RICOH WG-6

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This top-of-the-line waterproof digital compact camera is designed to be waterproof to a depth of 20 meters, shockproof against a fall from heights of 2.1 meters, and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C. Equipped with a state-of-the-art back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 20 effective megapixels and a high-performance imaging engine, it delivers super-high-resolution still images and 4K-resolution movie clips. It also incorporates such outdoor-friendly features as a GPS module to record position data and travel log data onto captured images, and an electronic compass to enhance operability in the field. Positioned around the lens, a multi-application Ring Light unit featuring six bulbs provides bright, uniform illumination on the subject. Thanks to a choice of discharge patterns, these lights can also be used as a lighting device to illuminate the subject more three-dimensionally.

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Extreme all-weather gear: a rugged chassis that can be relied on in the harshest conditions.

Approximately 20 effective megapixel for sharp, high-resolution, low-noise images with a wide dynamic range.
Camera body of tough aluminum-panel chassis equipped with high-precision GPS, a powerful LED Ring Light, and electronic gimbal stabilization.
Venture into the wild with an all-weather compact camera equal to any and all conditions.

Shockproof 2.1m

Freezeproof -10°C

Waterproof 20m

Crushproof 100kgf

20 effective megapixel for sharp, high-resolution images. 4K video support.

A high-resolution, high-sensitivity, back-iluminated CMOS image sensor and high-performance image-processing engine combine for low-noise, high-quality images. The lens, which features 5x optical zoom and a focal length of about 28 mm (equivalent in 35 mm format) when zoomed all the way out, is suitable for a wide variety of subjects. The camera also supports 4K for movies with four times the resolution of Full HD.

Get up to ten times more light * with a Ring Light function for macro photography or movie recording in poorly-lit locations.

The brightness of the six LEDs around the lens can be adjusted to light the entire subject, or some can be turned off to add depth to close-ups taken in macro mode.

Leave your gloves on: improved operability

The shooting mode can now be selected with the mode dial, while the spacious layout of buttons on the back of the camera and the vertically-oriented zoom button make the camera easier to use.

All-weather chassis

With features that include uncompromising waterproofing—good for two continuous hours of use at a depth of 20 m— shockproofing capable of withstanding drops of 2.1 m, freezeproofing * that ensures operation at temperatures of −10 °C, and crushproofing capable of withstanding forces of 100 kgf (kilogram force), this rugged camera can be used in all conditions.

*Battery capacity drops with ambient temperature, reducing the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge.

• Waterproof : IPX8, JIS Class 8 • Dustproof : IP6X, JIS Class 6 • Shockproof : Able to withstand drops of 2.1 m, onto a 5 cm thick surface using MIL-Standard 810F Method 516.5–Shock adapted to in-house standards • Crushproof : Tested according to in-house standards

Dedicated Underwater mode.

White balance is optimized to suppress blue tints for underwater photos with natural-looking colors. Underwater Movie mode also applies this effect while filming high-resolution 4K movies.

Flash Off/Flash On, taking two pictures with single release

In this mode, the camera takes two pictures with a single press of the shutter button one with the flash off and the other with it on. Because there is no flash with the first picture to startle the fish, you can be sure that both the shot with the flash and the one without will turn out well.

 

* Available in Underwater mode.

Video Samples

Easy to use with
gloves on;
improved overall
operability

Designed for ease of use in the field, the WG-6 features a rugged aluminum-panel chassis, simple mode selection that requires only rotating the mode dial, and an easy-to-operate vertically-oriented zoom button. The spacious layout of the controls on the back of the camera lets you use them without removing your gloves. In addition, previously-saved exposure settings and the like can be quickly recalled by selecting ADJ. mode with the Movie/ADJ. button.

Faster and easier to use design.

The new ADJ. button can be customized to quickly change and recall settings for faster operation when taking photos, you can change and recall settings for exposure compensation, image size, aspect ratio, ISO sensitivity, and white balance. Shooting mode, exposure compensation, and other settings can also be saved as "User Mode 1" (U1) or "User Mode 2" (U2) to be recalled quickly and easily, simply by rotating the mode dial.

Outdoor View
Setting

The brightness of the LCD monitor can readily be
adapted dealing with changes in ambient lighting
conditions for ease of viewing and an improved
shooting experience. Brightness can be increased
by up to two steps to makedark areas of the display
easier to see in sunlight, or lowered by up two steps
to reduce glare for night photography.

