The Ricoh WG-30W is a “proof” camera (you know, waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, etc.), with built-in Wi-Fi and “advanced smartphone support functions” so you can easily browse through and download images.
The camera is outfitted with a new back illuminated CMOS sensor sporting 16-megapixels (effective), and is said to deliver low noise, even in dimly lit situations.
The solid, airtight body is not only waterproof to a depth of approximately 12 meters, but also shockproof from a height of 1.5 meters, crushproof against weights up to 100 kgf (kilogram force), and coldproof to temperatures as frigid as -10°C.
This new model includes the WG original Digital Microscope mode, allowing the user to capture even the slightest detail, like a pebble in a mountain stream, while six macro lights positioned around the lens allow the subject to be more illuminated.
With Full HD movie recording, the user is able to capture extended movie clips at a frame rate of 30 fps.
Its enhanced underwater mode is said to achieve better imagery.
The WG-30W will be available in carbon grey and flame orange, and has 10 optional accessories including a handle bar mount, a helmet mount, and a magnet mount.
The WG-30W will be available in December for a suggested retail price of $319.99.