The Ricoh WG-60 is a water-proof digital camera with stable rugged credentials. It is waterproof to 14m (45ft), shockproof from 1.8m (11ft) and freezeproof to -10°C (14°F). It has a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 28-140mm equal lens, 2.7″ LCD and a built-in LED ring mild.

The WG-60 is the alternative to the WG-50 and, from what we will inform, is sort of equivalent. The one distinction seems to be help for FlashAir Wi-Fi SD playing cards, which is the digital camera’s solely means to connect with cell gadgets. If we uncover different variations between the WG-60 and its predecessor, we’ll replace this text.

The WG-60 will probably be obtainable subsequent month for £250 and can are available purple or black. The digital camera is not going to be bought within the U.S.

Digital compact digital camera for underwater images right down to 14 metres, with waterproof, shockproof efficiency; obtainable in two colors

London, 24 October 2018 -RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. is happy to announce the launch of the RICOH WG-60 digital digital camera. This new mannequin contains a compact, light-weight physique design, with distinctive waterproof and shockproof efficiency.

The excellent waterproof design of the WG-60 means the consumer can simply take footage outside with confidence. Regardless of a compact light-weight physique, the excellent specs of the WG-60 signifies that it outperforms atypical digital cameras and smartphones in demanding outside circumstances. It’s waterproof to a depth of 14 metres, shockproof towards a fall from a top of 1.6 metres and freeze-proof right down to temperatures as little as -10°C. It additionally comes geared up with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor so you may immediately modify its brightness to the lighting degree in a selected capturing state of affairs.

Important Options

1. Heavy-duty development for underwater capturing right down to 14 metres, for as much as two hours.
That includes a stable, hermetic physique waterproof right down to a depth of 14 metres for as much as two hours of steady operation (equal to IPX Eight or JIS Class 8). Shockproof towards falls from a top of 1.6 metres,* dustproof (equal to IPX 6 or JIS Class 6), freeze-proof to temperatures as little as -10°C, and crush-proof towards weights as much as 100kgf (kilogram drive). ** Its heavy-duty development ensures that the WG-60 performs fantastically and dependably even in harsh, demanding outside circumstances.
* Measured beneath RICOH IMAGING-original testing requirements — from a top of 1.6 metres, onto a floor of 5cm-thick plywood — conforming to Technique 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Commonplace 810F.
** Measured beneath RICOH IMAGING-original testing requirements.

2. Distinctive picture high quality
The WG-60 comes geared up with a back-illuminated CMOS picture sensor, which delivers glorious high-sensitivity and low-noise traits and high-speed read-out of picture information indicators. Coupled with a high-performance imaging engine, this picture sensor delivers a high sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution pictures with roughly 16.Zero efficient megapixels. This mannequin additionally gives superior picture processing capabilities, made attainable by the most recent super-resolution know-how for sharp, clear, high-resolution pictures. It additionally presents such revolutionary options as Handheld Evening Snap mode, which robotically captures a number of pictures of the identical nighttime scene to provide a single, blur-free composite picture.

3. 5X optical zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle protection
The WG-60 contains a high-performance, five-times optical zoom lens with a focal-length protection from 5mm to 25mm (equal to approx. 28mm to 140mm within the 35mm format) to accommodate a variety of scenes and topics, together with landscapes. It additionally gives different handy capturing capabilities, comparable to macro mode to seize dramatic close-up pictures from a minimal focusing distance of a mere one centimetre. An Clever Zoom operate extends the zoom vary to roughly 36 occasions (equal to 1008mm within the 35mm format) with out compromising picture high quality, for superior telephoto images and an interval-shooting mode, which turns out to be useful for fixed-point statement.

