Ricoh is launching the WG-60 digital compact camera, a waterproof camera with solid rugged credentials.
This standard-class waterproof digital compact camera is designed for outdoor activities. Despite its compact, lightweight body, the WG-60 offers basic specifications that outperform ordinary digital cameras and smartphones under demanding outdoor conditions. It is waterproof to a depth of 14meters; shockproof against a fall from a height of 1.6 meters; and freeze-proof against temperatures as low as -10°C. It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor whose brightness level can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting situation.
The camera has a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 28-140mm equivalent lens, 2.7" LCD and a built-in LED ring light.
The WG-60 is the replacement to the WG-50. it seems that the only difference is the support for FlashAir Wi-Fi SD cards, which is the camera's only way to connect to mobile devices.
The WG-60 will be available next month for £250 and will come in red or black. The camera will not be sold in the U.S.
RICOH WG-60 Specifications
|Lens||RICOH lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)|
|Focal Length||5 - 25 mm|
|(in 35mm format equivalent)||Approx. 28 - 140mm|
|Maximum Aperture||F3.5(W) - F5.5(T)|
|Digital Zoom||approx. 7.2X|
|Intelligent Zoom||approx. 7.5X at 7M, approx. 36X at 640 (including optical zoom)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||Still||Pixel Track SR |
Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
|Movie||Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)|
|Focus||Type||9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF|
|Focus Range |
(From lens face)
|Standard: 0.5m - infinity / 1.64ft. - infinity (entire zoom range) |
Macro:0.1 - 0.6m / 0.33 - 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
1cm Macro:0.01 - 0.3m / 0.03 - 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
|Face detection||Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces. Smile Capture, Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection|
|Pet detection||Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto)|
|Number of Effective pixels||Approx. 16 megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3" CMOS|
|Number of Recorded pixels||Still||16M, 12M(1:1), 12M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M, 2M(16:9), 1024, 640 |
* In Report mode, select from 3M (2048 x 1536), 2M (1600 x 1200) or 1280 (1280 x 960).
|Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)||AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 - 6400)|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Manual|
|Display||2.7" Wide LCD, approx. 230K dots, AR Coating(Cover only)|
|Exposure Control||Metering System||Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Compensation||± 2EV ( 1/3EV steps)|
|Scene modes||Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR, Report, Green|
|Playback modes||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 - 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter), 4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)|
|Built-in flash||Modes||Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge.|
|Flash Range||Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft. (ISO Auto) |
Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft. (ISO Auto)
|Drive Modes||One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing|
|Storage Media||Built-in Memory (approx. 68MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, FlashAir Card|
|Power Source||Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery|
|Battery life||Still: approx. 300 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) |
Playback: approx. 260 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
|Interfaces||USB2.0(Micro-B), HDMI output terminal(Type D)|
|Water proof / Dustproof||Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities|
|Dimensions||Approx. 122.5 (W) x 61.5 (H) x 29.5 (D)mm /4.8 (W) x 2.4 (H) x 1.2 (D) inches (including lens depth)|
|Weight||With battery & SD card||Approx. 193g / 6.8 oz. (loaded and ready)|
|Body only||Approx. 173g / 6.1 oz.(without battery and SD memory card)|