By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, June 17, 2021 @ 09:00 PM (EST)
Resource: Pentax Rumors

Ricoh has introduced the WG-7 rugged compact digital camera for the Japanese sector. Having said that, its predecessor, the WG-6, became readily available internationally, so there’s every prospect that this new design will much too.

The WG-7 has lots in frequent with the model that came ahead of it. As perfectly as staying dust-evidence and freeze-evidence down to 14°F/–10°C, the “high-grade” hard digicam can endure drops of up to 2.1m (6.9ft), sustain up to 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds) of force, and is also water-proof down to 65ft/20m. Continue to keep in thoughts, having said that, that like its predecessor, the WG-7 can only cope with currently being submerged for up to two hrs.

Also unchanged are the 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor with a optimum ISO of 6400, the 28–140mm f/3.5–5.5 (equal) lens, the created-in ring gentle for near-ups, and the 3-inch, 1.04 million-dot rear Liquid crystal display. The sensor is stabilized and can seize 4K online video at up to 30fps—something else that hasn’t changed compared to the WG-6.

In fact, you may well be thinking what accurately has modified in the new design? Perfectly, from what we can acquire, two factors: One particular, as a substitute of being provided in black or yellow, it now comes in black or crimson. Two, it is now possible to use the digicam as a webcam. So, indeed, after your snorkeling experience, you can hook up to Zoom, Skype or Fb Messenger (in addition a few some others), and convey to your buddies how brilliant it all was…

The Ricoh WG-7 is mentioned at ¥49,800, which is around $450, but note that the WG-6’s U.S. launch value was $400 and that product is now listed at $300.

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RICOH WG-7: A waterproof compact electronic digicam capable of steady 2 hours of underwater pictures at a depth of 20m
Significant-grade product with a new webcam perform that can also use significant-intensity ring lights

Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. (President: Shinobu Takahashi) has made it possible to use it as a new Net digicam in addition to its perfectly-established high water resistant performance, and it can be utilised not only outdoors but also in every day company scenes. We are happy to announce the release of the significant-quality product “RICOH WG-7” of digital cameras.

This merchandise is a superior-grade model with the highest toughness efficiency of the water resistant compact digital digicam “WG” collection, this kind of as water-proof performance at a depth of 20m, fall effects resistance from a height of 2.1m, and chilly resistance at –10°C. You can enjoy extremely-large-definition nevertheless photos with 20 million productive pixels and significant-high-quality video with 4K resolution even in severe environments, and you can also file place data on photographs taken with the constructed-in GPS device and log recording when shifting. In addition, it has a new perform that can be used as a higher-high quality World-wide-web digital camera by connecting to a Computer system, and it is quite handy because of to the developed-in massive-light-weight variable ring light-weight and the shortest 1cm near-up shooting function, as very well as the exhibit of collaborating consumers during a Web conference. It is straightforward to just take magnified shots of tiny parts although illuminating them brightly, and explain and screen them online.


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