Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation launched the Ricoh WG-M2, an action camera with an ultra-wide 204-degree lens that captures 4K Ultra-HD video, and is approximately 40 percent smaller and more lightweight than previous models in Ricoh’s WG series.
The Ricoh WG-M2 has additional new features. In addition to being waterproof to a 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.
The WG-M2 has a new start-stop control mechanism that vibrates to confirm when recording is started or stopped, and a 1.5-inch color LCD monitor.
The WG-M2’s 4K sensor captures 4K Ultra-HD video at 30fps, as well as full 1080p HD up to 60fps and 720p HD video up to 120fps, as well as capturing still images up to 8MP. The camera is equipped with seven Video Effect modes.
Ricoh offers a array of mounts and other accessories that allow the camera to be mounted on helmets, handlebars and more for use during sports and outdoor activities. Included in the accessory offerings are a brand new case O-CC163 and silicone protective skin O-CC1631, specifically designed for the WG-M2.
The Ricoh WG-M2 camera will be available late April 2016.