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RICOH WG-50 - Description

The all-weather adventure camera.

A chassis rugged enough for the harshest conditions, from beneath the waves to the tops of the wintry mountains.

 

A rugged chassis you can rely on in the harshest conditions.
Exceptional 14 m water proofing and 1.6 m shock proofing.

With features that include uncompromising water proofing—good for two hours of continuous use at a depth of 14 m—freeze proofing* that ensures operation at temperatures of −10 °C, and crush proofing capable of withstanding forces of 100 kgf, this rugged camera can be used in all conditions.

• Water proofing: IPX8, JIS Class 8 • Dust proofing: IP6X, JIS Class 6 • Shock proofing: Able to withstand drops of 1.6 m/5.2 ft. onto a 5 cm/2 in. thick surface using MIL-Standard 810F Method 516.5–Shock adapted to in-house standards • Crush proofing: Tested according to RICOH standards

* Battery capacity drops with ambient temperature, reducing the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge.

Outdoor View Setting

The brightness of the LCD monitor can readily be adapted to changes in ambient lighting conditions for ease of viewing and an improved shooting experience. Brightness can be increased by up to two steps to make dark areas of the display easier to see in sunlight, or lowered by up to two steps to reduce glare for night photography.

The monitor in sunny conditions (artist’s conception)

Existing monitors Outdoor view +2

Slide bar to compare (monitor display is artist’s conception)

Underwater Mode

This mode uses white balance optimized for underwater photos, making colors appear more natural by adding reds that tend to get lost in photos taken under water.

Underwater ModeProgram Mode

Slide bar to compare
(Left / Underwater mode Right / Program mode)

5× Optical Zoom,
Starting at 28 mm *
Sharp, High-Resolution Pictures

With a high-performance image processing engine and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor boasting high optical efficiency and an effective pixel count of 16 million, the WG-50 takes low-noise photos with a wide dynamic range that look beautiful even as prints.

* 35 mm format equivalent.

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Landscape mode

 

Image Tone Modes Popularized by PENTAX DSLR Cameras

Tweaking the look of your images to suit the subject is as simple as selecting a shooting mode. Options include “Vibrant”, which combines balance and depth with a bright, vibrant tone, and “Slide Film”, which offers the contrast and high dynamic range characteristic of slide film.

Vibrant mode

Slide Film mode

Flash Off/Flash On

The camera can be configured to take two pictures each time the shutter button is pressed, one with the flash off and the other with it on, letting you concentrate on composition without fiddling with the controls.

User-Friendly “Digital Microscope” Mode

Take spectacular macro photos of details too small to be seen by the naked eye. Lighting is provided by six LEDs placed around the lens, ensuring that the camera never blocks the light.

*Number of recorded pixels is limited to 2M (16 : 9).

Camera comes with handy macro stand

Capture an area 2.44 mm × 4.33 mm full frame
(maximum magnification)

Shoot Movies in Full HD

Shoot spectacular Full HD footage (H.264/30 fps). The camera features a Type D HDMI connector for hassle-free connection to your TV.

 

Fully Featured for Fun Photography

25 scene modes/5 “Image Tone” options/Self-Portrait Assist/face detection autofocus and auto exposure for up to 32 subjects/Auto Tracking AF/AF assist lamp/Pixel Track SR/Digital SR/movie shake reduction (movie SR) using electronic vibration control/continuous shooting/burst shooting/auto bracketing/D-Range (dynamic range) options/Smile Capture/blink detection/pet detection/HDR mode/Small Face filter/Ink Rubbing filter/digital filter/Interval Shot/Interval Movie/quick movie editing/support for remote control (remote control available separately)/Eye-Fi compatible

 

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