            The monitor in sunny conditions

            
            Left: Outdoor view +2  Right: Normal display
            *Image is concept art

 

High-performance GPS and an electronic compass.

Use GPS to record the current location with the image data whenever a picture is taken. In addition to GPS, the WG-6 also supports GLONASS and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS, also known as Michibiki). In addition, a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) is used for more reliable positioning with greater accuracy and reduced error. The data recorded with photographs can be used to view their location on a map or display your route on a computer, further enhancing the post-photography experience. Location data, the heading provided by the electronic compass, or the time (UTC) can also be imprinted on pictures in their lower right corners.

 

FlashAir Functionality Improvement

Use FlashAir * wireless-enabled SD memory cards to instantly transfer images to your smartphone or other devices on the spot. Wireless LAN can now be turned on and off from the camera, reducing the drain on the battery.

*Toshiba SD-UWA series W04 FlashAirTM SDHC/SDXC memory cards (available separately from third-party suppliers; for information on using FlashAir cards, see the FlashAir manual).

 

20 effective megapixels, low noise, and a wide dynamic range combine for sharp, highly-resolved pictures.

With approximately 20 effective megapixels, images can be cropped with no apparent drop in resolution. The exceptional quantum efficiency of the back-illumated CMOS image sensor and the high-quality image-processing engine combine for low-noise, high-quality images. The camera also features a lens with 5x optical zoom and a focal lenght of about 28 mm (35 mm equivalent) at the widest angle, suitable for a wide range of subjects.

Shoot highly-realistic 4K movies while keeping shake to a minimum with the camera's powerful shake reduction feature.

Record scenes exactly as they appear to the naked eye in beautiful, highly-realistic 4K (frame size 3840 x 2160 pixels). In addition to a Movie SR mode for normal shake reduction, for HD *1 and Full D recording the camera now features a new Movie SR+ mode that produces natural footage with so little shake and distortion which seems to be a built-in gimbal stabilizer is equipped. *2,3

*1. Movie SR+ is available during HD recording only at a frame rate of 30 fps.
*2. A "gimbal" is a rotating grip used to keep the camera level and reduce shake during movie recording.
*3. Movie filmed in Movie SR+ mode have an angle of view about 40%.

 

Simple movie editing within camera

The movie editing features can be used within camera to create cut-out still images from selected frames or divide footage into individual clips. Movies can even be viewed on a television or other display connected to the camera via Type D HDMI connector.

Fully-featured shooting modes.
A variable-brightness Ring Light, perfect for movie recording and macro photography.

The lens is surrounded by six variable-brightness, indidually-controlled LEDs that can be used in a host of various ways sush as iluminate the entire subject, eliminating shadows, or directed to add depth by deepening shadows during macro photography. Up to ten times brighter than the RICOH WG-60's Macro Light, the Ring Light can also be used to illuminate the subject when lighting is poor.

6 LEDS

2 Top LEDs only

3 Left LEDs only

Possible to use LEDs
as subsidiary light for
movie recording.

An easy-to-use Digital Microscope mode.

The WG-6's Digital Microscope mode makes it easy take impressive macro photographs that capture details that cannot be resolved by the naked eye. The six-LED Ring Light helps prevent blur by allowing faster shutter speeds.

Note: Image size is fixed at 3M 4:3

Capture an area 3.75 mm x 2.81 mm full frame (maximum magnification)

Selection of 18 scene modes.

Just choose the appropriate option from the camera's selection of 18 scene modes and let the camera adjust aperture, shutter speed, and other settings to suit the subject.

 

Take advantage of Image Tone options first popularized on PENTAX SLR cameras.

Chooe from five Image Tone options, including vibrant for colors that are intense, bright, and vivis, and Slide Film for pictures with rich contrast resembling those produced by reversal film.

HDR

Handheld Night Snap

Night Scene

Sport

Underwater Mode

Landscape

Flower

Portrait

Digital SR

Interval Shooting

Interval Movie

High Speed Movie

Surf & Snow

Kids

Pets

Underwater movie

Fireworks

DOF Composite

And a host of other useful features

Using the camera' selection of 12 digital filters (B&W/Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft,
Fish-eye, Miniature, and Brightness), adjust colors or apply special effects to style existing photos for maximum impact.

