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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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(Left: Underwater mode Right: Program mode)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Left: Outdoor view +2 Right: Normal display
*Image is concept art
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
2 Top LEDs only
3 Left LEDs only
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)
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.
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.
Handheld Night Snap
High Speed Movie
Surf & Snow
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).