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Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30

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Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30

Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30
Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30
Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30
Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30
Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30
Ricoh WG-30w / WG-30

The Ricoh WG-30w is a coldproof, waterproof, and shockproof compact camera designed for active outdoor users. In addition to its rugged design, it also features build-in Wi-Fi connectivity that can be used with a dedicated smartphone app.

The WG-30w Wi-Fi functions include remote shutter release, review of recorded images, and setting of multiple shooting functions. The user can also browse and download recorded images onto a smartphone, then upload them to share with family and friends.

The WG-30 is the same but without Wi-Fi. It will not be available in the US.

It is expected to start shipping in mid-December, 2014.

Camera nameWG-30 / WG-30w
Sensor16 MP 1/2.3 inch backlit CMOS
Recorded PixelsStill: 16M(4608 x 3456), 12M(1:1)(3456 x 3456), 12M(16:9)(4608 x 2592), 7M(3072 x 2304), 5M(16:9)(3072 x 1728), 5M(2592 x 1944), 4M(16:9)(2592 x 1464), 3M(2048 x 1536), 2M(16:9)(1920 x 1080), 1024(1024 x 768), 640(640 x 480)
ISO rangeAuto and manual, 125 - 6400
Aspect ratio16:9, 4:3, and 1:1
Shake reductionSoftware based (Digital SR)
Exposure modesAuto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR, Report, Green Mode
Exposure compensation+/- 2 EV (1/3EV steps)
Expanded dynamic rangeHighlight and shadow
Light meterMulti-segment, center weight, spot
ShutterMechanical and electronic
Shutter speeds1/4s to 1/2000s. Night scene mode up to 4s
Shutter lag0.008 sec
Drive modesSingle, continuous (1.08 fps), burst, self timer, remote control, auto bracketing
Lens5x optical zoom, 5 - 25 mm F3.5 - F5.5 (28 - 140 mm eqv.)
Optics11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements), protective cover with SP coating
Digital zoom7.2x digital zoom for a combined zoom range of 36x
Auto focus9 point contrast detect AF, spot, auto tracking, focus lock
Manual focusInfinity, pan focus, manual focus
Closest focus distanceStandard: 50 cm/1.64 ft (entire zoom range)
 Macro: 10 cm/0.33 ft (entire zoom range)
 Super macro: 1 cm/0.03 ft (middle zoom position)
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: White Light), Manual
Digital filtersB&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature
In-camera picture editingYes: Resize, crop, rotate, copy, frame, digital filters
FlashBuilt-in: Range up to 3.9m/13 ft (wide angle), 2.5m/8.2 ft (telephoto)
MovieFull HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps,
 HD (1280 x 720) at 60 and 30 fps
Movie shake reductionYes, software based
In-camera movie editingYes, herunder save a frame as still, split a movie, and adding a title picture
LCD monitor2.7 inch, 230,000 dots
Storage mediaSD, SDHC, SDXC, 68 MB built-in
File formatStill: JPG, Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/h.264
ConnectivityUSB2.0, PC/AV, HDMI, Wi-Fi (WG-30w only)
BatteryD-LI92 lithium-ion, optional AC adapter K-AC117
Battery life300 images, 90 min movie recording, 260 min palyback time
Special featuresWater proof to 12 meters/40 feet, shock proof, crush proof,
 Digital microscope mode, built-in macro lights, voice memo,
 face detect up to 32 faces,
 smile capture, blink detection, self portrait assist,
 pet detection,
 date stamp,
 clock display
Size (W x H x D)122 x 61 x 30.5 mm / 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
Weight193g / 6.8 oz (with battery)
AccessoriesIncluded: Macro stand, AC adapter
 Optional: Various mounting accessories
Megapixels: 16.0
FPS: 5x
LCD: 2.7", 230k dots
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