Ricoh launches 4K, waterproof WG-6 with built-in ring light

Ricoh launches 4K, waterproof WG-6 with built-in ring light

Ricoh has announced the WG-6 – price tag £379.99 – a new flagship waterproof camera that can shoot 20 metres underwater and boasts a built-in ring light unit.

As well as waterproof to 20 metres, the Ricoh WG-6 is shockproof from heights of 2.1 metres, crushproof against weights up to 100 kilograms of force, dustproof and resistant to temperatures down to -10C.

Its back-illuminated 20-megapixel CMOS sensor provides a maximum ISO of 6400 and captures video in 4K resolution at 30p in H.264 format.

Ricoh has also introduced a new Movie SR+ mode, which it says produces a shake-reduction effect in your videos very similar to that created by using a gimbal stabilizer.

The Ricoh WG-6 features a 5x optical zoom lens covering 5-25mm (28-140mm equivalent) and offers a minimum focusing distance of 1cm.

The camera also boasts six LED Macro Lights situated around the lens barrel to help minimise camera shake and achieve faster shutter speeds.

Another interesting feature of the WG-6 is a Handheld Night Snap mode that, like many smartphones, captures several images of a low-light scene and produces a blur-free composite.

On the back of the WG-6 is a 3-inch LCD with anti-reflective coating. Other features include GPS tagging, 18 scene modes, 12 digital filters, an electronic level and two remote control receivers.

The Ricoh WG-6 release date will be March 2019.