Ricoh WG-60 Officially Announced

Rugged waterproof compact camera

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Oct 25, 2018
Ricoh WG-60 Officially Announced

Ricoh Imaging today announced the Ricoh WG-60, a 16-megapixel point-and-shoot outdoor digital camera that boasts a waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, and dustproof construction.  The WG-60 is nearly identical to the Ricoh WG-50, which it replaces. The WG-60 is expected to start shipping in mid-November; its US MSRP is set at $279.95— the same as its predecessor.

New features in the WG-60

  • Native support for Flashair SD cards - Wi-Fi can now be turned on and off via the camera
  • Outdoor view setting - Monitor brightness can be boosted on the fly to improve viewability in strong light

The WG-60's full specifications are available in our camera database.

To learn more about the camera's highlights, check our the overview on Ricoh-Imaging.com.

Product Photos

The WG-60 has Pentax DNA— its core technology dates all the way back to the Pentax WG-2 from 2012, which was the "flagship" WG model at the time.  The line has gotten a number of software tweaks since, as well as a LCD resolution downgrade (see below).

To get a sense for how the WG-60 handles in the field, see our in-depth review of the Ricoh WG-30w, which shares the majority of the WG-60's features. Overall, we were happy with the build quality and shooting modes, but found the low-resolution LCD disappointing.

Press Release

TOKYO, October 25, 2018

RICOH COMPANY, LTD and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. announced the launch of the RICOH WG-60 digital compact camera. This new model features a compact, lightweight body design, with exceptional waterproof and shockproof performance.

This standard-class waterproof digital compact camera is designed so that anyone can capture outdoor activities more casually, effortlessly and without worries. Despite its compact, lightweight body, the WG-60 offers outstanding basic specifications that outperform ordinary digital cameras and smartphones under demanding outdoor conditions. It is waterproof to a depth of 14meters; shockproof against a fall from a height of 1.6 meters; and freeze-proof against temperatures as low as -10°C. It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor whose brightness level can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting situation.

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