Action Cameras

Ricoh’s WG-50 Is Ready for Anything

May 25, 2017

Ricoh’s is updating its tough digicam with a new Outdoor View setting that automatically adjusts the brightness of the 2.7-inch display as ambient lighting conditions change.

Beyond the more responsive display, the new WG-50 is waterproof down to 14m, can survive falls from 1.6m, temperatures as low as -10 degree C and can withstand up to 100kgf of force.

It sports a 28-140mm f/3.5-5.5 integrated lens and a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3-inch) with an ISO range of 125-6400.

The budget-oriented WG-50 can’t record 4K video but does offer full HD video at 30p. It has a rather pokey continuous shooting mode of 1 fps for full resolution images but if you’re willing to live with 5-megapixel shots you can bump the burst mode to 10 fps.

The WG-50 has a built-in macro light around the lens and is capable of focusing on objects as close as .01m away.

Additional features include:

  • digital filters
  • digital image stabilization
  • 9-point AF system
  • face detect AF
  • 1/4000 sec. mechanical shutter speed
  • 300 shot battery life

The WG-50 will retail for $280 and is available for pre-order now.