4 New Pentax Prototypes for CES 2015

Ricoh Imaging to Showcase Exciting Lineup, Plus Reference Exhibit at CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2014

RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION will be showcasing their full line up of cameras, lenses, and accessories at the Internationally renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Ricoh Imaging, located at booth #13244 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for an interactive exhibit and demonstration of all that Ricoh Imaging has to offer. As part of this year’s display, RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce that it will exhibit four digital SLR camera products, as reference models during the show.

Overview of Upcoming Products

1. Lens-interchangeable K mount digital SLR camera (Model name: to be announced later)
・APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (23.5mm×15.6mm) (Market launch: Spring 2015 – tentative)

2. Interchangeable lens for K mount digital cameras (Model name: to be announced later)
・This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 18mm to 50mm
・Retracted structure adopted (Market launch: Spring 2015 – tentative)

3. Interchangeable lens for K mount digital cameras (Model name: to be announced later)
・High magnification super-telephoto zoom lens (Market launch: Not decided)

4. Interchangeable lens for K mount digital cameras (Model name: to be announced later)
・Large diameter telephoto zoom lens (Market launch: Not decided)

*Note: Model names, designs, specifications, and launch schedules are all tentative and subject to change without notice

In addition to the product under embargo, the Ricoh Imaging booth will be showcasing many of their award winning and quality products that both professionals and amateurs have come to expect.


PENTAX 645Z – Featuring an amazing 51.4 megapixels on a high-performance CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX 645Z assures super-high-resolution images with a stunningly realistic sense of depth combined with vivid colors and rich shadow detail. The resulting images feature a uniquely distinct look and an unmistakable brilliance that clearly differentiate professional photographers to their clients. The inclusion of a CMOS image sensor enables live view on a tiltable LCD panel while also making the 645Z the first and only camera in the medium-format category to offer video recording capabilities.

PENTAX K-3 – With unparalleled technology and specifications, the award winning PENTAX K-3 provides a standard of imaging performance and unsurpassed user-flexibility. The K-3 touts 24 mega-pixels in an APS-C sensor, continuous shooting at an incredible 8.3 frames per second, and the world’s first selectable anti-aliasing filter, providing the user with the ability to easily turn on or off the anti aliasing-functionality.

PENTAX K-S1 –  Building on the many technologies benchmarked in the company’s popular K-3 advanced DSLR, the K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity ISO 51200.  In addition, this model contains in-body shake reduction, an AA filter simulator, 100% field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder, and 5.4 frames per second shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed. Adding to the user experience is the camera’s unique flat field user interface, which integrates a back-lit LED selection dial, four-way navigation, and a bright 3” 921,000 dot LCD that breaks the tradition of the knobs and buttons found on traditional DSLR cameras.

360 Degree Cameras

Ricoh THETA – The Ricoh Theta is world’s first fully 360-degree, spherical imaging device which allows users to capture everything around them in the ultimate “selfie”. The newest THETA comes complete with video capability and amazing new body colors to capture the imagination.  The new THETA is an innovative leap toward changing the world of digital imaging and creating new ways to share the magic of photography with family and friends.

Compact System Cameras

PENTAX Q-S1 – The PENTAX Q-S1 is the latest addition to the popular PENTAX Q series of compact-sized, interchangeable-lens digital cameras. The camera is equipped with a wide range of features to make photography more enjoyable, including a 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor to deliver high-quality images, high-sensitivity shooting to a top sensitivity of ISO 12800, and a reliable shake-reduction system using a state-of-the-art gyro sensor. It also provides a variety of creative tools to add the desired filters with just a simple turn of a dial. The PENTAX Q-S1 creates more personalized, creative images easily and beautifully. There are four standard color combinations and an additional 36 body and grip colors taken straight from the runway, such as gold, khaki green, and charcoal black that can be ordered through the color to order service. The PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME lens color can also be chosen from five different options to make the entire imaging system even more desirable and eye-catching.

Compact Waterproof Cameras

WG-30w – Building on the heritage of the amazing adventure proof cameras in the WG series, the WG-30W comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and advanced smartphone support functions so one can easily browse through and download their adventures to share with family and friends. Designed to capture outdoor activities effortlessly, the WG-30W has a durable construction and a variety of outstanding features that make it ideal for those with an active lifestyle. In keeping with the tradition of the WG line, this new addition is lightweight and compact, yet tough enough to perform under a variety of outdoor conditions. The solid, airtight body is not only waterproof to an impressive depth of approximately 40 feet, but also shockproof from a height of 5 feet, crushproof against weights up to 220 pounds, and coldproof to temperatures as frigid as -10 degrees C.

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