Ricoh WG-30W Waterproof Digital Camera

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Shoot in Conditions That Would Otherwise be Impossible

Ricoh WG-30W The Ricoh WG-30W Digital Camera is a compact, durable point-and-shoot available in Carbon Gray or Flame Orange, featuring a 16MP 1/2.3" Backlit CMOS sensor and a waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, coldproof, and dustproof construction for recording both high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p movies in a wide variety of conditions. The sensor combined with a newly designed image processor enables low-light sensitivity to ISO 6400 and continuous full-resolution shooting up to 1.08 fps and 10 fps continuous high speed shooting at lower resolutions. New to WG series is built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless image transfer and remote control functions from your smart device.

A built-in 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28-140mm to suit working in wide-angle and telephoto perspectives. Triple anti-shake protection minimizes the appearance of camera blur when photographing and recording video in difficult lighting conditions. High-speed video capture enables the creation of slow-motion videos and micro-HDMI port allows output of Full HD content to HD TVs and other compatible devices.

The rugged design elements of the WG-30W enable its use in conditions that would otherwise make it impossible to shoot including underwater to a depth of 40' and in temperatures as low as 14F. The camera can also withstand drops from up to 5' and pressure up to 220 lbf. It is also dustproof and offers anti-reflection protection on its 2.7" 230k-dot LCD monitor.

A highlight of its unique form factor are the 6 LEDs surrounding the lens which provide direct illumination when using the camera's enhanced Digital Microscope mode. This mode enables close focusing to 0.4". The LEDs also serve when shooting self-portraits and as a general illumination tool. A built-in flash unit is also supported as is a front-face clock, face detection technology, smile capture, blink detection and interval shooting. Several scene modes make it easy to capture sharp and color balanced photos in tough lighting including Underwater mode, Night Scene mode and Surf & Snow mode.

Rugged Design

    The WG-30W provides durable, weather-proof construction to enable its use in harsh and trying conditions:
  • Waterproof to 40'
  • Shockproof to 5'
  • Crushproof to 220 lbf
  • Coldproof to 14F
  • Dustproof to JIS 6 standard
16MP Backlit CMOS Sensor
    The 16MP 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor, combined with a newly designed image processor, works to deliver high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video at 30 fps. These two technologies also enable rich low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 6400 as well as continuous shooting rates of 1.08 fps at full resolution or 10 fps at 4 or 5MP for up to 30 frames.

    Movies are recorded employing the H.264 recording format, and a micro HDMI port allows screening on compatible televisions and devices. High-speed movie recording is also possible up to 120 fps in the HD 720p format.

Ricoh 5x Optical Zoom Lens and Shake Reduction
    The built-in 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-140mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of conditions. Five aspherical elements are incorporated into the lens design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range and to produce sharp, clear imagery. An SP (Super Protection) coating has also been applied to the front lens element to offer greater protection and simplify cleaning of the lens.

    Also contributing to enhanced use in dim lighting, sensor-shift type Shake Reduction image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake to better enable working with longer focal lengths and slower shutter speeds. This image stabilization system is further refined by way of digital Pixel Track and high ISO Shake Reduction modes to further alleviate camera blur.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
    The WG-30W provides a host of Wi-Fi functions, including remote shutter release, confirmation of recorded images, and setting of various shooting functions. The user can also wirelessly transfer images to a smartphone, as well as browse, organize and then upload them to social networking websites.
Other Camera Features
  • Six LED macro lights surround the lens to produce brighter, more even lighting when working with close-up subjects.
  • Enhanced Digital Microscope mode enables close focusing to 0.4".
  • A 2.7" 230k-dot LCD monitor provides means for live view monitoring, image review, and menu navigation. Its wide viewing angle supports easier use from both high and low working angles and anti-reflection coating provides better visibility in bright light.
  • Built-in flash unit
  • A 9-point contrast detection focusing system provides quick and accurate focusing performance and is also capable of detecting subject's faces using Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, and Pet Recognition settings.
  • The processing engine contributes to a fast shutter lag time of 0.008 sec. and a startup time of 1.5 sec.
  • 68MB of internal memory and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card compatibility.
  • Interval shooting modes allow you to record a series of exposures at pre-determined intervals for producing time-lapse imagery.
  • In-camera HDR imaging combines three captured images at once and blends them to realize extended shadow and highlight detail. Additionally, an HDR playback filter can be used to simulate the HDR effect.
  • Including Shutter Priority and USER modes, numerous shooting modes are available to creatively enhance the look and feel of imagery.
  • Interval shooting mode, Face-Detection, Green Simplified mode, Underwater mode and several scene modes assist in capturing sharp and balanced images in varied conditions.
  • A range of optional WG-series mount accessories are available to accommodate diverse camera setups.
  • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 125-6400  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Digital only  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Best, better, good  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28140 mm  
Optical zoom 5  
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.5  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (7.2x)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)  
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)  
Number of focus points 9  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 3.90 m (Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye  
Self-timer Yes  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720  
Format H.264  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal  
Storage included 68MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n  
Remote control Yes  
Environmentally sealed Yes (waterproof to 12m/40ft, shockproof from 1.5m/5ft, crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf, freezeproof to -10C/+14F)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description D-LI92 lithium-ion battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 300  
Weight (inc. batteries) 194 g (0.43 lb / 6.84 oz)  
Dimensions 123 x 62 x 30 mm (4.84 x 2.44 x 1.18)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes  
GPS None


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