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Ricoh Introduces WG-50 Rugged Compact Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

24 May 2017

Ricoh has announced its $275.95 WG-50 rugged compact waterproof performance down to 14m, shockproof falls from a height of 1.6m, a freezeproof design to temperatures as low as -10 degrees and crushproof against weights up to 100 kilogram force. The new model also sports Outdoor View Setting mode to instantly change the brightness of the LCD for better outdoor visibility.

Ricoh has dropped the "W" designation for WiFi in favor of incorporating WiFi in the base model. So there's only the WG-50 model with WiFi.


Highlights of the WG-50 include:

  • 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor
  • Wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent)
  • 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dots and wide-angle viewing with anti-reflective coating
  • Adventure-proof and suitable for almost any environment
  • Waterproof to 39 feet
  • Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet
  • Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 pound-force
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 14 degrees F
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 14 degrees F
  • Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments
  • Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses six macro LEDs
  • Instant Illmination Enhance feature
  • Widescreen 1080p HD at 30 frames per second
  • WiFi connection to support remote operation using smartphones
  • Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images
  • Capture perfect portraits with fast Face Detection technology, Smile Capture and Blink Detection
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional Pentax infrared remote control
  • High-speed Face Detection function to capture as many as 32 faces in focus in approximately 0.03 seconds
  • Pet detection function to automatically detect the face of a cat or dog


Ricoh said the new model would be available in June in both black and orange models for $249.99. Adorama is accepting pre-orders now.

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