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Ricoh Announces WG-70 Rugged Digicam Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

4 February 2020

Ricoh has announced the Ricoh WG-70, a durable, lightweight and waterproof digicam with a 5x optical zoom lens that starts from 28mm and a large, LCD monitor. The 16-megapixel sensor is coupled with a high-performance imaging engine for high resolution stills and video.

The WG-70 adds a digital microscope mode that can be used with the camera's six-LED macro lights for magnified close-up images with some depth. It also features an underwater shooting mode that optimizes color, contrast and white balance and a new digital Cross Processing effect option.


Highlights of the WG-70 include:

  • 16-Mp 1/2.3.0-inch BSI CMOS sensor
  • Ricoh 5x optical zoom lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Water, crush, shock, freeze, dustproof


Specifications for the WG-70 include:

Sensor 16-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
Viewfinder None
Monitor 2.7-inch 230,000-dot LCD
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Flash Built-in
Movie Full HD up to 29.97p
Built-in stereo mic
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B
Power D-LI92 rechargeable lithium-ion, 3.7 VDC, 770 mAh

Focal Length 5mm to 25mm (28mm to 140mm in 35mm)
Zoom 5x optical
7.2x digital (36x combined)
Autofocus Yes


Ricoh said the WG-70 will be available mid-March in black or orange for $279.95. B&H is now accepting pre-orders.

Ricoh Announces Newest Ultra-Rugged Digital Compact Camera in Its Acclaimed WG Series

Ricoh WG-70 features advanced shooting modes for underwater and macro photography, high-definition video

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. has announced the Ricoh WG-70, a durable, lightweight and waterproof compact digital camera that produces super-high resolution photos and high-definition video. Equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage and a large, outdoor-friendly wide-frame LCD monitor, the new model in the rugged WG series makes it easy to capture a range of images -- from eye-catching close-ups to sweeping landscapes -- in extreme conditions, both on land and under the sea.

The Ricoh WG-70 adds a number of newly designed features including a digital microscope mode that, when coupled with the use of the camera's six-LED macro lights, enables the user to clearly see a magnified view of the microscopic world and effortlessly capture eye-catching close-up images. It also features an advanced underwater shooting mode that optimizes color, contrast and white balance to deliver sharp, true-to-life images. Ricoh has also added a new digital Cross Processing effect option, allowing the user to give an artistic, altered color finish to images, similar to result of cross-processing film images.

The Ricoh WG-70 camera's back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 16 effective megapixels and a high-performance imaging engine delivers super-high-resolution still images and HD video clips. It features triple anti-shake protection to prevent blurred images and videos in all applications.

The Ricoh WG-70 is waterproof to a depth of 46 feet (14 meters), shockproof against a fall from a height of five feet (1.6 meters) and freeze-proof in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor with a brightness level that can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting situation. The camera is 4.8 inches wide by 2.4 inches high by 1.2 inches deep and weighs approximately 6.8 ounces (including battery and SD memory card).

Pricing and Availability

The Ricoh WG-70 will be available mid-March at and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $279.95.

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