Ricoh announces rugged, waterproof RICOH WG-80 compact camera

RICOH WG-80 compact camera

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the RICOH WG-80, a durable, lightweight and waterproof compact digital camera equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens providing coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approximately 28mm to 140mm in the 35mm format) and a large, outdoor-friendly wide-frame LCD monitor.

Available in black or orange, the RICOH WG-80 will be available in mid-June 2022 for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $329.95.

The RICOH WG-80 features its own built-in ring light with adjustable illumination levels. Six LED macro lights positioned around the circumference of the lens barrel provide twice the illumination intensity of its predecessor, the WG-70, making the camera ideal for low-light and macro photography,The ring light can also be activated for taking selfies with the help of a self-portrait assist mode.

The camera is waterproof to a depth of 46 feet (14 meters) for up to two hours of continuous operation. The RICOH WG-80 is equipped with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 16 effective megapixels. It features triple anti-shake protection to prevent blurred images and videos in all applications.

The RICOH WG-80 is shockproof against a fall from a height of five feet (1.6 meters) and freeze-proof in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor with a brightness level that can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting situation.

The solid, airtight body of the WG-80 is not only waterproof down to a depth of 14 meters (46 feet) for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX 8 or JIS Class 8), but is also shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters (five feet),* dustproof (equivalent to IPX 6 or JIS Class 6), freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C, and crushproof against weights
up to 100kgf (kilogram force).