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Ricoh Unveils New Waterproof Outdoor Cam | PDN Online

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Ricoh Unveils New Waterproof Outdoor Cam

October 9, 2014

By Greg Scoblete

 Ricoh will throw another rugged camera into the mix this December with the new Pentax WG-30W.

Sporting a 16-megapixel backside illuminated sensor, the WG-30W is waterproof to a depth of 40 feet, can survive drops from as high as 5 feet and can withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure. The airtight body also defends against Arctic temperatures as low as -10 degrees C.

The camera features a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400, built-in Wi-Fi, a 2.7-inch display and a 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) There’s a digital microscope feature and six macro lights around the lens for capturing detailed close-ups as well as underwater exposure modes to optimize photo taking beneath the waves.

Rounding out the WG-30W’s feature set is 1920 x 1080/30 frames per second HD video recording with a Micro HDMI output for use with external recording devices. 

The WG-30W will be available in flame orange and carbon grey for $299. There were be 10 optional mounts and accessories for the WG-30W that will be available when the camera ships in December.