Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the PENTAX WG-90 digital camera. The company also said the WG series all-weather adventure cameras will now be offered under the PENTAX brand. The PENTAX WG-90—available in early 2024 in blue or classic black —effectively replaces the current-model RICOH WG-80 camera, which will continue to be available through the holidays and into the new year. No pricing was disclosed.
The PENTAX WG-90 is a compact, waterproof digital camera with a 5X optical zoom lens with a focal-length coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approx. 28mm to 140mm in the 35mm format) and a back-illuminated, 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor and high-performance imaging engine deliver a top sensitivity of ISO 6400s. As with other cameras in the WG-series, the WG-90features a built-in ring light with adjustable illumination levels that powers the PENTAX-original Digital Microscope mode, allowing the user to capture clear, vivid images of a microscopic world normally undetectable to the naked eye. The PENTAX WG-90 is designed to be waterproof down to a depth of 46 feet (14 meters), shockproof against a fall from a height of five feet (1.6 meters), and freeze-proof against temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). The WG-90 provides Full HD movie recording using the H.264 recording format.