Ricoh WG-20 Preview

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NOTE: You might recognize this series under its former PENTAX brand name. PENTAX has decided, going forward, to focus only on interchangeable lens cameras, lenses, and sport optics. Ricoh, as a brand, has been reserved for compact cameras. 

Ricoh Imaging has announced a new affordable lifeproof camera, the WG-20. Designed for families on the go, the WG-20 is waterproof down to 33 feet, shockproof from drops of up to 5 feet, cold proof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and crushproof up to 220 foot-pounds. Beyond the brawny exterior, the WG-20 features a CCD image sensor capable of capturing 14-megapixel photos and 720p HD Video Recording. Speaking of Videos, the WG-20 allows in-camera editing, allows users to grab stills from video, and you can even add titles to the beginning or end of clips. 

To make the WG-20 easy for beginners, Ricoh has included 25 specific Shooting Modes, which allows users to choose the perfect mode for any common lightning condition. There's even a Digital Microscope Mode, which allows the WG-20 to focus as close as 1 centimeter for extreme macro photographs.

Ricoh WG-20 Features
  • Waterproof down to 33 feet
  • Shockproof from drops of up to 5 feet
  • Cold proof down to 14 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  • Crushproof up to 220 foot-pounds
  • 14-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • HD Video Recording
  • Video Editing Functions
    • Extract a Still from a Movie
    • Insert Titles at the Beginning or End of a Clip
  • 25 Shooting Modes
  • Digital Microscope Mode

Optional Mounting Accessories
  • Camera Holder ($19.99)
  • Adhesive Mount ($44.99)
  • Handle Bar Mount ($39.99)
  • Suction Cup Mount ($42.99)

Available in white and red, the Ricoh WG-20 will be available in March (2014) with a $199.95 MSRP.

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