Ricoh announces rugged WG-6 and industrial-strength G900 cameras

The WG-6 is Ricoh’s latest ‘top-of-the-line’ waterproof camera, offering a 20MP, 1/2.3″ BSI-CMOS sensor, 28-140mm F3.5-5.5 lens and a built-in macro ring light. The WG-6 is waterproof to 20m/65ft, shockproof from 2.1m/6.5ft and functional down to -10°C/+14°F.

The WG-6 has a built-in GPS and electronic compass, a 3″ (non-touch) LCD, remote control receivers on the front and back and a USB-C socket. It’s also capable of capturing 4K/30 video. The WG-6 does not have optical image stabilization, and wireless connectivity is only available by using optional FlashAir SD cards.

The camera will be on the market shortly for $399. Available colors include orange and black.

The G900 is a more rugged version of the WG-6 and is designed for industrial applications. In addition to being water, dust, and drop-resistant, it’s also crushproof to 100kgf/220lbf and chemical-resistant (to which ones, we do not know).

It also adds text and voice memos, password protection and barcode scanning. The G900 has a whopping 6.5GB of internal memory, as well.

The G900 will be priced at $799.

Press Release

Ricoh Imaging introduces top-of-the-line model in its WG series of ultra-rugged digital compact cameras

Waterproof, shockproof RICOH WG-6 camera packs 20 megapixels and 4K-resolution video functionality in a small and durable package

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2019-Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the RICOH WG-6, a compact, waterproof and shockproof digital camera that produces super high-resolution photos and 4K video. Equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage and a large, wide-frame LCD monitor, the new, top-of-the- line model in the rugged WG series makes it easy to capture a range of images – from eye- catching close-ups to sweeping landscapes – in the most extreme conditions.

The RICOH WG-6 adds a host of newly designed features including a multi-application ring light ideal for macro-photography and the most dependable waterproof body in WG-series history, capable of shooting to a depth of 65 feet, for up to two continuous hours. The WG-6 body is shockproof against a fall from heights of 6.5 feet and operational in temperatures as low as -10°C.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 20 effective megapixels and a high-performance imaging engine, the RICOH WG-6 delivers super-high-resolution still images and 4K-resolution video clips. In addition to the conventional Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode, it features a new Movie SR+ mode to assure high-quality shooting with more active, fast-action outdoor activities.

A six-LED ring light unit positioned around the lens allows use of a faster shutter speed to minimize camera shake and subject shake in macro and close-up photography. This feature also allows the photographer to choose specific LEDs to illuminate a subject more three- dimensionally and emphasize its delicate contours.

Additional outdoor-friendly features include a GPS module to record position data and travel log data onto captured images; an electronic compass; and the innovative Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures several images of the same nighttime scene and produces a single blur-free composite image of them.

| Pricing and Availability |

The RICOH WG-6 will be available for pre-sale at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $399.95.

Ricoh Imaging announces heavy-duty industrial digital camera ideal for construction, civil engineering and disaster relief

Resistant to water, dust, shock and chemicals, the new RICOH G900 produces high- resolution images in the most challenging conditions

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2019-Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the RICOH G900, a heavy-duty, compact digital camera designed for capturing high- quality images and 4K video in demanding industrial environments. Waterproof, dustproof, shock- and chemical-resistant, the G900 is optimized for use in challenging conditions subject to water, rain, dust and dirt, and in industries such as construction, civil engineering, disaster relief and healthcare.

The successor to the RICOH G800, the RICOH G900 offers a new, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 20 effective megapixels that captures high-resolution images even in low-light conditions. It features a 5X optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm format), and a six-LED ring light unit positioned around the lens that allows use of a faster shutter speed to minimize camera shake and subject shake in macro and close-up photography.

Approximately 26 percent more compact than its predecessor, the rugged RICOH G900 is waterproof to a depth of 65 feet for up to two hours of continuous operation, and its enhanced shock-resistant body is capable of withstanding a fall from 6.5 feet.

The camera offers an array of features designed to facilitate shooting in industrial environments, including an advanced GPS system and an electronic compass that records accurate position and direction data; easily accessible controls; a comfortable, contoured grip; and the wide neck strap of its predecessor, which enables two-point, cross-shoulder suspension to make the RICOH G900 easy to carry and handle at worksites.

The RICOH G900’s unique, enhanced camera memo function mode greatly reduces the workload needed for post-shooting data management. Previously created text or audio can be easily attached to a captured image, and reference images such as plans or blueprints can be browsed on the camera’s 3-inch LCD monitor. A transparency guide allows the user to recall a previously captured image on the monitor to compare images side-by-side and measure progress of work that has been completed. Additional features include a barcode scanning function, password- protected camera lock, 6.5GB of built-in memory and an electronic level.

| Pricing and Availability |

The RICOH G900 will be available for pre-sale at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799.95.

Ricoh WG-6 / G900 specifications

  Ricoh WG-6 Ricoh G900
Price
MSRP $399 $799
Body type
Body type Compact
Body material Composite
Sensor
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Color space sRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Digital only
Uncompressed format No
File format
  • JPEG
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–140 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F3.5–5.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (8.1X)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec 1/4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
Scene modes
  • Auto Picture
  • Program
  • HDR
  • Handheld Night Snap
  • Movie
  • High Speed Movie
  • Digital Microscope
  • Landscape
  • Flower
  • Portrait
  • Underwater
  • Underwater Movie
  • Interval Shot
  • Interval Movie
  • Surf & Snow
  • Kids
  • Pet
  • Sport
  • Night Scene
  • Fireworks
  • Digital SR
  • Report
  • Green
  • Depth of field composition
  • Auto Picture
  • Program
  • HDR
  • Movie
  • High Speed Movie
  • Digital Microscope
  • Interval Shot
  • Interval Movie
  • Surf & Snow
  • Digital SR
  • Report
  • watermark
  • Firefighting
  • Skew Correct
  • Text
  • Zoom Macro
  • Haze removal
  • Depth of field composition
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.50 m (with Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Flash on, flash off
Drive modes
  • One-shot
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous
  • Burst
  • M continuous
  • S continuous
  • Remote control
  • Auto bracketing
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage included 27MB 6.5GB
Connectivity
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless notes Supports FlashAir SD cards
Remote control Yes (Receivers on front and back) Yes
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Durability Waterproof, Shockproof
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 340
Weight (inc. batteries) 246 g (0.54 lb / 8.68 oz) 247 g (0.54 lb / 8.71 oz)
Dimensions 118 x 66 x 33 mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 1.3)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Built-in
GPS notes Includes e-Compass

Original source: http://www.dpreview.com/news/5182523721/ricoh-announces-rugged-wg-6-and-industrial-strength-g900-cameras

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