New Ricoh WG-M2 Compact Action Camera Captures Sharp 4K Ultra-HD Video
Ricoh today announced the Ricoh WG-M2, a compact, shockproof and fully waterproof action camera with an ultra-wide 204-degree lens that captures stunningly sharp 4K Ultra-HD video. The Ricoh WG-M2 is equipped with large control buttons that make it easy and intuitive to operate. The Ricoh WG-M2’s 4K sensor captures gorgeous, 4K Ultra-HD video at 30fps, as well as full 1080p HD up to 60fps and 720p HD video up to 120fps, as well as capturing still images up to 8MP. The camera is equipped with seven Video Effect modes that add distinctive visual effects, plus an array of simple video-editing functions that make it easy to edit videos in-camera. A new start-stop control mechanism vibrates to confirm when recording is started or stopped, and a large, 1.5-inch color LCD monitor makes it possible to view the action during recording or to playback video on the go.
Ricoh offers a wide array of mounts and other accessories that allow the camera to be readily mounted on helmets, handlebars and more for use during sports and outdoor activities. Included in the accessory offerings are a brand new case O-CC163 and silicone protective skin O-CC1631, specifically designed for the WG-M2. For remote control and image/video transfer, the WG-M2 is controllable via Wi-Fi with a smartphone or tablet using the free Ricoh ImageSync app.
Approximately 40 percent smaller and more lightweight than previous models in Ricoh’s acclaimed WG series, the new WG-M2 allows user to capture a bigger world of adventure. The Ricoh WG-M2 camera will be available (in Orange and Silver color) late April 2016 for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $299.95.