Gearing up for summer photo adventures? RICOH has introduced the new rugged WG-50 compact camera, which upgrades and replaces the WG-30 (the WG-40/40W is available in Japan only). Ideal for travel and the outdoors, the WG Series compact is built for the elements, with a sturdy body incorporating advanced technology. The WG-50 is waterproof down to 45 feet, shockproof to 5-foot drops, coldproof down to temperatures of 14°F and crushproof up to 220 pounds of force. The lightweight camera is easy to slip into a backpack, weighing a mere 6.8 ounces with battery and SD memory card.
Featuring a back-illuminated 1/2.3” CMOS imaging sensor with roughly 16 megapixels and a top ISO of 6400, the WG-50 has more than 20 Scene modes that adjust camera settings automatically. Among them is the Outdoor View Setting mode, which changes LCD brightness, Underwater mode, which optimizes white balance, and Flash Bracketing mode, which fires two photos, Flash On and Flash Off. The WG-50 shoots Full HD video as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 files—1920×1080 at 30 fps and 1280×720 at 60/30 fps. And to share your adventures, the WG-50 supports Eye-Fi cards for wireless transfers of photos and video.
The WG-50 has a 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent in 35mm format), with an ƒ/3.5-5.5 aperture range, 1/4000 sec. max shutter speed and 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 of them aspherical elements. High Speed continuous shooting is 8 fps up to 10 frames. There’s 9-point AF, Spot AF and Auto Tracking AF.
Accessories include a rechargeable D-LI92 Lithium-ion battery, power adapter, USB cable, strap and macro stand. Among optional accessories are a battery charger kit, angle adapter, remote control and a variety of mounting options, including a handlebar mount, a suction cup mount, a helmet mount and more.
The WG-50 will be available in black and orange, with a June 23, 2017 delivery date. Retail price is set at $279.95.
Get more details on the RICOH WG-50 here.