Mark Peters : May 26th 2017 - 09:25 CET
Ricoh WG-50 digital camera features
Ricoh waterproof and rugged digital cameras : Ricoh Imaging recently introduced the WG-50 waterproof camera. The new Ricoh digital camera features a compact and lightweight design and assure exceptional waterproof and shockproof performance. Developed as standard-class waterproof digital compact cameras, the Ricoh WG-50 camera provide dependable operation and excellent operability in demanding outdoor situations. The new camera designed to be waterproof to a depth of 14 meters, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. Ricoh has created a range of optional accessories to mount the device on a bicycle or watercraft. Thanks to this heavy-duty construction, the new Ricoh camera performs superbly and dependably even in tough outdoor conditions.|
Ricoh rugged digital camera with 5x zoom optics
The Ricoh WG-50 rugged camera features a high-performance, five-times optical zoom lens with a focal-length coverage from 5mm to 25mm 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 without compromising image quality.
Ricoh underwater camera capabilities
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 underwater photography 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. Take a closer look at the original Ricoh test pictures we published yesterday.
Ricoh WG-50 macro photography
Ideally positioned around the circumference of the lens barrel for macro shooting, six LED Macro Lights allow the Ricoh 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.
16 megapixel digital camera
The Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera offers a 2.7-inch LCD monitor with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions and approximately 230,000 dots. The monitor's 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.
The Ricoh WG-50 digital camera 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.
Ricoh WG-50 video functions
The Ricoh WG-50 camera 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.