Ricoh has introduced its newest WG sequence compact camera, the WG-80. The camera is rugged and waterproof, able to tackle the weather with a 5x optical zoom lens and an built-in ring gentle that’s twice as highly effective because the one present in its predecessor.
At the guts of the WG-80 is a back-illuminated 16MP CMOS sensor with a high sensitivity of ISO 6400. In entrance of the sensor is a 5x optical zoom lens with a full-frame equal focal size vary of 28–140mm. In addition to 16MP stills, the WG-80 can seize 1080/30p video within the H.264 format.
There’s no optical picture stabilization onboard, however there’s digital picture stabilization that takes on three types: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR and Movie SR. Pixel Track SR and Movie SR use your typical digital picture stabilization correction applied sciences to compensate for blurry pictures in images and movies, respectively, whereas Digital SR mode will simply increase your ISO to make sure you’re getting a sooner shutter velocity in low-light scenes.
The 2.7″ 230K-dot LCD show on the rear is used to compose pictures and navigate the menu. It options an anti-reflective coating to scale back glare and has an ‘Outdoor View Setting’ that adjusts the display screen’s brightness based mostly on ambient gentle.
On the entrance of the camera is a six-LED ring gentle that helps with macro pictures and the ‘Digital Microscope’ seize mode. The gentle has a five-level depth adjustment and has a most brightness twice that of the WG-70.
As for ruggedness and sturdiness, the WG-80 is rated as waterproof right down to 14m (46′) for 2 hours, shockproof from a top of 1.6m (5′), dustproof, crushproof and freezeproof right down to -10ºC (14ºF). As with its predecessors, the WG-80 has a built-in underwater seize mode for each images and video that adjusts the colour stability and distinction to account for various lighting beneath the floor.
The Ricoh WG-80 will retail for $329.95 when it goes on sale in mid-June 2022.