Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera
Leading up to Photokina, Ricoh has entered the Action Camera market which has so far been led by GoPro. The Ricoh WG-M1 is packed full of features including a colour LCD screen, WiFi and a bright f2.8 160 degree wide angle lens just to name a few.
The Price for the WG-M1 isn't firm in Australia as yet but its currently set at $359. The ETA isn't firm either but it should arrive towards the end of October.
Here is what Ricoh has to say about the WG-M1
BUILDING ON THEIR LEGENDARY ADVENTURE SERIES, RICOH IMAGING ANNOUNCES THE NEWEST EXTREME MODEL IN THE WG LINE-UP
The inspired Adventure-in-motion Ricoh WG-M1 with built-in WiFi
Denver, Colorado September 10, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announces the launch of the RICOH WG-M1 digital action camera. From the creators of the original adventure camera the newest addition to the waterproof, cold proof, and shock resistant WG series is equipped to capture life’s moving adventures. The WG-M1 is the must have adventure camera for capturing your life in motion.
The RICOH WG-M1 is WiFi enabled, waterproof to an impressive depth of 32 feet without requiring a protective housing, shock-resistant against a fall from 6 feet, and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C. With its ultra-wide-angle lens, this extraordinary camera captures dynamic Full HD movies with a realistic sense of depth. The WG-M1 provides a host of advantageous features including multitasking that allows the user to check real-time images during both still and movie recording, and a 1.5-inch color LCD monitor.
Approximately 14.0 effective megapixels captures vibrant, high-resolution still images, while its high-speed, continuous shooting capability records subjects at a speed of roughly 10 images per second. In keeping with the rugged theme of the WG series, its lightweight body features an unparalleled outdoor-oriented design and large control buttons that make operating the camera a breeze in any condition. Combining the WG-M1 with an array of newly introduced camera-mount accessories opens many options and creative solutions in capturing adventure-packed images and movies.
“With the WG-M1 we’re building on the foundation of the adventure-proof, WG World.” said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “By combining WiFi connectivity and dynamic image quality the WG-M1 captures life’s adventures in motion, from the top of a mountain to your own backyard.”
The WG-M1 comes complete with a carabiner-equipped strap for easy carrying, and a WG adhesive mount to attach the camera to different surfaces using a powerful adhesive tape. In addition, there are numerous optional accessories available including a wrist strap mount, a helmet mount, and a magnet mount. Create and capture your own adventures with the Ricoh WG-M1.
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