      Retro

      Extract Color

      High Contrast

Automatically capture smiling faces with Smile Capture!

The camera detects portrait subjects and automatically releases the shutter when it spots the subject smiling.
The camera also detects when the subject is blinking and displays the message, “Closed eyes have been detected” (Blink Detection).

Compress the time with Interval Movie!

Create time-lapse movies from still images taken automatically at preset intervals.
Choose from intervals of 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes.

Note: The camera does not save the individual still images separately.

Self-portrait Assist

When the camera detects the face of a portrait subject, the macro LEDs
around the lens will light to show your location in the frame. The Smile
Capture feature can also be activated during selfies.

Put copyright information directly on your photos.

Photo credits can now be directly imprinted on photos in the form of watermarks. Credits can be up to 32 characters long and include letters, numbers, and punctuation; you can also choose their location as well as the font size and color.

A camera at home on construction sites.

The WG-6 feature a tough chassis and enhanced crushproofing and an easy-to-use design that lets you shoot without taking off your gloves. The powerful Ring Light can be used for photos of poorly-lit worksites or for close-ups showing cracks in concrete, rebar identification markings, and other fine details.

Other Features

Face detection AF & AE for up to 30 subjects/Auto Tracking AF/AF assist light/Continuous shooting/Burst shooting/M-Cont/S-Cont/Auto bracketing/D-Range (dynamic range) options/Self-timer/Ink Rubbing filter/Support for remote control (remote control available separately).

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Product Specifications

PART NUMBER
Article Number03842 (Black), 03852 (Orange)
TYPE
Camera Type

Digital compact camera resistant to water, dust, sand, crash, cold and pressure for movie and photo

SENSOR
Type

CMOS

Size

1/2.3"  inch

Effective Pixels

approx. 20 MP

Still

L(20M)、M(10)、S(5M)、XS(3M)、2M、1M、VGA

  • ( ) in aspect 4:3.
  • 2M and 1M are available only in the CALS mode.
  • Aspect: 4:3、3:2、1:1
  • In the CALS mode, the aspect ratio is fixed to 4:3.
Movie
  • 4K(3840 x 2160): approx. 30fps,1920
  • 1920 x 1080: approx. 30fps, 1280
  • 1280 x 720: approx. 60/30fps
Sensitivity

AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 - 6400)

Noise reduction: Automatically applied when the shutter speed is slower than 0.25 sec

Shake Reduction

Still

  • Pixel Track SR
  • Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)

Movie

  • Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR, Movie SR+)
LENS
Focal Length

5-25mm (equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm)

Digital Zoom

Digital zoom: approx. 8.1x

Intelligent zoom: approx. 7.5x at 10M, approx. 40.5x at 640 (including optical zoom)

Construction

RICOH zoom lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)

Filter Diameter

46 mm with Macro Stand

FOCUSING SYSTEM
TypeTTL contrast detection auto focus system
Functions

Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available

9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF

Focus Range (automatic)

Standard: 0.5m - infinity / 1.64 ft - infinity (entire zoom range)

Macro: 0.1 - 0.6m / 0.33 - 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)

1cm Macro: 0.01 - 0.3m / 0.03 - 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)

Manual focus range: 0.01m - infinity (Depends on the zooming steps. 0.01m is only available in 2 - 4 zoom step.)

Focus Range (manual)

0.01m -  infinity (Depends on the zooming steps. 0.01m is only available in 2 - 4 zoom step.)

AF assist

AF assist lamp available

 

SCREEN
ScreenType

3"inch Wide TFT color LCD , with Anti-reflective AR Coating (Cover only)

Resolution

approx.1040k dots

Playback

Playback functions:

Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, DR Filter, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen, Recover File, Auto Image Rotation

One Shot, Index (20  thumb nails, 81 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Delete, Select&Delete, Delete All, Calendar

 

Digital Filter

B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter

SHUTTER
Speed

1/4000  - 1/4sec. (Mechanical and electronic shutter)

4 sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)

EXPOSURE SYSTEM
Metering

Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes

Scene Modes:

  • Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Fireworks, Digital SR, Report, Green, Depth of field composition

Auto picture scene modes:

  • Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight

Face Detection:

  • AF&AE is available for all modes up to 30 faces. Smile Capture,  Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection

