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09-25-2015, 07:36 AM   #16
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Well, at least the R&D costs to make this "new" camera must have been pretty low...

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It's deja vu all over again, and again.
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i'm having a strong sense of deja vu...
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Does Ricoh-Pentax actually make these, or are they farmed out to Asia Optical like the WG-M1 (the action cam that is basically the same as the Kodak SP1, or the Pentax MX-1/Olympus XZ2 siblings)? It might explain some things. If RP is just filling a slot and not pushing AO to upgrade, and AO is just filling an order and adding a bit here and there, then I can see how the design could stagnate.


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I don't think PentaxRicoh is still manufacturing itself any P&S but the GR (which IMO doesn't fit the P&S label but that's just me).
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They need a new model to get into dpreviews annual underwater camera round up.
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Wg-5 ?
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Wg-5 ?
You have to ask Asia Optical (Asia, nor Asahi ).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
It's deja vu all over again, and again.
No, you get a new Mermaid shooting mode!

Ricoh adds Mermaid mode and deeper dive to Japan-only WG-40 and WG-40W: Digital Photography Review
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Not sure if it is the screen font or just the state of my mind, but I thought you wrote that the WG-40 comes with Mermaid model. Seriously, that would be a great promotion, you know, a free promotional photoshoot.
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The Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W, which are being released only in Japan at the moment...
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I can't even...no, I just can't even.
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What does "adventure proof" mean??? It keeps you from having an adventure??? Or maybe it means I can have an adventure with a Mermaid?? I might buy one just to find out!
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What does "adventure proof" mean??? It keeps you from having an adventure??? Or maybe it means I can have an adventure with a Mermaid?? I might buy one just to find out!
Yes, in the same way that water-proof means keeping you from drinking water.
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What does "adventure proof" mean??? It keeps you from having an adventure??? Or maybe it means I can have an adventure with a Mermaid?? I might buy one just to find out!
I think we just figured out Ricoh's marketing strategy for this camera!
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