Ricoh WG-7 waterproof camera announced (in Japan only?)

The previously rumored Ricoh WG-7 waterproof camera is now officially announced but it seems that the announcement was only for the Japanese market – here is the translated press release and additional information:

A waterproof compact digital camera capable of continuous 2 hours of underwater photography at a depth of 20m

New release of “RICOH WG-7”

High-grade model with a new webcam function that can also use high-intensity ring lights-

Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. (President: Shinobu Takahashi) has made it possible to use it as a new Web camera in addition to its well-established high waterproof performance, and it can be used not only outdoors but also in everyday business scenes. We are pleased to announce the release of the high-grade model “RICOH WG-7” of digital cameras.

This product is a high-grade model with the highest toughness performance of the waterproof compact digital camera “WG” series, such as waterproof performance at a depth of 20 m, drop impact resistance from a height of 2.1 m, and cold resistance at -10 ° C. You can enjoy ultra-high-definition still images with 20 million effective pixels and high-quality video with 4K resolution even in harsh environments, and you can also record location information on images taken with the built-in GPS unit and log recording when moving. is. In addition, it has a new function that can be used as a high-quality Web camera by connecting to a PC, and it is very handy due to the built-in large-light variable ring light and the shortest 1 cm close-up shooting function, as well as the display of participating users during a Web conference. It is easy to take magnified shots of small parts while illuminating them brightly, and explain and display them online. (source: Ricoh)

Ricoh WG-7 cameras sample movies:

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