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Ricoh PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera (Black)

BH #RIWG8BLK • MFR #01492
Ricoh PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 20MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Built-In Six-LED Ring Light
Reliably capture scenes in extreme weather or rugged conditions with the black PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera from Ricoh. Sporting the greatest operating depth of any WG series camera thus far, the WG-8 is submersible to depths up to 65.6' and IPX6 dustproof. It can withstand extreme temperatures as low as 14°F, and its user-friendly design and numerous convenient features allow easy camera operation. It has a built-in ring light, 5x optical zoom, 4K-resolution movie clips, and much more.
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Ricoh WG-8 Overview

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All-Weather Travel Companion
Reliably capture scenes in extreme weather or rugged conditions with the black PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera from Ricoh. Sporting the greatest operating depth of any WG series camera thus far, the WG-8 is submersible to depths up to 65.6' and IPX6 dustproof. It can withstand extreme temperatures as low as 14°F, and its user-friendly design and numerous convenient features allow easy camera operation. It has a built-in ring light, 5x optical zoom, 4K-resolution movie clips, and much more.
20MP BSI CMOS Sensor | 4K Video and Movie SR+
The WG-8 provides sharp 20MP images with low-noise up to a sensitivity of ISO 6400 by utilizing a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. 4K-resolution movie recording in H.264 format is available, allowing you to capture high-quality extended movie clips at 30fps. In addition to Movie Shake Reduction mode, Movie SR+ mode generates shake-reduction comparable to using a gimbal.
5x Optical Zoom Lens and LED Ring Light
The 5x optical zoom lens provides an angle of view of 5mm to 25mm, which is equivalent to a full-frame view of approximately 28mm to 140mm. A minimum focusing distance of 1cm allows for ultra-close macro photography.

Surrounding the lens barrel is a six-LED ring light, so you can capture clearer, sharper images in low-light conditions. The strength of the light emitted can be adjusted.

Extreme Durability
  • Waterproof and submersible to depths up to 65.6'
  • Shockproof against drops from heights up to 6.8'
  • Dustproof equivalence of IPX6
  • Resistant to temperatures as low as 14°F
  • Crushproof against weights up to 100kgf
Advanced GPS and Built-In Compass
The WG-8's GPS module automatically records position and travel log data onto captured images. Signals can be received from GLONASS and U.S. GPS satellites. GPS data, directional data and UTC can be imprinted on the lower right corner of an image.
Webcam Support for Live Streaming
Use the WG-8 as a web camera by switching to UVC mode, connecting it to a computer via USB cable, and then streaming Full HD video at 30fps.
3" 1.04m-Dot LCD Monitor
A high-resolution 3" 1.04m-dot LCD monitor allows for wide-angle viewing. An antireflection coating on the monitor minimizes glare and allows easier viewing even in harsh sunlight. Additionally, the Outdoor View setting allows you to adjust the monitor's brightness for optimized visibility.

Ricoh WG-8 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 20 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type BSI CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital
Focal Length
5 to 25mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 140mm)
Optical Zoom
5x
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.5
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 6400 in Manual, Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
1920 x 1080
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
No
Display Size
3"
Display Type
Fixed Non-Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x Ricoh DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 118.2 x 65.5 x 33.1 mm
Weight
8.5 oz / 242 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 20 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type BSI CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital
Lens
Focal Length
5 to 25mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 140mm)
Optical Zoom
5x
Digital Zoom
8.1x Maximum
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.5
Focus Range
1.6' to Infinity / 0.5 m to Infinity
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 1/4 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 6400 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Compensation
-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Daylight Color, Daylight White, Fluorescent, Manual, Ring Light, Shade, Tungsten, Warm White
Continuous Shooting
No
Interval Recording
Yes
Special Options
Fish-Eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Image File Format
JPEG
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
1920 x 1080
External Recording Modes
USB
HD (1920 x 1080) at 30.00 fps
Recording Limit
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Broadcast Output
NTSC
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory
27 MB
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GLONASS, GPS
Monitor
Display Size
3"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Non-Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range
0.66 to 18' / 0.2 to 5.5 m (Wide)
0.66 to 11' / 0.2 to 3.4 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Environmental Protection
Water-Resistant to 65.6' / 20.0 m (IPX8)
Shockproof
6.8' / 2.1 m
Crushproof
220.5 lbf / 100 kgf
General
Battery Type
1x Ricoh DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Shoe Mount
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 118.2 x 65.5 x 33.1 mm
Weight
8.5 oz / 242 g (With Battery, Recording Media)

Ricoh WG-8 Reviews

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Can you adjust shutter speed and/or aperature?

Can you adjust shutter speed and/or aperature?
Asked by: Joel
The Ricoh PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera (Black) does not have manual overrides for controlling the aperture or shutter speed.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-18
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