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Here you will find blog-posts with the latest Ricoh related news, rumors and updates published at the main blog. In addition, you can find links to our Ricoh related updates on these dedicated mini-sites:

+ Deals & Specials: all Ricoh brand deals or filtered by Ricoh GXR gear (cameras, sensor+lens blocks, etc)
+ Lens Reviews: no lenses (the sensor+lens blocks are included in the Camera Reviews below)
+ Camera Reviews: all major Ricoh cameras or filtered by Ricoh GXR
+ Pre-Orders & Stock Status: none at this time

New Pentax elementproof WG-series cameras now under the Ricoh brand: WG4, WG4 GPS and WG20 (with optional mounting system to compete with GoPros and other action cameras), February 5, 2014
The Pentax WG-series of elementproof cameras is now under the Ricoh brand name. Pentax-Ricoh has announced three new WG-series cameras today, the WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG-20. The 4s have CMOS sensors while the 20 has a CCD sensor. But... Continue

Ricoh GXR system discontinued in the UK (and maybe elsewhere), January 9, 2014
In an interview with Amateur Photographer UK (AP UK) at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, a Ricoh UK director told AP UK that the Ricoh GXR system is discontinued in the UK market and perhaps elsewhere as well. This is... Continue

New limited edition green-themed Ricoh GR to be available in 5,000 units, October 21, 2013
If you love green-themed cameras, keep on reading! Ricoh has announced a limited edition (5,000 units worldwide will be produced) of the Ricoh GR (APS-C) with a green-dominated color scheme. This is not loud and obnoxious green, but a more... Continue

Ricoh's 360 degree camera gets an official name and an official price and a handful of hands-on previews, September 6, 2013
The Ricoh 360-degree camera you may recall seeing paraded in earlier trade shows is now an official product! It is the Ricoh Theta, a scifi name of sorts not of the directed-by-Michael-Bay kind. An accompanying app comes with it. Samples... Continue

New Camera Announcement (tape delayed): Ricoh HZ15 compact-zoom (16mp, 15x optical), September 2, 2013
From the Tape Delayed New Camera Announcements department, Ricoh revealed a new compact-zoom under the Ricoh brand, the HZ15, featuring a 16mp sensor and a 15x optical zoom lens starting at 24mm eq (24-360mm eq) with sensor-shift image stabilization. No... Continue

Now shipping: Ricoh GR (APS-C) for $800 at multiple dealers, August 31, 2013
Ricoh GR (APS-C) chasers, this is your day! The camera is now in-stock for $800 with free shipping at and by various well-known 3rd-party sellers at Amazon (OneCall, Murphy's, Precision). You can thank for the price dropping to... Continue

In-stock nao: Ricoh GR (APS-C) for $800 [update: in-stock at more retailers], August 5, 2013
Quick, get authorization from the spouse CFO! The Ricoh GR (APS-C) is now in-stock and ready to go at its starting price of $800 at Adorama and Amazon (via Beach Camera) and B&H Photo... See the bigger picture at Stock... Continue

(SOLD OUT) In-stock nao: Ricoh GR (APS-C) for $800, August 3, 2013
As of a 8/4/13 recheck, this is now sold out once again... For future updates,check the Stock Status Site... Research the camera with the Ricoh GR reviews list or research competing models with the Big Sensor Primes review list... Here... Continue

In-stock nao: Ricoh GR (APS-C) for $800, July 30, 2013
We updated the Stock Status site and we have some good news if you are trying to get the Ricoh GR (APS-C) [reviews]. It is in-stock for $800 at Adorama (both the product page and adding it to cart do... Continue

New estimate: Ricoh GR (APS-C) in-stock August 1st, July 24, 2013
If you are chasing the new Ricoh GR (APS-C) [reviews], we have some good news for you at the Stock Status site! The new in-stock estimate at B&H Photo is August 1st in 2013, while the latest update at Adorama... Continue

Pentax and Ricoh divide up the brand names, July 2, 2013
What's in a name you ask? Pentax and Ricoh announced their new naming strategy, in the post Ricoh takeover of Pentax era. The Pentax brand name will be used for DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras while the Ricoh name will... Continue

Impact review: Ricoh GR (APS-C) at dpreview, June 20, 2013
The time has come for the Ricoh GR (APS-C) big sensor prime to face the judge, jury, and pixel-peepers at dpreview with an 18-page review which includes two pages of comparisons with the Nikon A. If you are in a... Continue

Impact review (comparative): Ricoh GR vs Nikon A at, June 19, 2013
The most interesting of the most recent camera reviews that went live is a comparative review of the Ricoh GR (APS-C) and the Nikon A, published from the perspective of a Ricoh GR review, at A total of 16... Continue

ISO comparison: Leica X Vario T107 vs Nikon A vs Ricoh GR vs Canon G1x vs Leica X2, June 17, 2013
Pixel-peeping time! Wipe the monitors clean, fire up the kettle/coffeemaker/vending-machine, Focus Numerique has published their standard ISO comparison for the Leica X Vario Type 107 with featured comparisons between it and the Ricoh GR, Nikon A, Canon G1x (the closest... Continue

(SOLD OUT) Ricoh GR (APS-C) In-stock for $830 (two left) [updated], June 4, 2013
As of a 8:25pm ET recheck, this sold-out... For future updates, check the Stock Status site. As of 6:36pm ET, the price increased by $10... As of 5:34pm ET 5:24pm ET, there are two three Ricoh GRs in-stock by Ace... Continue


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