RICOH WG-M2 - High-spec digital action camera
Along with outstanding performance in demanding scenes — waterproof to a depth of 20 meters, shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters, and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C — it has also become the first RICOH digital camera to feature 4K Full HD movie recording. Coupled with an approximately 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, it captures dynamic, high-resolution, high-bit-rate movie clips with an exaggerated perspective.
High-resolution 4K/30p movie recording with an ultra-wide-angle lens
The WG-M2 provides a choice of two shooting angles*: Wide mode, with a maximum angle of view of approximately 204 degrees, to capture the magnificence of nature in dynamic images with an exaggerated perspective; and Narrow mode, with an approximately 151-degree angle of view, to record routine subjects with a more natural perspective. In the Narrow mode, the user can use the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function** to minimize camera shake during movie recording. It also provides 4K Full HD movie recording, which captures high-resolution, extended movie clips (3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. *** Since it allows the user to record movie clips at a high bit rate of 100Mbps, **** it delivers low-compression, high-resolution movie clips to accommodate a wider range of movie-related user demands. In Full HD movie mode, it also provides a higher frame rate of 60 frames per second to capture the subject with more fluid motion. For playback of extended movie clips, such as one documenting a long bike tour, the camera features a range of convenient functions, such as: A Time-Lapse mode, which fast-forwards a movie clip at 30, 60 or 150 times of normal speed; an Endless Recoding mode, ***** which automatically creates movie files at five-, 10- or 25-minute intervals; and a High-Speed Movie mode, ****** which plays back a slow-motion image of a fast-moving subject. In addition, a micro-HDMI terminal (type D) is provided on the camera body for the simultaneous output of movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.
* The angle of view may vary depending on movie-recording settings including the selected image size.
** The angle of view becomes narrower when the Movie SR function is activated.
*** The maximum length of a single movie clip is 25 minutes or 4GB.
**** For this bit rate, the camera must be set in 4K and S-Fine shooting modes, and a micro SDXC memory card (UHS-1 Speed Class 3) must be used.
***** The maximum length of a single movie clip may vary depending on the selected image size.
****** The angle of view is fixed at Wide mode. Movie clips are recorded at HD 120fps, and played back at 30fps. The maximum length of a single movie clip is four minutes.
Dependable, outdoor-oriented design
Thanks to its airtight design, the WG-M2 assures outstanding waterproof performance to a depth of 20 meters and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8) by simply mounting the included underwater lens protector on the body. It is also designed to be shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters, * dustproof (equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6), and cold-resistant against temperatures as low as -10°C.
* Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards (from a height of two meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.
New features to improve operability
When the movie recording button is pressed at the beginning and finish of a movie recording session, the WG-M2’s vibration function signals the start and end of movie recording operation using vibrations of the camera body, to make the user fully aware of camera operations at all times
Seven Image Effect modes to create original movie clips
The WG-M2 features unique Image Effect modes* to apply desired visual effects to a movie clip for more creative, personalized work. Before a shooting session, the user can select the desired mode from Bright, Natural, Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold, and High Contrast.
* Available Image Effect modes may vary depending on the selected movie recording mode.
Optimum white balance in underwater shooting
The WG-M2 is designed to optimize the color reproduction and contrast of recorded images, based on the data accumulated from numerous underwater image samples. As the result, it captures clear, well-defined underwater images without bluish or greenish color casts.
Wireless LAN connection to support remote operation using smartphones
- 1.5-inch LCD monitor for effortless angle-of-view confirmation during shooting
- Ultra-wide-angle still-image recording at a maximum angle of view of 202 degrees
- High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approximately eight frames per second
- A wide ISO-sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 (in still-image shooting modes)
- Lense 9mm/f2,0
- Imege sensor - 1/2,3" CMOS
- ±2EV exposure compensation
- A choice of a metering system between multi-segment and spot
- Wind suppression mode
- Compatible with micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC memory cards
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI68
- Power adapter
- USB cable I-USB157
- Lens protector
- Underwater lens protector