During the Mobile World Conference 2016 this week camera maker Ricoh has unveiled a new addition to their range with the launch of the rugged Ricoh WG-M2 action camera which has been designed to take the action cam market by storm.
The design of the action camera allows it to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C or 14°F and can be dropped from heights of 2m or 6.5 feet. Internally the action camera is fitted with a 204-degree lens and features a 1.5 inch colour LCD screen for monitoring and menu navigation.
The small pocket size camera is capable of recording ultra HD footage at 30 frames per second as well as 1080/60p and 720/120p capture. The Ricoh WG-M2 action camera will be launching in April 2016 and will be priced at $300. Ricoh explains a little more :
The Ricoh WG-M2 boasts additional new features designed to ensure outstanding performance in extreme conditions, as well as to make the camera easier to use. In addition to being waterproof to an impressive depth of 65 feet, shock-resistant against a fall from 6.5 feet, and able to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C, the new WG-M2 now offers video-orientation, a new feature that ensures video is recorded upright if the camera is mounted sideways or even upside down. For remote control and image/video transfer, the WG-M2 is controllable via Wi-Fi with a smartphone or tablet using the free Ricoh ImageSync app.
Ricoh’s President Jim Malcolm explains more about the design of the new Ricoh WG-M2 action camera.
This camera is simply best in class, both in terms of image quality and ease of use. The WG-M2 is one of the smallest and lightest cameras in the market. It’s more than an action camera. The WG-M2 is compact and durable; with a large color LCD to frame and enjoy top-quality images and 4K Ultra-HD video. It also comes with a host of features that make the camera extremely easy to use, which is critical when you’re capturing life.
For the full press release jump over to the DPReview website via the link below.
Source: DP Review
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