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Ricoh WG-50 Waterproof Digital Camera - Black

The Ricoh WG-50 Digital Camera is a rugged point-and-shoot camera for those in need of a camera that can take a beating. Waterproof, shock-proof, dust-proof, and crush-proof, the WG-50 can withstand most things you can throw at it.

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The Ricoh WG-50 Digital Camera is a rugged point-and-shoot camera for those in need of a camera that can take a beating. Waterproof, shock-proof, dust-proof, and crush-proof, the WG-50 can withstand most things you can throw at it. Its 16MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor offers crisp high-resolution stills and 1080p video.

Heavy-duty construction

Assuring underwater shooting down to 14 meters, for up to two hours.

The solid, airtight body common to the WG-50 is not only waterproof down to a depth of 14 meters for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX 8 or JIS Class 8), but is also shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters, dustproof (equivalent to IPX 6 or JIS Class 6), freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C, and crushproof against weights up to 100kgf (kilogram force).

Thanks to this heavy-duty construction, the cameras perform superbly and dependably even in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions.

Exceptional image quality

The WG-50 comes equipped with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which assures excellent high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics and high-speed readout of image data signals.

Coupled with a high-performance imaging engine, this image sensor delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution images with approximately 16.0 effective megapixels.

These models also provide advanced image processing functions, made possible by the latest super-resolution technology, to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images.

They even offer such innovative features as Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures several images of the same nighttime scene and produces a single, blur-free composite image from them.

Some upper-class features have also been added to these models to facilitate and upgrade scenic photography: white-balance optimization in the Landscape shooting mode reproduces brilliant greens of trees.

5X optical zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle coverage

The WG-50 features a high-performance, five-times optical zoom lens with a focal-length coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approx. 28mm to 140mm in the 35mm format) to accommodate a wide range of scenes and subjects, including sweeping landscapes.

They also provide other convenient shooting functions, such as a macro mode to capture dramatic close-up images from a minimum focusing distance of a mere one centimeter; an Intelligent Zoom function to extend the zoom range to approximately 36 times (equivalent to 1008mm in the 35mm format) without compromising image quality, for superior telephoto photography; and an interval shooting mode, which comes in handy for fixed-point observation.

Underwater shooting mode

Specifically designed for underwater photography, the Underwater and Underwater Movie shooting modes are programmed to optimize color and contrast, based on the data of images actually captured under the water.

These modes deliver sharp, true-to-life images by enhancing shades of red which are lost in underwater photography, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light in water.

During Underwater mode, the Flash Off + Flash On option, allows the user to consecutively capture two images — with a single shutter release — one without flash and another with flash.

Six Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting, and a Self-Portrait Assist mode

Ideally positioned around the circumference of the lens barrel for macro shooting, six LED Macro Lights allow the WG-50 to provide bright, uniform illumination on a subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected.

Thanks to these Macro Lights, the user can clearly see a magnified view of the microscopic world undetectable by the naked eye on the camera’s LCD monitor, and effortlessly capture eye-catching, close-up images.

In order to minimize camera shake and subject shake, the Instant Illumination Enhance function allows for the use of a higher shutter speed by automatically raising the discharge level of the Macro Lights at the moment of shutter release.

The Macro Lights also provide other useful functions, such as a Self-Portrait Assist mode, which uses the blink of an LED lamp to check if the subject’s face has been safely captured within the picture frame, and the LED Lighting mode, which uses the Macro Lights as a lighting device in the dark.

Full HD movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies

The WG-50 provide Full HD movie recording employing the H.264 recording format. Users can capture high-quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.

To add some creative touches to movie recording, they also feature a high-speed camera function for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips, and an interval movie function.

A micro-HDMI terminal (Type D) is also provided on the camera body for simultaneous output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.

Triple anti-shake protection to prevent blurred images in all applications

(1) Pixel Track SR mechanism - When recording still images, this advanced shake-reduction mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake by digitally processing affected images.

(2) Digital SR mode - When the camera detects low-lighting conditions in still-image shooting, this mode automatically raises the sensitivity up to as high as ISO 6400, making it possible to use a higher shutter speed and effectively minimize the adverse effect of camera shake and subject shake when dealing with poor lighting conditions.

(3) Movie SR mode - During movie recording, this mode effectively compensates for the misalignment of images caused by camera shake through the use of exclusive software to produce beautiful, blur-free movie clips.

2.7-inch LCD monitor with the Outdoor View Setting mode

The WG-50 comes equipped 2.7-inch LCD monitor with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions and approximately 230,000 dots.

The monitor’s AR (Anti-Reflection) coating minimizes annoying glare and reflections to assure a sharp, clear on-screen image even in the harsh sunshine often encountered during outdoor shooting.

It also comes equipped with such convenient features as: the Outdoor View Setting mode, which easily sets the optimum monitor brightness level for a given lighting condition.

Ricoh WG-50 Digital Camera Specification:

Dimensions:
61.5 x 122.5 x 29.6 mm.
Weight:
193g (loaded and ready).
Included Accessories:
D-LI92 lithium-ion battery, Power adapter li-ion, I-USB7 USB cable, O-ST104 Carabiner strap, O-MS1 Macro stand, S-SW147 Software.

Features

Model WG-50
Megapixels 16 MP
Zoom 5x
Image Stabilised Yes
Video Resolution Full HD
Viewfinder Type None
Screen Size 2.7"
Tiltable Screen No
Wi-Fi Connection No
Memory Card Type Secure Digital (SD)
Drop Proof Yes
Freeze Proof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Warranty Period 2 Years
Price TBC No
Finance Option Standard Finance

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