Last October 24, 2018, Ricoh Imaging Europe S.A.S announced the launch of its latest waterproof camera, the RICOH WG-60. It’s lightweight, compact, water and shock proof, and red.
Here’s what you need to know about the newest digital camera to make a splash in the market today:
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It is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freeze-proof
Considered as one of the best outdoor cameras out there, the RICOH WG-60 has all the features that you need to shoot even in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions. Its solid, airtight body makes it waterproof up to a depth of 14 meters and can be used continuously underwater for two hours. It is also dustproof, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters and freeze-proof for up to -10 degrees Celsius. The RICOH WG-60 also boasts of an impressive crush-proof quality, as it can bear weights of up to 100 kilogram force on top of it and still perform excellently.
It has pretty impressive camera features
While the RICOH WG-60 isn’t the best one out there in terms of camera quality, it still has pretty impressive shooting features by normal camera standards. The camera has a 16-megapixel resolution and a built-in 5x zoom lens with a top sensitivity of ISO 6400. It is also equipped with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which gives it low noise characteristics, high sensitivity and high speed read out of image data signals.
Although the camera’s lens can only focus down to just 1mm, it has six tiny LED lamps that can also be used as a torch to illuminate images. The RICOH WG-60 also boasts of its Handheld Night Snap mode that automatically captures several images of the same lowlight scene to produce one blur-free image.
It has excellent lens with wide-angle coverage
The RICOH WG-60’s built in 5x zoom lens covers focal lengths ranging from 5mm to 25mm to accommodate different subjects and scenes, especially landscapes. It also has macro mode for close-up images, an intelligent zoom function that extends its range to approximately 36 times while maintaining image quality and interval-shooting mode perfect for fixed-point observation.
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It has good underwater shooting mode
The RICOH WG-60 has underwater and underwater movie shooting modes that deliver sharp images captured underwater. These modes enhance shades of red that are lost in underwater photography while compensating for the loss of contrast in the water. The camera also has a Flash Off + Flash On option in underwater mode. This allows the user to capture two images consecutively, one with a flash and one without.
Other Must-Know Features:
Shutter Speeds: ¼-1/4000sec
Movie Resolution: Full HD at 30fps, Standard HD at 30 or 60fps
LCD Screen: 2.7in 230k dots
Memory: SDxC card slot
RICOH WG-60 Availability and Price
The RICOH WG-60 is definitely making outdoor photography enthusiasts giddy as it is set to be released in the UK market mid-November 2018. It will be sold for £250 and will come in black and red colors. Unfortunately, the RICOH WG-60 will not be sold in the United States just yet.