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RICOH WG-M2 - Overview

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A high-grade, heavy-duty action camera with a 204°ultra-wide-angle lens

  • High-resolution 4K/30p movie, 100Mbps high bit rate, Movie Shake Reduction
  • 204° Ultra-wide lens, F2.0 Bright lens, A wide ISO-sensitivity range
  • Built-in 1.5’’ LCD screen, LCD orientation function
  • Time lapse, Hi-speed movie, 8 ips Burst Shooting, Effect modes
  • Optimum white balance in underwater shooting, Wind supression mode
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for camera control, transfer and viewing of the photosfrom your smartphone or tablet
  • Vibration function informing the movie recording
  • Cold-resistant up to -10˚C, Shock-resistant from a 2m fall
  • 20m underwater performance (up to 2 hours)
  • Compact and light weight body

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204°ultra-wide angle to capture all thrills and excitements around you*

*Movies: 204° in Wide mode, 151° in Narrow mode; Still images: 202° in Wide mode, 150° in Narrow mode

204°ultra-wide-angle movies to recreate an overwhelming scale of the nature

Spectacular 4K resolution, with four times more pixels than the Full HD format

The RICOH WG-M2’s 4K format assures astonishingly high-resolution movies at 3840 x 2160 pixels — twice more pixels horizontally and vertically than the Full HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels). It faithfully records breathtaking beauty and thrilling experiences in spectacular, vibrant movies. The WG-M2 also offers Full HD 60p and HD 120p movie formats, allowing you to effortlessly capture beautiful, flawless movies of fast-action sports and lively pets.

High-quality movie recording at the astonishingly high bit rate of 100Mbps* 

The WG-M2 records movies at the amazingly high rate of approximately 100 megabits per second. Recording movies at this average bit rate of approximately 100Mbps provides more image data to each frame, allowing you to produce beautiful, exciting and lively works of art.
* When the camera is set in 4K and S-Fine modes, and a micro SDXC (UHS-I Speed Class 3) memory card is used.

Heavy-duty body for underwater shooting without a housing

Despite its compact design, the WG-M2 is shockproof against a fall from two meters, freeze-proof against temperatures down to -10°C, and waterproof to a depth of 20 meters* without a housing. It also provides simplified operation and the recording of crystal-clear stereo sound.

*The underwater lens protector (included) must be mounted on the WG-M2 for underwater shooting.

● Waterproof performance equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8; Dustproof performance equivalent to IP6X or JIS Class 6; Shockproof performance measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards (from a height of two meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.

● Regarding the freeze-proof performance, the number of recordable movie files/still images may decrease as the temperature at a shooting location goes down.

Heavy-duty design

Waterproof down to 20 meters without a housing, and shockproof against a fall from two meters























1.5-inch LCD monitor

For effortless framing and on-the-spot confirmation of recorded movies. User-friendly interface for speedy setting of desired modes.

Stereo microphone

For recording of clear sound, without the muffling caused by a housing. A new wind suppression mode comes in handy during outdoor shooting. 

Large control buttons

For effortless, unfailing camera operation with a gloved hand.

Underwater lens protector (included)

Vibration function

to prevent unfortunate recording errors

The WG-M2 signals the start and end of movie recording by camera body vibrations, eliminating the worry of missed recording opportunities.

Movie SR function

for blur-free recording of active scenes

The WG-M2’s Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function* minimizes camera shake when recording a movie on the move. It allows you to capture sharp, blur-free movies even under demanding, blur-prone conditions.

*This function is available only when the Narrow mode is selected during movie recording.

Crystal-clear sound

Thanks to its heavy-duty, housing-free design and wind suppression mode, the WG-M2 records crystal-clear sound even outdoors. It also records stereo sound to recreate the true-to-life ambience of memorable scenes.

Advanced shooting features made possible by an expert camera manufacturer

New underwater white-balance mode to optimize underwater scenes

The WG-M2’s new underwater white-balance mode faithfully reproduces the clear, vibrant atmosphere of underwater scenes, by eliminating reddish casts in shallows waters near the surface or bluish and greenish casts in deep waters around the depth of 15 meters.

Standard shooting mode

Underwater shooting mode

±2EV exposure compensation

The WG-M2’s exposure compensation function lets you adjust the exposure to the desired level within a range of ±2EV in 1/2EV steps. It helps you add a distinctive visual expression to your images.

-2.0EV

±0EV

+2.0EV

Advanced metering system for unfailing image exposure

The WG-M2 provides the choice of metering systems: multi-segment or spot. When spot metering is selected, the camera’s AE (Auto Exposure) system is locked at the start of a shooting session to stabilize the exposure level throughout the recording, regardless of the fluctuations in the illumination level of surrounding areas.

Image Effect modes to add an artistic finish to your movies

The WG-M2 provides a range of creative Image Effect modes, such as Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold Monochrome, and High Contrast.* Apply the desired visual effect to movie recording for greater flexibility of creative expression.

*Available Image Effect modes may vary according to the selected movie recording mode

  • Bright
  • Natural
  • Monochrome
  • Shading
  • Bleach Bypass
  • Bold Monochrome
  • Hight Contrast

Wi-Fi compatible

The WG-M2 is compatible with wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) systems, and can be remotely connected to your smartphone or tablet computer to transfer captured images to your mobile device. 

Exclusive Image Sync application to shoot, view and share movies more effortlessly

By installing this dedicated application* in your smartphone or tablet computer, you can control movie and still-image recording operation from a distance, transfer captured movies/images to your mobile device, play back saved movies/images on the device’s monitor, and even upload favorite movies/images to social networking and other websites.

*Image Sync can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (for iPhones) or  Play (for Android smartphones).

              

Other functions

Time-Lapse mode

This mode links a series of still images captured over a long period of time, and fast-forwards them at 30, 60 or 150 times of normal speed to create dramatic time-lapse movies.

High-Speed Movie mode

This mode records HD-format images at 120 frames per second, then plays them back at 30 frames per second to create a slow-motion movie — ideal for such applications as reviewing your golf swing.

Endless Recoding mode to create extended movie files

This mode automatically creates a series of five-, 10- or 25-minute movie files during extended movie recording, allowing you to document a subject over a very long period of time.*

*The maximum length of a single movie file is 25 minutes or 4GB.
*The length of a single movie file may vary depending on a selected movie format.

4K 30p 5 minutes

1080/ 60p 10 minutes

1080/ 30p・720/ 60p・720/ 30p 10 minutes or 25 minutes

High-speed continuous shooting of still images

While you hold the shutter release button down, the WG-M2 captures as many as 10 images in a single sequence at a speed of eight images per second.

LCD orientation function

This function records a movie file in an upright, horizontal position regardless of the camera’s orientation, allowing you to mount the WG-M2 on any object and at the desired orientation (0°, 90°, 180° or 270°).

*This function may not be usable in certain shooting modes and/or certain settings.

In-body movie editing tools

The WG-M2 provides a host of user-friendly movie editing tools, including a divide movie mode to segment a movie at desired points, and a still image save mode to capture a frame from a movie file and file it as a still image (maximum image size of 4K).


Effortless hands-free shooting of lively movies and exciting still images

Venture into a totally new world of exciting, vibrant digital imaging!

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Specifications read more

Type - Camera Type Action camera
Sensor - Type

CMOS

Sensor - Effective Pixels

Approx. 8 megapixels

Body - Height

34.1mm

Body - Width

57.4mm

Body - Depth

77.8mm

Body - Weight

Approx. 136g (including battery, microSD memory card, and Lens protector O-LP1631)
Approx. 114g (excluding battery, microSD memory card, and Lens protector O-LP1631)

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