Ricoh Imaging Announces Ricoh WG-20 Marking the 16th Generation of Adventure-Ready Compact Cameras
Waterproof, Coldproof, Dustproof and Shockproof Compact is the Ideal Device for the Dynamic, On-the-Go Photographer
DENVER, CO, February 5, 2014 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
(Ricoh Imaging) today announced the 16th generation in its lineup of
weather and adventure-ready compact cameras, the Ricoh WG-20. Ideal for
the active family or consumer, the Ricoh WG-20 combines a variety of
user-friendly features and durable construction to capture important
moments effortlessly and without worry.
Despite its compact, lightweight body, the Ricoh WG-20 offers
outstanding specifications that outperform standard digital cameras and
smartphones under a variety of demanding outdoor conditions. Empowering
consumers to focus on the moment, the Ricoh WG-20 is waterproof to 33
feet, shockproof from drops of up to five feet, coldproof to 14 degrees
Fahrenheit and crushproof, withstanding up to 220 foot-pounds of force.
For the individual that desires additional creative flare, the Ricoh
WG-20 is equipped with a host of advanced functionality and 25 shooting
modes, including the Ricoh Imaging-original Digital Microscope mode.
Using this mode, consumers can focus on subjects as close as one
centimeter from the lens, capturing rich, and often overlooked, details.
Whether it’s a day on the beach or a snowy weekend on the slopes, the
WG-20 accommodates a broad range of shooting applications, from outdoor
adventures to everyday snapshots and everything in between.
"The Ricoh WG-20's easy-to-use modes and convenient specifications keep
up with the on-the-go consumer,” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice
President, Ricoh Imaging. “The WG-20 enables users to capture important
moments without having to worry about rain, sand or snow and instead
concentrate on recording important memories."
Thanks to a 14-megapixel sensor, the Ricoh WG-20 is capable of producing
high-quality images ideal for printing and sharing. Powered by a
state-of-the-art image processing engine and digital shake-reduction
system, the Ricoh WG-20 creates sharp, blur-free images even in
low-light or shake-prone conditions. Finally, capturing rich, detailed
video is simple with the WG-20’s HD movie recording mode which offers a
variety of movie editing functions, such as extracting a still image
from movie data and inserting titles at the beginning and end of a movie
Also new to the WG-family of products are a series of mounting
accessories that extend the ability to capture action from new
perspectives and vantage points. This mounting solution consists of a
camera base which uses a flexible ball and socket system to maintain
compatibility with three new mounts; a flat surface camera mount,
handlebar camera mount and suction cup camera mount.
Pricing and Availability
Offered in white and red, the WG-20 will be available in March 2014 for a price of $199.95.
The WG series mounting accessories are compatible will all WG-series
cameras and will be available at retailers nationwide and online in
February 2014 and are priced as follows:
Camera holder - $19.99
Adhesive mount - $44.99
Handle bar mount - $39.99
Suction cup mount - $42.99
Additional information including product specifications and press images are available at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com