Pet detection:       

  • Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto)
Compensation

±2EV (1/3EV steps)

EXPOSURE PARAMETERS
Modes

Drive modes:

  • One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, M Continuous,  S Continuous, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing

Start-up time:

  • approx. 1 sec

Release time lug:

  • approx. 0.003 sec

Continious Shooting:

  • approx. 3 frame/sec 

Max. number of frames at continious shooting:

  • 30 (Subject dependend)
Face Recognition

Face Detection:

  • AF&AE is available for all modes up to 30 faces. Smile Capture,  Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection

Pet detection:       

  • Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto)
White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Ring light, Manual

FLASH
Modes

Flash-on and Flash-off modes, "red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge

Effective Range

Wide: approx. 0.2 - 5.5 m (ISO Auto)

Tele: approx. 0.2 - 3.5 m (ISO Auto)

STORAGE
Internal

Built-in Memory approx. 27MB

External

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, FlashAir™ Card

File Format

Still:

  • JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, PRINT Image Matching III

Movie:

  • MPEG: 4 AVC/H.264

Audio:

  • Movie/Underwater Movie: 32KHz, 16bit, monaural
     
SPECIAL FEATURES
Features
  • Waterproof (Up to 20m (65.6ft.) for 2hours)
  • Shock proof (Up to 2.1m (5.2ft.))
  • Operating Temperature -10℃ to 40℃
  • FlashAir Compatible
  • Ring light
  • USER Setting(U1/U2)
  • ADJ Setting
  • Changing Folder name function supported
  • HDMI Type D (Micro) port
  • Remote control compatible
  • Outdoor View Setting
  • Todays Shots Counter
  • Electronic Leveler
  • Copyright Information
  • Eco Mode
  • Conversion Lens Support
  • GPS GLONASS, QZSS+ SBAS
    GPS display mode: LAT/LON, UTM, MGRS
    GPS log, GPS lock, GPS time adjustment, GPS data imprint, UTC data imprint
  • Electronic Compass        
    Compass heading :Cardinal, Degrees, Cardinal/Degrees Declination, Compass data imprint
Language

English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

ACCESSORIES
Kit Content

   

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY DB-110 #37838
MACRO STAND O-MS3  #30276
POWER PLUG    
USB CABLE I-USB173 #30275
HAND STRAP    
USB POWER ADAPTER AC-U2 #L7628004

Main Specification:AC-U2

Input voltage

AC 100-240 V

Input AC frequency

50-60 Hz

Output voltage

DC 5.0 V

Output current

1000 mA

Output power

5.0 W

Average active efficiency

76.8 %

No-load power consumption

50 mW

Temperature range

0-40°C (32-104°F)

External dimensions
(excluding protrusions)

Approx. 42.5 × 22× 66.5 mm (1.7” ×0.9” × 2.6”)

Weight
(excluding power plug)

Approx. 40 g (1.4oz)

Optional
PENTAX CAMERA CASE O-CC135 #38859
PROTECTOR JACKET RICOH O-CC173 #30278
PENTAX REMOTE CONTROL O-RC1 #39892
AC ADAPTER KIT K-AC166E #38371
BATTERY CHARGER BJ-11 #37861
WIDE CONVERSION LENS DW-5 #171930
SOFT CASE RICOH SC-900 #30277
RICHARGEABLE BATTERY DB-110 #37838
SPORTS STRAP O-ST81 #39457
FLOATING WRIST STRAP O-ST1352 38854
BODY
Height

65.5mm

Width

118.2mm

Depth

33.1mm

Weight

219g (without battery and memory card)

246g (loaded and ready)

POWER
Source
  • Rechargeable DB-110 Lithium-Ion battery
  • Optional AC adapter kit
Performance

Still*: approx. 340 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)

Playback**: approx. 260 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)

* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.

** According to the result of RICOH IMAGING in-house testing.

PLAYBACK
Digital Filter

B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter

Options

Playback functions:

One Shot, Index (6 thumb nails, 12 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Select&Delete, Calendar.

Playback modes:

Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen

MOVIE
Recording

1920(1920x1080): approx. 30fps, 1280(1280x720): approx. 60/30fps

Editing

Save as still image, Divide Movies, Adding title picture

COMPATIBILITY
PC

PC: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

Mac

Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

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