentax Ricoh System Cameras Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:52:20 +0000 Marc McLaren 1433167 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Ricoh GXR http://www.stuff.tv/gxr/icon-%E2%80%93-ricoh-gxr/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With interchangeable lenses and sensors, Ricoh’s customisable compact is just about the wackiest point-and-shoot on the market </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/icon-ricoh-gxr_0.jpg?1367424433" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_998.jpg?1367424433" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Hmm, it just looks like a regular point-and-shoot camera…</strong></p><p>Look closer, friend. The Ricoh GXR might appear run-of-the-mill at first glance but it’s the only camera that doesn’t let you just change the lens, it lets you change the sensor.</p><p><strong>Why would I want to do that?</strong></p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-ricoh-gxr </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gxr/icon-%E2%80%93-ricoh-gxr/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gxr/icon-%E2%80%93-ricoh-gxr/news#comments GXR Ricoh Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:48:49 +0000 Stephen Graves 420401 at http://www.stuff.tv Ricoh Ricoh GR Digital IV http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh-ricoh-gr-digital-iv/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A non-zooming snapper that offers an incredible level of manual control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="628" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ricoh-GR-Digital-IV-main_2.jpg?1373425076" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="446" height="293" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ricoh-GR-Digital-IV-2_2.jpg?1373425076" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="620" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ricoh-GR-Digital-IV-3_2.jpg?1373425076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ricoh GR Digital IV is aimed unashamedly at the clued-up enthusiast. It’s the compact you slip into your pocket when your hideously expensive DSLR just isn’t practical. And it excels at this, thanks to a wide f/1.9 aperture lens, lightning-fast autofocus and a range of tweakable shooting settings so vast that the average casual snapper will be sent running for their Polaroids.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £450.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ricoh GR Digital IV – image quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Ricoh can produce some excellent images, although given its price we’d expect that. Colour reproduction is accurate and noise levels are low at the bottom of the ISO range, so for outdoors and daytime use it's great. High ISO, low light shots don’t look quite so clean, with graininess showing up earlier than we'd like.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ricoh GR Digital IV – fixed lens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s not the most practical or versatile camera. The lens is fixed, with a focal length of 6mm (that’s 28mm in 35mm film terms) and lacks an optical zoom. Vdeo is non-HD and feels like a total afterthought, and there’s little in the way of bells and whistles, save a hotshoe for an external flash and an electronic spirit level for keeping photos level. </p> <p>Ricoh GR Digital IV – add-ons</p> <p>The hotshoe lets you bolt on an external flash – ideal for those murky, gloomy occasions when the pop-up effort just won’t reach far enough. The battery lasts for around 400 shots, and alongside it is a slot for SD, SDHC and Eye-Fi memory cards – but unlike its rivals, the Ricoh doesn’t support ultra-high capacity SDXC cards.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ricoh GR Digital IV – tweakables </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shutter nutters will love the customisable user interface, where you can set buttons to tweak settings and create three shooting modes from a huge array of options. Macro focus is also a real winner, allowing you to snap subjects as close as 1cm from the lens. It focuses more swiftly than most and produces incredibly sharp, popping shots.</p> <p>The GR Digital IV is good for purists but it’s not the all-rounder it could be.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Clued-up shooters will appreciate the scope for control, but versatility isn’t its strong suit</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ricoh-ricoh-gr-digital-iv </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh-ricoh-gr-digital-iv/review#comments Cameras Ricoh Ricoh GR Digital IV Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:33:16 +0000 Tony Horgan 420277 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax snapped up by Ricoh for a cool £77 million http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/pentax-snapped-ricoh-cool-%C2%A377-million/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giant deal sees Pentax handed over by lens-maker Hoya </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="374" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pentax67ii-CameraHandGrip_0.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3281.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ricoh is looking to increase its position in the interchangeable lens camera market by buying Pentax for £77 million from its current owners Hoya. Pentax’s interchangeable lens technology and market experience should be a welcome addition to Ricoh’s expansion plans which should go ahead after the dotted line is officially signed in October. What does this mean for us consumers? Well, it’s early days yet but hopefully a new tree of innovation will grow from the acquisition resulting in more competition, better choices and lower prices for us all around. Snap-happy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-snapped-up-by-ricoh-for-a-cool-%C2%A377-million </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/pentax-snapped-ricoh-cool-%C2%A377-million/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/pentax-snapped-ricoh-cool-%C2%A377-million/news#comments Ricoh Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:43:07 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416853 at http://www.stuff.tv Ricoh CX5 http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-cx5/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small camera, big zoom – but what does the Ricoh offer that rivals don&#039;t? A speedy new autofocus, that&#039;s what </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="1102" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CX5_black_right_open_0.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="801" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CX5_pink_right_open.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="801" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CX5_silver_right_open.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="801" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CX5_black_back_close.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="444" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CX5_black_top_close.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="753" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CX5_black_front_open.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/P3140008.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/P3140002.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ricoh might not be the la-di-da big name in the camera world, but it has been turning out lovely compact snappers for years – and this new superzoom is no exception.