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Ricoh WG-40w / WG-40

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Ricoh WG-40w / WG-40

Ricoh WG-40w / WG-40
Ricoh WG-40w / WG-40
Ricoh WG-40w / WG-40
Ricoh WG-40w / WG-40

The Ricoh WG-40w is a coldproof, waterproof, and shockproof compact camera designed for active outdoor and underwater use. 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-40w 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-40 is the same but without Wi-Fi.

The new compacts are based on last year's Ricoh WG-30 and WG-30w, respectively. These were in turn based on the Pentax Optio WG-2, originally launched in 2012.

Compared to the WG-30 line, the WG-40 has received software tweaks which has added three new shooting modes: Mermaid, Mermaid movie, and Flash Off+On (captures two images consecutively, one with out flash and one with flash). The new models are available in new colors (black and yellow for the WG-40, blue and blue for the WG-40w). The WG-40 series is now rated for depths up to 14m (up from 12m) and drops from up to 1.6m (up from 1.5m), though this lags behind the more rugged Pentax WG-3 / Ricoh WG-4 / Ricoh WG-5 as well as many competing cameras.

The WG-40w and WG-40 will only be available in Japan. In other markets the WG-30w continues to be available.

Camera nameWG-40 / WG-40w
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, Mermaid, Underwater Movie, Mermaid Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR, Report, Flash Off+On, 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 14 meters/46 feet, shock proof, crush proof, cold proof to -10 degrees C/14 degrees F
 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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