Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera (Orange)

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera (Orange)

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera (Orange)

B&H # RIWG5GO MFR # 04664
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Product Highlights

  • 16MP 1/2.3" Backlit CMOS Sensor
  • Ricoh 4.5-18mm 4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • Water, Dust, Crush, Shock, and Coldproof
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In GPS Module and Digital Compass
  • Triple SR Image Stabilization System
  • Digital Microscope Mode & Built-In LEDs
  • ISO 6400 and Up to 14 fps Shooting
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Ricoh WG-5 overview

  • 1Description

Capture your most daring adventures with the water, dust, crush, shock, and coldproof orange WG-5 GPS Digital Camera from Ricoh. The durable point-and-shoot features a 16 megapixel 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor for recording both high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p movies in a wide variety of conditions. The combination of the sensor and new-generation image processor also avails notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 6400, continuous full-resolution shooting up to 1.5 fps, and 12-14 fps burst shooting at a lower resolution.

A built-in Ricoh 4x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 25-100mm to suit working in everyday shooting situations. A maximum aperture of f/2-4.9 benefits low-light use and complements the sensor-shift type Shake Reduction image stabilization system. This SR mechanism is further enhanced by Pixel Track and high ISO Shake Reduction to minimize the appearance of camera blur when photographing in difficult lighting conditions.

Rounding out the rugged capabilities is a built-in GPS module, which automatically records location and travel log data to images' metadata and also provides positional information in real time on the rear 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor. Also, a front monochrome display will show users some basic information and it has built-in LEDs along with a digital microscope mode that enable exceptionally close focusing and image capture.

Rugged Design
The WG-5 revolves around its durable, weather-proof construction to enable its use in harsh and trying conditions:

  • Waterproof to 45.9'
  • Shockproof to 6.5'
  • Crushproof to 220 lbf
  • Coldproof to 14°F
  • Dustproof to JIS 6 standard
  • 16MP Backlit CMOS Sensor
    The 16 megapixel 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor, combined with a new-generation 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 1.5 fps at full resolution or 12-14 fps at 4 or 5MP for up to 30 frames.

    Movies are recorded in the Internet-friendly MP4 format and utilize a built-in stereo microphone to deliver clear sound. High-speed movie recording is also possible up to 120 fps in the HD 720p format.
    Ricoh 4x Optical Zoom Lens and Shake Reduction
    The built-in 4x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-100mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of conditions. Four 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. Additionally, a maximum aperture of f/2-4.9 benefits working in low-light conditions.

    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.
    GPS Module
    A GPS module is incorporated into the camera's design to automatically record location data and travel log data into image's metadata for geotagging capabilities. Additionally, a built-in pressure/altitude/water-depth gauge and a digital compass are also integrated into the WG-5 GPS.
    Other Camera Features
  • Six LED macro lights surround the lens to produce brighter, more even lighting when working with close-up subjects.
  • A 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor provides a large, bright means for live view monitoring, image review, and menu navigation. Its wide viewing angle of 170° supports easier use from both high and low working angles.
  • 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 0.016 sec. and a startup time of 1.8 sec.
  • 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, 29 different shooting modes are available to creatively enhance the look and feel of imagery.
  • A series of playback modes, effects, and filters can be used to further refine the look of images post-capture: Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W/Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Digital filters (playback): (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-Eye Edit, Resize, and Cropping.
  • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, and Russian.
  • Ricoh WG-5 specs

    Pixels Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: MP4,
    Audio: WAV
    Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
    Lens 9 elements in 7 groups
    4 Aspherical
    EFL: 4.5-18mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-100mm)
    Aperture: f/2 (W) - 4.9 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 4x
    Digital: 7.2x
    Intelligent Zoom: 6x
    Intelligent Zoom: 28.8x
    Focus Range Normal: 1.31' (39.93 cm) to Infinity
    Macro: 0.33' (10.06 cm) to 1.64' (49.99 cm)
    Super-Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) to 0.98' (29.87 cm)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 1/4000 - 1/4 Seconds 
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 1/2000 - 4 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 1/2000 - 4 Seconds in Night Scene Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Movie, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority, Underwater, User
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes 1cm Macro Movie
    Blue Sky
    Digital Microscope
    Digital Panorama
    Digital SR
    Digital Wide
    Group Photo
    Handheld Night Shot
    High Speed Movie
    Interval Movie
    Interval Shooting
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Pet Mode
    Portrait x Backlight
    Portrait x Blue Sky
    Portrait x Sunset
    Surf & Snow
    Time-Lapse Movie
    Underwater Movie
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 1.5 fps at 16 MP for up to Frames
    Up to 14 fps at 5 MP for up to 30 Frames
    Self-Timer 10 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Remote Control O-RC1 (Optional)
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: Up To 34' (10.36 m)
    Telephoto: Up To 14' (4.27 m)
    Built-In Memory 70 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
    1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
    Video Clip Length Up to 26 Min
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
    Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Waterproofing 45.9' (14.0 m)
    Battery 1x D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 925 mAh
    AC Power Adapter K-AC117U (Optional)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.3" / 12.4 x 6.4 x 3.3 cm
    Weight 8.3 oz / 235 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.6 x 3.1"

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