</p> <p>The fifth model in the CX series, the CX5 (see what they did there?) looks much the same as its predecessors: matte black exterior and large retractable lens on the front. With a brick-like metal construction and ultra-sharp 3-inch 920,000-pixel screen, there’s much to admire here: and the whole thing can be slipped into your jeans pocket without causing too much discomfort.</p> <p><strong>Maze of menus</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £260.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A solid, dependable and versatile superzoom compact, but doesn't do enough to outshine big name rivals</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ricoh-cx5 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-cx5/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-cx5/review#comments Cameras CX5 Ricoh Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:57:03 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 415976 at http://www.stuff.tv Ricoh CX3 http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-cx3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ricoh’s latest compact packs a new sensor promising low-light loveliness. Is it the ultimate ‘night out’ compact? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="507" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/RicohCX3front.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="643" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/RicohCX3back.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ricoh might not be the fanciest name in digital cameras, but the firm’s latest point-and-shooter shows the boys from Japan are more than capable of turning out fantastic cameras.</p> <p>First impressions aren’t great. The Ricoh CX3 is an unassuming black slab that’s just slightly too chunky to feel comfy in your trouser pocket. But look past the dour exterior and there’s plenty to get excited about.</p> <p><strong>New CMOS sensor</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A low-light maestro with plenty more besides, but may be a little too heavyweight for some </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ricoh-cx3 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-cx3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-cx3/review#comments Cameras CX3 Ricoh Fri, 05 Mar 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14161 at http://www.stuff.tv Ricoh GXR http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-gxr/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forget just changing lenses – the GXR is all about changing the whole lens-and-sensor combo, making this a camera for all seasons. But is it a gimmick too far? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="760" height="520" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ricoh_gxr.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2478" height="1842" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ricoh_GXR_BACK.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ultimate compact camera is something of a holy grail for photographers. Pocket-sized shooters just can’t live with the image quality of the DSLR big boys, but Ricoh could just have hit on the answer with the GXR, offering the chance to not only change the lens, but the sensor as well.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £420.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Capable of awesome results with the right lens unit, but inconsistency and a high price tag pop it into a small niche </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ricoh-gxr </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-gxr/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-gxr/review#comments Cameras GXR Ricoh Fri, 22 Jan 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13935 at http://www.stuff.tv Ricoh Caplio R7 http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-caplio-r7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ricoh may not be one of the big camera names, but when it comes to small snappers it offers excellent value for money. Can this 8MP live up to this pedigree? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1280" height="742" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/r7frontk_0.jpg?1364300417" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a world packed with megapixel monsters it’s tough for manufacturers to differentiate their products from the competition by using this measure. So the eight on offer here is the same as can be found on many sub-£100 snappers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £230.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Megapixels are a plenty, but the real selling point here is that impressive lens. It’s just a shame that some noise issues cloud matters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ricoh-caplio-r7 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-caplio-r7/review#comments Cameras Caplio R7 Ricoh Wed, 12 Sep 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7556 at http://www.stuff.tv Ricoh Caplio GX8 http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-caplio-gx8/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The GX8 comes with an aperture-priority mode and full manual. And, in macro mode, it can focus right down to 1cm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1252" height="753" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ricohcaplio_gx8_0.jpg?1364300873" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The GX8 gives you such a lot for your money, you feel mean when you start picking holes in it. </p> <p>It has plenty to offer: the 28-85mm equivalent zoom covers the perfect focal range – much better than the 35-105mm equivalent you usually get – and there’s a high level of photographic control too. </p> <p>As well as full auto, you get an aperture-priority mode and full manual. And, in macro mode, the GX8 can focus right down to 1cm. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Caplio GX8 does everything except 'feel' right. It has a high level of photographic control but image quality is so-so, kind of like the build quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/ricoh-caplio-gx8 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-caplio-gx8/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ricoh/ricoh-caplio-gx8/review#comments Cameras Caplio GX8 Ricoh Mon, 18 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1826 at http://www.stuff.tv RIP: 7 megapixel compacts http://www.stuff.tv/caplio-gx8/rip-7-megapixel-compacts/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7MP compacts? Pah! Ours is already on eBay - we want an 8MP job like this slinky new Ricoh GX8. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1875001bcmn_23.jpg?1364476024" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You gotta love a press release that starts: Northampton. 2005. After the N-word you know you're in for a treat, and Ricoh's new GX8 doesn't disappoint. It shoots 8.24MP snaps, which comfortably beats 7MP rivals such as Casio's EX-Z750 and Sony DSC-P200 for sheer image size. The other big fuss here is the wide-angle lens, a feature that Ricoh's become something of an expert in. If you've not used one before, it basically makes it easy to shoot big subjects - such as an elephant strolling down the street - at a short distance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/stuff/rip-7-megapixel-compacts </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/caplio-gx8/rip-7-megapixel-compacts/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/caplio-gx8/rip-7-megapixel-compacts/news#comments Caplio GX8 Ricoh Fri, 29 Apr 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 311 at http://www.stuff.tv