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10-08-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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RICOH WG-30 and WG-30w


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It does wifi. It won' t have raw or a 1/1/7" or 1" sensor. No sense in complaining about it.

edit: and there is a gray one.

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There is also another model without Wireless


edit: Black too:

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adventure proof! wowzers! I bet no one else has that. Is this a new strategy? Don't announce anything new at the major bi-annual Photography event but just before and after it? Maximum attention from news starved photography sites?

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Looks like good updates. Anything impressing in them compared to the last version?
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"Denver, Colorado October 8, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announces the launch of the new Ricoh WG-30W. Building on the heritage of the amazing adventure proof cameras in the WG series, the WG-30w comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and advanced smartphone support functions so one can easily browse through and download their adventures to share with family and friends. Designed to capture outdoor activities effortlessly, the WG-30w has a durable construction and a variety of outstanding features that make it ideal for those with an active lifestyle."

It is my impression that Ricoh "tests" new technologies on a lesser camera body before releasing it on the important ones.

K-01 >> new IBIS, Prime-M, Focus Peaking
MX-1 >> Hinged LCD
K-S1 >> Rear Mode Dial
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Looks like good updates. Anything impressing in them compared to the last version?
wifi (but no gps)
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
wifi (but no gps)
Jeebus

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Jeebus
+1110 to that! A very warmed-over rebirth of the WG-20, with the same horrid 2.7" 260k dot LCD. (I thought those screens were all reserved for children's toys and coffeemakers?)
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Now I've seen this, I wish Ricoh would put wifi / NFC on Q series.
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Actually I thought the accompanying selection of mounts was far more interesting. Adding WiFi is a good step but otherwise essentially the same camera, no big deal. But the mount system ties together the WG series and takes everything in a new direction. Head to head with GoPro. Not sure how much traction they will get there but once again an innovative product in a market category that Canon/Nikon are not present in.

Which seems to be Ricoh's strategy. Find someplace in the camera industry that Canikon is not and make a product for that niche.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
+1110 to that! A very warmed-over rebirth of the WG-20, with the same horrid 2.7" 260k dot LCD. (I thought those screens were all reserved for children's toys and coffeemakers?)
I meant, Jeebus . . . . . . . He getts wifi and now he's whining about GPS.

Does it never end?
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
He getts wifi and now he's whining about GPS.
Well if we are going to whine, I would FAR rather have the GPS than the WiFi. GPS is useful, WiFi not so much. (At least I have not been able to find a use for it, though I am open to suggestions)
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Useless cameras. All specs are very weak, except water, dust and shock resistance.
WG-3 GPS had 2.0-4.9 lens and bigger LCD...
Right?

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Useless cameras. All specs are very weak, except water, dust and shock resistance.
Doomed...............
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