A high-grade, heavy-duty action camera with a 204°ultra-wide-angle lens
The RICOH WG-M2 is a high-specification action camera, within a compact, lightweight body designed to be fully airtight and extremely shock-resistant, this new action camera provides a host of advanced features, including 4K Full HD movie recording using an ultra-wide-angle lens to capture dramatic, lively movie clips.
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. It also comes equipped with a host of new features, including: a vibration function to inform the user of the start and end of a movie recording session by vibrating the camera body; an LCD orientation function* to record movie clips in an upright position regardless of the camera’s orientation (at vertical position or even at upside-down position); seven Image Effect modes to capture movie clips with distinctive visual effects; and an array of movie editing functions such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode.
With a selection of mount accessories to fix the camera on a variety of objects and surfaces, the RICOH WG-M2 optimizes the freedom of action photography, and allows the user to capture various sports and outdoor activities in unprecedented, eye-catching images. The RICOH WG-M2 sports an extremely durable yet stylish body, and is designed to provide effortless operation even when mounted on such objects as bicycles or motorcycles.
The RICOH WG-M2’s 4K format assures astonishingly high-resolution movies at 3840 x 2160 pixels — twice more pixels horizontally and vertically than the Full HD format (1920 x 1080 pixels). It faithfully records breathtaking beauty and thrilling experiences in spectacular, vibrant movies. The WG-M2 also offers Full HD 60p and HD 120p movie formats, allowing you to effortlessly capture beautiful, flawless movies of fast-action sports and lively pets.
The WG-M2 records movies at the amazingly high rate of approximately 100 megabits per second. Recording movies at this average bit rate of approximately 100Mbps provides more image data to each frame, allowing you to produce beautiful, exciting and lively works of art.
* When the camera is set in 4K and S-Fine modes, and a micro SDXC (UHS-I Speed Class 3) memory card is used.
Despite its compact design, the WG-M2 is shockproof against a fall from two meters, freeze-proof against temperatures down to -10°C, and waterproof to a depth of 20 meters* without a housing. It also provides simplified operation and the recording of crystal-clear stereo sound.
*The underwater lens protector (included) must be mounted on the WG-M2 for underwater shooting.
* Waterproof performance equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8; Dustproof performance equivalent to IP6X or JIS Class 6; Shockproof performance 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.
* Regarding the freeze-proof performance, the number of recordable movie files/still images may decrease as the temperature at a shooting location goes down.
Waterproof down to 20 meters without a housing, and shockproof against a fall from two meters
For effortless framing and on-the-spot confirmation of recorded movies. User-friendly interface for speedy setting of desired modes.
For recording of clear sound, without the muffling caused by a housing. A new wind suppression mode comes in handy during outdoor shooting.
For effortless, unfailing camera operation with a gloved hand.
The WG-M2 signals the start and end of movie recording by camera body vibrations, eliminating the worry of missed recording opportunities.
The WG-M2’s Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function* minimizes camera shake when recording a movie on the move. It allows you to capture sharp, blur-free movies even under demanding, blur-prone conditions.
*This function is available only when the Narrow mode is selected during movie recording.
Thanks to its heavy-duty, housing-free design and wind suppression mode, the WG-M2 records crystal-clear sound even outdoors. It also records stereo sound to recreate the true-to-life ambience of memorable scenes.
The WG-M2’s new underwater white-balance mode faithfully reproduces the clear, vibrant atmosphere of underwater scenes, by eliminating reddish
casts in shallows waters near the surface or bluish and greenish casts in deep waters around the depth of 15 meters.
Standard shooting mode
Underwater shooting mode
The WG-M2’s exposure compensation function lets you adjust the exposure to the desired level within a range of ±2EV in 1/2EV steps. It helps you add a distinctive visual expression to your images.
The WG-M2 provides the choice of metering systems: multi-segment or spot. When spot metering is selected, the camera’s AE (Auto Exposure)
system is locked at the start of a shooting session to stabilize the exposure level throughout the recording, regardless of the fluctuations in the
illumination level of surrounding areas.
The WG-M2 provides a range of creative Image Effect modes, such as Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold Monochrome, and High Contrast.* Apply the desired visual effect to movie recording for greater flexibility of creative expression.
*Available Image Effect modes may vary according to the selected movie recording mode
[ Bright ] [ Natural ] [ Monochrome ] [ Shading ] [ Bleach Bypass ] [ Bold Monochrome ] [ Hight Contrast ]
The WG-M2 is compatible with wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) systems, and can be remotely connected to your smartphone or tablet computer to transfer captured images to your mobile device.
By installing this dedicated application* in your smartphone or tablet computer, you can control movie and still-image recording operation from a distance, transfer captured movies/images to your mobile device, play back saved movies/images on the device’s monitor, and even upload favorite movies/images to social networking and other websites.
*Image Sync can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (for iPhones) or Play (for Android smartphones).
This mode automatically creates a series of five-, 10- or 25-minute movie files during extended movie recording, allowing you to document a subject over a very long period of time.*
*The maximum length of a single movie file is 25 minutes or 4GB.
*The length of a single movie file may vary depending on a selected movie format.
This mode links a series of still images captured over a long period of time, and fast-forwards them at 30, 60 or 150 times of normal speed to create dramatic time-lapse movies.
This mode records HD-format images at 120 frames per second, then plays them back at 30 frames per second to create a slow-motion movie — ideal for such applications as reviewing your golf swing.
4K 30p 5 minutes
1080/ 60p 10 minutes
1080/ 30p・720/ 60p・720/ 30p 10 minutes or 25 minutes
While you hold the shutter release button down, the WG-M2 captures as many as 10 images in a single sequence at a speed of eight images per second.
This function records a movie file in an upright, horizontal position regardless of the camera’s orientation, allowing you to mount the WG-M2 on any object and at the desired orientation (0°, 90°, 180° or 270°).
*This function may not be usable in certain shooting modes and/or certain settings.
The WG-M2 provides a host of user-friendly movie editing tools, including a divide movie mode to segment a movie at desired points, and a still image save mode to capture a frame from a movie file and file it as a still image (maximum image size of 4K).