The Ricoh WG-70 is a durable, lightweight, and waterpoof compact camera that produces super-high resolution photos and high definition video. Equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage and a large, outdoor-friendly wide-frame LCD monitor, the new model in the rugged WG series makes it easy to capture a range of images – from eye-catching close-ups to sweeping landscapes – in extreme conditions, both on land and under the sea.
The RICOH WG-70 adds a number of newly designed features including a digital microscope modethat, when coupled with the use of the camera’s six-LED macro lights, enables the user to clearly see a magnified view of the microscopic world and effortlessly capture eye-catching close-up images. It also features an advanced underwater shooting mode that optimizes color, contrast and white balance to deliver sharp, true-to-life images. Ricoh has also added a new digital Cross Processing effect option, allowing the user to give an artistic, altered color finish to images, similar to result of cross-processing film images.
The RICOH WG-70 camera’s back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 16 effective megapixels and a high-performance imaging engine delivers super-high-resolution still images and HD video clips. It features triple anti-shake protection to prevent blurred images and videos in all applications.
The RICOH WG-70 is waterproof to a depth of 46 feet (14 meters), shockproof against a fall from a height of five feet (1.6 meters) and freeze-proof in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor with a brightness level that can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting situation. The camera is 4.8 inches wide by 2.4 inches high by 1.2 inches deep and weighs approximately 6.8 ounces (including battery and SD memory card).
The solid, airtight body common to the WG-70 is not only waterproof down to a depth of 46 feet (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 five feet (1.6 meters),* dustproof (equivalent to IPX 6 or JIS Class 6), freeze-proof to temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C), and crushproof against weights up to 220 pounds (100 kilogram force). ** Thanks to this heavy- duty construction, the camera performs superbly and dependably even in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions.
* Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards — from a height of 1.6 meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood — conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.
** Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards.
Exceptional image quality
The WG-70 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 effective megapixels.
Improved usability of Digital Microscope mode
The WG-70 has a Digital Microscope mode that allows the subject to be greatly enlarged.Usability is improved as the recording size can be newly selected from 2M (1920 x 1080), which gives priority to enlargement with digital zoom, to a maximum of 12M (16: 9) (4608 x 2592), which is useful when printing or trimming with high resolution which further expands the field of shooting.
Six Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting, with various functions
Positioned around the circumference of the lens barrel for macro shooting, six LED Macro Lights allow the WG-70 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.
Advanced underwater shooting mode
Specifically designed for underwater photography, the image processing of Underwater and Underwater Movie shooting modes optimize color, contrast, and white balance, based on the data of images 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.
Sensor Resolution: 16 megapixels
Sensor: 1/2.3" CMOS
Video Resolution: 1080p
Focal Length: 28-140mm (35mm equivalent)
Optical Zoom: 5x Optical Zoom
Screen Size: 2.7"
Recording Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
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