Ricoh WG-50 Rugged Compact Camera Announced, Price $279

Available in black and orange, the new Ricoh WG-50 rugged compact camera is now officially announced. Its rugged physical construction renders it waterproof for depths up to 45.9′ and shockproof from heights of 5.2′, as well as freeze, crush, and dustproof to resist nearly anything you can throw at it. In terms of imaging, the WG-50 features a 16MP 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor that enables high-resolution stills shooting and Full HD 1080p video recording, as well as a sensitivity range from ISO 125-6400 and a top shooting rate of 10 fps to suit working in a variety of situations. A 5x optical zoom lens also contributes to this flexibility, and covers a wide-angle to telephoto 28-140mm equivalent focal length range, and is complemented by Pixel Track and Digital SR to help realize sharper imagery.

The new Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera will cost $279/£249, and it will start shipping on June 23, 2017.

Pre-order links:

Ricoh WG-50 (Black): B&H, Adorama.

Ricoh WG-50 (Orange): B&H, Adorama.

Ricoh WG-50 Features:

  • RICOH’s WG-30W is adventure proof and suitable for almost any environment.
  • Waterproof to 39 feet – perfect for use when submerged.
  • Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet.
  • Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force).
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14°F).
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14°F).
  • Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments.
  • 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor offers plenty of image detail.
  • Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) provides versatile capture of subjects near or far.
  • Large 2.7 inch LCD features 230,000 dots and wide angle viewingwith anti-reflective coating.
  • Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 6 macro LEDs for perfect focus and smooth, even lighting. Instant Illmination Enhance feature.
  • Capture video in widescreen 1080p HD at 30 frames per second.
  • Wi-Fi connection to support remote operation using smartphones.
  • Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images.
  • Capture perfect portraits with fast Face Detection technology, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection.
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control.

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