This waterproof digital compact camera is designed so that anyone can capture outdoor activities more casually and without worries. Despite its compact, lightweight body, the WG-60 offers outstanding specifications that outperform ordinary digital cameras and smartphones under demanding outdoor conditions. It is waterproof to a depth of 14 meters; shockproof against a fall from a height of 1.6 meters; and freeze-proof against temperatures as low as -10°C. It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor whose brightness level can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting situation.
With features that include uncompromising waterproofing—good for two hours of continuous use at a depth of 14 meters—freeze proofing * that ensures operation at temperatures of −10 °C, shock proofing capable of withstanding drops of 1.6 meters, and crush proofing capable of withstanding forces of 100 kgf, this rugged camera can be used in all conditions.
With a high-performance image processing engine and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor boasting high optical efficiency and an effective 16 megapixel, the WG-60 takes low-noise photos with a wide dynamic range that look beautiful even as prints.
* equivalent to 35mm format.
Tweaking the look of your images to suit the subject is as simple as selecting a shooting mode. Options include “Vibrant”, which combines balance and depth with a bright, vibrant tone, and “Slide Film”, which offers the contrast and high dynamic range characteristic of slide film.
Slide Film mode
While the camera can of course record Full HD (16:9) video at 30 fps, it also offers a High Speed Movie mode for recording slow-motion video and an Underwater Movie mode suited to underwater movie recording. Movie and Underwater Movie modes offer Movie SR (shake reduction), which can be used to reduce the effects of camera shake. Movie editing features within the camera let you split video or create movie stills from selected frames. The camera’s HDMI connector (Type D) lets you display movies on TVs and other devices.
This mode uses white balance optimized for underwater photos, making colors appear more natural by adding reds that tend to get lost in photos taken under water.
The brightness of the LCD monitor can readily be adapted to changes in ambient lighting conditions for ease of viewing and an improved shooting experience. Brightness can be increased by up to two steps to make dark areas of the display easier to see in sunlight, or lowered by up to two steps to reduce glare for night photography.
In this mode, the camera takes two pictures each time the shutter button is pressed, one with the flash off and the other with it on, letting you concentrate on composition without fiddling with the controls.
* Available in Underwater Mode.
Take spectacular macro photos of details which is too small to be seen by the naked eye. Lighting is provided by six LEDs placed around the lens, ensuring that the camera never casts shadows on your subject.
* Number of recorded pixels is limited to 2M (16:9).
Camera comes with handy macro stand
Capture an area 2.44 mm x 4.33 mm full frame (maximum magnification)
The camera offers settings suited to every subject, including an “Auto Picture” mode that automatically identifies the subject type and chooses the appropriate mode, a Landscape mode for vivid shots of green trees or blue sky, a Surf and Snow mode suited to shots backed by brightly-lit beaches or mountain snows, and a Sports mode for shots of fast-moving subjects.
High Speed Movie
Surf & Snow
Night Scene Portrait
You also have a Green mode option that lets you instantly restore defaults by pressing the green button.
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”
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.
Adjust colors or use special effects to style photos for maximum impact.
Create time-lapse movies from still images taken automatically at preset intervals.
Choose interval settings from 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes.
* The camera does not store the individual still images separately.
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 FlashAir™ SDHC/SDXC memory cards (available separately from third-party suppliers; for information on using FlashAir cards, see the FlashAir manual).
5 “Image Tone” options/Face detection autofocus and auto exposure for up to 32 subjects/Auto Tracking AF/AF assist lamp/Pixel Track SR/Continuous shooting/Burst shooting/Auto bracketing/D-Range (dynamic range) options/Ink Rubbing filter/Quick movie editing/Support for remote control (remote control available separately).