The Ricoh WG-M2 is a compact, shockproof and fully waterproof action camera with an ultra-wide 204-degree lens that captures 4K Ultra-HD video. The camera is approximately 40 percent smaller and more lightweight than previous WG models.
The WG-M2 is waterproof to a depth of 19.8 m (65 feet), shock-resistant against a fall from 2 m (6.5 feet), and able to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C.
The camera offers video-orientation, a new feature that ensures video is recorded upright if the camera is mounted sideways or even upside down.
For remote control and image/video transfer, the WG-M2 is controllable via Wi-Fi with a smartphone or tablet using the free Ricoh ImageSync app.
The WG-M2 is equipped with large control buttons, a new start-stop control mechanism vibrates to confirm when recording is started or stopped, and a 1.5-inch colour LCD monitor makes it possible to view the action during recording or to playback video on the go.
The device captures 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 fps, as well as full 1080p HD up to 60fps and 720p HD video up to 120fps, as well as capturing still images up to 8MP. The camera is equipped with seven video effect modes, plus an array of simple video-editing functions.
Ricoh offers a wide array of mounts and other accessories that allow the camera to be readily mounted on helmets, handlebars and more for use during sports and outdoor activities. Included in the accessory offerings are a new case and silicone protective skin specifically designed for the WG-M2.
The Ricoh WG-M2 will be available late April for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $399.99.