toggle

AAPL Stock: 110.84 ( -1.5 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Ricoh launches ruggedized, waterproof WG-4, WG-20 cameras

updated 07:27 am EST, Thu February 6, 2014

Ruggedized Ricoh compacts waterproof at depth of 45 feet for two hours

Ricoh has launched a trio of cameras designed for outdoor use, following in the footsteps of the WG-3. The ruggedized WG-4, WG-4 GPS, and the WG-20 are all compact cameras offering IPX8 waterproofing to 14 meters (45 feet) for up to two hours, 10 meters (32 feet) for the WG-20, as well as being dust-proof, shock-resistant, able to survive a weight of up to 100kg (220lb), and resistant to temperatures as low as -10 Centigrade (14 Fahrenheit).

Ricoh WG-4
Ricoh WG-4


Both the WG-4 and WG-4 GPS have a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with an extended ISO range of up to 6400. Its four-times zoom lens offers a 35mm equivalent of 25mm to 100mm medium telephoto coverage, and a maximum aperture of F2.0, with a dual shake reduction system and six macro lights to help with clear shots. A total of 29 shooting modes are provided, including 16 scene modes and full HD video recording with a high-speed function, along with a rear 3-inch LCD display. The WG-4 GPS also includes a GPS module for position logging, monitoring pressure and altitude, and a compass.

Ricoh WG-20
Ricoh WG-20


The WG-20 opts for a lesser 14-megapixel sensor, but offers a 5x optical zoom, and a digital microscope system. Just as with the WG-4, it has a group of five macro lights around the lens, triple anti-shake protection, a rear 2.7-inch display, video recording at 1280x720, face detection and self-portrait assistance, 16 scene modes, and 12 digital filters.

Shipping in March, the WG-20 will cost $200, with the WG-4 and WG-4 GPS priced at $330 and $380 respectively.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented