Ricoh WG-50 waterproof and shockproof camera officially announced

The previously rumored Ricoh WG-50 waterproof and shockproof compact camera is now officially announced (available in black and orange). The US price is $276.95.  The full press release can be found here.

Here are some of the features of the new camera:

  • RICOH’s WG-30W is adventure proof and suitable for almost any environment.
  • Waterproof to 39 feet – perfect for use when submerged.
  • Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet.
  • Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force).
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14°F).
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14°F).
  • Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments.
  • 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor offers plenty of image detail.
  • Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) provides versatile capture of subjects near or far.
  • Large 2.7 inch LCD features 230,000 dots and wide angle viewingwith anti-reflective coating.
  • Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 6 macro LEDs for perfect focus and smooth, even lighting. Instant Illmination Enhance feature.
  • Capture video in widescreen 1080p HD at 30 frames per second.
  • Wi-Fi connection to support remote operation using smartphones.
  • Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images.
  • Capture perfect portraits with fast Face Detection technology, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection.
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control.

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