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09-09-2014, 09:52 AM   #1

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Ricoh WG-M1


Another pre-Photokina leak - some specs and an image for the strange-looking Ricoh WG-M1.

1/2.3" CMOS sensor, lens with AoV of 160 degrees, rugged, "endless videos" - sounds like a GoPro competitor.
Ah, and build-in WiFi and remote control using a smartphone.

It's so strange looking that I want one!

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Please, please, please, let it shoot RAW.
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Cool. I'll probably get one!
Although my WG-3 is a failure at video.
Hopefully they fixed "whatever" inside.
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Looks great, targeted at what youngsters want. Good job done as it looks like.

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That is a smart design for under-water usage, a much native way to hold and view the screen when diving. Love it!
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Now that looks pretty cool ... hope to hear rest soon.
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At a depth of 10m waterproof performance continuously for one hour ( lens protector installed)
- Drop impact performance from 2m
- Dustproof equivalent of IP6X
- Capable of operating structure even cold minus 10 degrees
- Video Full HD 30fps. Electronic VR
- 848 x 480 120fps high-speed shooting mode
- Endless videos . Time-lapse videos
- 14 million effective pixels , the sensor 1 / 2.3 -inch CMOS
- LCD monitor 115,000 dot 1.5 -inch
- Lens (angle of 160 degrees) conversion 16.8mm
- Lens construction (2 aspherical ) six six groups
- The angle of view can be selected wide , medium , narrow , from underwater
- Shortest shooting distance is 60cm (80cm in water )
- Media microSD / microSDHC
- Built-in wireless LAN function . Allows remote shooting from smartphone .
- Size is 42.5mm x 66.5mm x 89.5mm
- 151 g Weight ( body only) . (Including battery , media , lens protector ) 190 g

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They did good with this one!
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It will be hard to beat GoPro (which has almost a cult following, especially due to its size and ruggedness), but this looks really interesting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Now that looks pretty cool ... hope to hear rest soon.
I like the look, really cool.
I wonder if the lens can be rotated ? because it says "Angle of view can be selected from the wide, medium, narrow, underwater". It will be perfect companion for divers.
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Very smart design for bikers as well. You can set it up on the bar and control it very easily from there watching at the screen from the most natural position.
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QuoteOriginally posted by afan137 Quote
I like the look, really cool.
I wonder if the lens can be rotated ? because it says "Angle of view can be selected from the wide, medium, narrow, underwater". It will be perfect companion for divers.
GoPro has a digital crop that does this as well, but the Ricoh has a sliding lock switch that I think can rotate the lens view along the axis of the body for mounting purposes...
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Are we seeing the fleshing out of a unified camera naming convention?

[mount/form factor] - [primary mode: S = still; M = movie][level]

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Didn't read any description or text, but just based on owning a W-3 and looking at the styling elements in the picture, I'd say this is real.

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