Ricoh has launched WG-80 rugged camera in the US online. It is now listed online on Amazon US for pre-order. The launch price is $329.95 USD ( May 2022 Price ) You can buy this in two color options – Orange and Black. Check out the current pricing and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link ).
Ricoh WG-80 is an all-weather adventure camera featuring a 1/2.3″ CMOS back-illuminated 16MP sensor capable of shooting Full HD videos. It has a 28 – 140mm zoom lens ( 5x optical zoom ) with max aperture varying from F3.5( Wide ) to F5.5( Tele ).
Ricoh WG-80, part of the WG Series Compact Camera system, is a rugged and waterproof camera. It is waterproof down to 14m for two hours. To take better photos under the water, the WG-80 has a built-in underwater capture mode as well.
Ricoh has equipped WG-80 with 6 LED Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting offering uniform illumination on a subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected.
Even though Ricoh in its press release talks about image stabilization, there is no optical image stabilization available on this model. Instead, this has Pixel Track SR mechanism, Digital SR mode, and Movie SR mode.
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From the manufacturer
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the RICOH WG-80, a durable, lightweight and waterproof compact digital camera that produces super- high-resolution photos and high-definition (HD) video and is optimized for use in rugged conditions. 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, the new camera makes it easy to capture photos and video of adventures on land, under the sea or in the challenging environment of an industrial job site.
Ricoh WG-80 Camera Technical Details
- Sensor: 16 megapixels 1/2.3″ CMOS
- Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
- Maximum aperture: F3.5(W) – F5.5(T)
- Lens Focal length: Approx. 28 – 140mm ( 5x optical zoom )
- Focus system: 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
- Motion Blur Reduction: Pixel Track SR, Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR), Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
- Sensitivity: AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 – 6400)
- Display: 2.7″ Wide LCD, approx. 230K dots, AR Coating(Cover only)
- Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 1/4sec.
- Battery: Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery
- Battery life: approx 300 shots
- Weight: 194g (including battery and SD memory card)