Ricoh WG-M1 Specifications

A rugged outdoor video / stills camera

By PF Rumors in Pentax Rumors on Sep 9, 2014
Ricoh WG-M1 Specifications

A new camera will soon be joining the Ricoh (formerly Pentax) WG waterproof outdoor lineup.  The new compact pictured above, which will be known as the Ricoh WG-M1, appears to be a video-oriented device with a nontraditional form factor.  It inherits some of its styling from the current WG-4

Its specifications are as follows:

  • Waterproof to 10 meters for up to 1 hour
  • Shock, dust, and coldproof (-10° C)
  • Full-HD video recording at 30FPS
    • 120FPS high-speed videos at 848x480
    • Support for endless recording (i.e. limited by card size only)
    • Time-lapse videos
  • 14-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • 1.5-inch LCD with 115k dots
  • 16.8mm (eqv.) lens with 160-degree field of view
    • 6 elements in 6 groups
    • 2 aspherical elements
    • Variable field of view underwater
    • Minimum focusing distance 0.6m (0.8m underwater)
  • Micro SDHC card slot
  • Built-in Wi-Fi w/ remote shooting capabilities
  • 42.5x66.5x89.5 mm
  • Weight: 151g (190g with battery and card)

This alongside the recently-launched WG mounting accessories shows that Ricoh is trying hard to expand the appeal of its products by following the same route that led GoPro to success, albeit perhaps a bit too late.

The presence of built-in Wi-Fi in this camera is of particular interest, as this would be a first for a Pentax/Ricoh.

The WG-M1 rumor was originally posted on digicame-info, who also claim that a Ricoh G800 will soon be released as the successor of the G700, a rugged compact designed for industrial use.

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