Ricoh WG-60 is a new model from the category of resistant cameras. It is characterized by a reinforced casing resistant to falls and waterproof. It can also handle the cold. Does it offer something that its predecessors did not have?
The device can work underwater for 2 hours at a depth of up to 14 m (equivalent to IPX 8 or JIS Class 8). Will survive a fall from a height of up to 1.6 meters, it is dustproof (equivalent to IPX 6 or JIS Class 6), frost-resistant up to -10 ° C and withstands a pressure of 100 kg.
The most important features
- Matryca 1 / 2.3 cala, 16 Mpix
- Focal length: 28-140 mm (5x zoom)
- Full HD 30p movie mode
- Water resistance up to 14 meters
- Drop resistance up to 1.6 m
Ricoh WG-60 – photo quality
The camera has a 2.7 "LCD , whose brightness can be adapted to the prevailing lighting conditions. The camera is also equipped with three-stage vibration protection: the Pixel Track SR mechanism, the Digital SR and Movie SR modes. Ricoh WG-60 is equipped with a 16MP matrix with backlight and a powerful image processor. This combination allows you to achieve sensitivity up to ISO 6400 and low noise. The camera provides access to innovative image processing functions such as the Handheld Night Snap mode, which allows you to get good quality photos in difficult lighting conditions.The camera has a 5x optical zoom of 5mm – 25mm ( 35mm equivalent: 28-140mm) and a number of shooting options, eg macro mode or intelligent zoom function. Six additional LEDs around the lens allow you to take clear macro shots even in difficult lighting conditions. Thanks to them, the user in the Digital Microscope mode on the camera display can clearly see the image in normal conditions invisible to the human eye. The Illumination Enhance function allows you to minimize vibrations. In this mode, when the shutter is released, the diodes automatically start at the highest level, thanks to which the LED can operate at a much higher speed. The diodes are also used in the Self-Portrait Assist mode. There was also an underwater mode that provides the right color scheme for photos taken underwater.
Movie mode only with Full HD
In terms of film, the camera unfortunately falls pale. It offers only Full HD mode at only 30 frames per second. This is well below the market average. Even the cheapest Chinese webcams perform better, because not counting those for PLN 100-200, most of them already offer the possibility of filming with 50 frames in Full HD mode.
Ricoh WG-60 – when in stores, what price
It's hard not to get the impression that the Ricoh WG-60 does not offer anything new . Most of the features and capabilities are already known from older models, both the manufacturer and the competition. The appearance of the camera – undoubtedly paying attention – we also had the opportunity to see. The new model will be sold in November. It will be available in two color versions – black and red. The producer's suggested price is 249 euros, so we will probably pay him around PLN 1,400 in our market .