Waterproof video on the go with the Ricoh WG-M1 camera

Ricoh WG-M1 camera

Portable action cameras are almost a dime a dozen now days, and with so many models, designs, features and accessories it can be hard to choose. Ricoh, a well-known name in imaging has dropped their hat into the action video camera race with the WG-M1. What makes the WG-M1 different from a lot of other models is the fact that it is waterproof up to 10 meters. The Ricoh WG-M1 has the following features listed on their website:

  • 14 megapixel CMOS sensor for high-resolution images
  • Fast f/2.8 ultra-wide angle 160° lens
  • Air-tight waterproof construction allows underwater shooting at a depth of 10 meters for 1 hour – using underwater lens protector
  • Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 2 meters
  • Cold-resistant to sub-freezing temperatures of 14 ° F (minus 10° C)
  • The waterproof / dustproof design protects the camera for outdoor-oriented adventures
  • High-resolution 1.5 inch color LCD monitor with approximately 11,000 dots
  • Full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution (1920×1080) with efficient, high quality h.264 compression at 30 frames per second
  • Change perspective with 4 different angle-of-view settings
  • Large control buttons for easy access to camera functions
  • Dedicated APP for capture control by smartphones and tablets; image editing and sharing available
  • Versatile mounting accessories available

The WG-M1 is available for pre-order on the Ricoh website for $299.95 and will be available in orange or black.

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