4. Six Macro Lights to help close-up capturing, and a Self-Portrait Help mode
By deciding on the Digital Microscope mode, six LED Macro Lights ideally positioned across the circumference of the lens barrel for macro capturing, enable the WG-60 to supply vibrant, uniform illumination on a topic. ***The Macro Lights allow the consumer to obviously see a magnified view of the microscopic world undetectable by the bare eye on the digital camera’s LCD monitor, and effortlessly seize eye-catching close-up pictures. As a way to reduce digital camera and topic shake, the Immediate Illumination Improve operate permits using a better shutter velocity by robotically elevating the discharge degree of the Macro Lights in the intervening time of shutter launch. The Macro Lights additionally present different helpful capabilities, comparable to a Self-Portrait Help mode, which makes use of the blink of an LED lamp to verify if the topic’s face is captured inside the image body, and the LED Lighting mode, which makes use of the Macro Lights as a lighting machine in the dead of night.
*** When this mode is chosen, the picture dimension is fastened at 2.Zero megapixels (at 16:9 proportions).

5. Underwater capturing mode
Particularly designed for underwater images, the Underwater and Underwater Film capturing modes optimize color and distinction, based mostly on the info of pictures truly captured beneath the water. These modes ship sharp, true-to-life pictures by enhancing shades of purple, that are misplaced in underwater images, whereas successfully compensating for the lack of distinction brought on by the diffusion of sunshine in water. Throughout Underwater mode, the Flash Off + Flash On choice, permits the consumer to seize two pictures consecutively — with a single shutter launch — one with out flash and one other with flash.

6. Full HD film recording for prolonged capturing of high-quality films
The WG-60 gives Full HD film recording using the H.264 recording format. Customers can seize top quality prolonged film clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a body price of 30 frames per second. So as to add some inventive touches to film recording, it additionally contains a high-speed digital camera operate**** for gradual movement playback of captured film clips and an interval film operate. A micro-HDMI terminal (Kind D) can also be on the digital camera physique for simultaneous output of Full HD film clips and sound to exterior audio-visual gadgets.
**** When this operate is chosen, the recorded dimension is fastened at 1280 x 720 pixels.

7. Triple anti-shake safety to forestall blurred pictures in all purposes
(1) Pixel Observe SR mechanism
When recording nonetheless pictures, this superior shake-reduction mechanism successfully compensates for digital camera shake by digitally processing affected pictures.

(2) Digital SR mode
When the digital camera detects low-lighting circumstances in still-image capturing, this mode robotically raises the sensitivity as much as as excessive as ISO 6400, making it attainable to make use of a better shutter velocity and successfully reduce the hostile results of digital camera shake and topic shake when coping with poor lighting circumstances.

(3) Film SR mode
Throughout film recording, this mode successfully compensates for the misalignment of pictures brought on by digital camera shake with unique software program to provide lovely, blur-free film clips.
8. 2.7-inch LCD monitor with the Out of doors View Setting mode
The WG-60 comes geared up 2.7-inch LCD monitor with horizontally prolonged 16:9 proportions and roughly 230,000 dots. The monitor’s AR (Anti-Reflection) coating minimizes annoying glare and reflections for a pointy, clear on-screen picture even in vibrant sunshine throughout outside capturing. It additionally comes geared up with such handy options such because the Out of doors View Setting mode, which simply units the optimum monitor brightness degree for a given lighting state of affairs.

9. Different options
· A variety of WG-series mount equipment (elective) to accommodate a variety of capturing conditions
· Compatibility with FlashAirTM wi-fi LAN SD reminiscence playing cards
· Two distant management receptors (one in entrance and one other within the again) to widen sign protection
· Macro stand (included) to take care of a minimal focusing distance of 1 centimetre to the topic throughout prolonged statement and capturing of macro pictures
· Excessive-speed Face Detection operate to seize as many as 32 faces in focus in roughly 0.03 seconds (minimal); Smile Seize operate to robotically launch the shutter when the topic’s smile is detected
· Out of doors-friendly Model Watch operate to show the time on the LCD monitor, utilizing an prolonged push of the OK button when the digital camera’s energy is turned off
· Delay-free, push button begin of the playback mode, utilizing an prolonged push of the playback button
· Auto Image mode to robotically choose essentially the most acceptable capturing mode from 16 totally different scene modes
· A selection of 12 digital filters


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