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02-05-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Ricoh Imaging Extends the Adventure with Debut of WG-4 GPS & WG-4 Rugged Cameras, Com

News update from the official Pentax website:

DENVER, CO, February 5, 2014 – With over 20 years of experience in pioneering the design and development of adventure-ready cameras, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is pleased to introduce the Ricoh WG-4 series of rugged compact cameras and new modular mounting system. Taking usability and flexibility to the next level, the Ricoh WG-4 series of cameras and its versatile mounting accessories...

Pentax news announcement: http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/about/press/326


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That's cool! So you can take the camera on things like bike rides?
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I was rather stunned: no pics in there to actually show their products?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
I was rather stunned: no pics in there to actually show their products?

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Yeah, the great wall of text would have benefited from some pictures.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
Yeah, the great wall of text would have benefited from some pictures.
No kidding !

Would be better with "action" shots: snow, mud, water, mountains, rivers ... that sort of thing.
It has to show that it is indeed "rugged".
A picture is worth a thousand words ... where did I ever see those words before?

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There is photo's of the camera's there now.
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It might be interesting to have one to take into places where I will not take my K5.
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I was wondering when the WG series, being a compact line, was going to get officially turned over to the Ricoh side.
Every time a new WG comes out and the current ones go on super sale I tell myself I will buy one as a carry around camera for everywhere a DSLR is just too clunky or too big a liability, but I just never do.
Wish they had the full tech specs up, I would be curious to see how battery time differs from the WG-3 where I heard it was not the greatest.

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I don't see these competing well against GoPro...
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I don't think GoPro is the issue

I feel that Pentax is on the right track here. Solid camera, decent specs, makes sense. Issues: 1-In order to truly revolutionize the underwater market, it needs to go to 125-135ft for an hour. Then ANY certified diver would use it. 2- double the output of the LEDs. 3- Install "fleck and backscatter filtering for plankton blooms that give the pics the "snow" effect in some water. Pentax is closer than everyone else... WG5 will nail it...
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