Ricoh Imaging - High-end rugged camera capable of 14-meters underwater filming
Ricoh Imaging's high-end rugged compact digital camera - RICOH WG-4 and RICOH WG-4 GPS - will be out in mid-March.
RICOH WG-4 and RICOH WG-4 GPS are waterproof (IPX8) and shockproof (can survive a 2-meter drop), IP6X dustproof, -10 degree cold resistant, and have load bearing performance of up to 100kgf. They allow you to film at up to 14 meters below the surface of the sea continuously for 2 hours.
They have F2.0-F.49 4x optical zoom lens with an effective focal length of 4.5-18mm (equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm format), effective 16MP backlit CMOS image sensor, dual image stabilization mechanism combining sensor-shift and electronic mechanism, 3-inch LCD display (0.46M dots).
RICOH WG-4 GPS features GPS function, which enables you to add location information to photos and videos or to record log data in motion, and functionalities like a barometer, altimeter, indicator for depth and compass.
Price: RICOH WG-4 - Estimated ¥30,000 - ¥35,000; RICOH WG-4 GPS - Estimated ¥35,000 - ¥40,000
Weight: 229g (RICOH WG-4), 236g (RICOH WG-4 GPS) - including a battery and SD card