Apr 142016
Ricoh WG-M2 action camera

(Action camera, 300 USD, 8MP still, 4K/30 fps, HD/60fps 720/120 fps, 1/2.3″ sensor)
Ricoh WG M2
What a miracle is this ? This is Ricoh’s new 4K action camera with an ultrawide angle which can be used underwater without an additional housing. The camera has a 204° lens, waterproof up to 20 meters, shock resistant up to 2 meters, cold proof down to 14 Fahrenheit (-10 degree Celsius). Looks quite cool at first.

The action camera has a built in Wifi as well.

Video resolutions available:

4k at 30 frames per sec, HD at 60 frames per sec
720 at 120 fps, Stills at 8 Megapixel

Ricoh WG-M2 action camera official announcement

Capture all of life’s adventures with this compact, lightweight camera that‘s waterproof, shock resistant and coldproof. Featuring 4K Full HD movie recording and an ultra-wide-angle lens, take your WG-M2 down to depths of up to 20 meters, with no housing required. Other tough features include shock-resistance from a height of two meters, and cold resistant to temperatures as low as 14° Fahrenheit.

With a 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, capture dynamic, high-resolution, high-bit-rate videos with exaggerated perspective. A vibration function informs users of the start and end of a movie recording while an LCD orientation function records videos in an upright position regardless of the camera’s orientation.

With 7 Image Effect modes, capture videos with distinctive visual effects, and an array of editing functions. With built-in Wi-Fi capture and share your creations to your favorite social media sites. Capture a bigger world of adventure around you, whether diving the depths of the ocean, carving up the slopes, forging a trail through the wilderness, or enjoying an afternoon at a playground with the family.

Ricoh WG-M2 action camera official specs

Focal Length: 1.6mm
35mm Equivalent Approx. 9.0mm
Max Angle of View:
Still: Wide: Approx. 202°
Narrow: Approx. 150°

Movie: Wide: Approx. 204°
Narrow: Approx. 151°

Brightness: F2.0
Focus Range: 0.2m-infinity/0.66ft – infinity

Motion Blue Reduction

Electronic image stabilization (Movie SR)

File Format

Still: JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2, PRINT Image Matching III

Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)

Audio: PCM system, Stereo sound

Number of Recorded Pixels

Still: (4:3) 8M: 3264×2448, 5M: 2592×1944
(16:9) 6M: 3264×1840, 4M: 2592×1464
(1:1) 6M: 2448×2448
4K: 3840×2160 30fps, Full HD: 1920×1080 60fps/30fps, HD: 1280×720 120fps/60fps/30fps


Still: Fixed (fine)
Movie: Super Fine/ Fine

Number of effective pixels

Approx. 8 Megapixels

Image Sensor

1/2.3 inch CMOS


Still:ISO AUTO /AUTO-Hi /200 /400 /800 /1600 /3200 /6400


White Balance

Auto, Auto (Outdoor), Manual


1.5 inch LCD, approx 115k dots

Exposure Control

Program AE

Metering System

Multi-segment, Spot metering

EV Compensation

±2EV (1/2EV steps)

Shooting Modes

Still Image: Still Image, Underwater Still Image, Burst Shooting
Movie: Underwater Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, Extended Movie Recording, High Speed Movie

Photo Effect Modes

Bright, Natural, Monochrome,

Movie Effect Modes

Bright, Natural, Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold Monochrome, High Contrast

Edit function

Save as Still Image, Divide Movies, Image Copy

Shutter Speed

1/24000 – ¼ sec.

Storage Media

Built-in memory (Approx. 68MB), microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC

Power Source

Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI68
Battery Life Still: Approx 450 pictures
Battery Life Movie: Approx 80 minutes (4K, fine setting)
Playback : Approx 160 minutes


USB 2.0 (micro B), HDMI output terminal (Type D)

Wireless Interface

Standard 802.11b/g/n, Frequency 2.4GHz band, Security WPA2


Equivalent to IPX8, JIS Class 8 waterproof / IP6X, JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities


Approx. 57.4(W)×34.1(H)×77.8(D)mm / 2.3(W) x 1.3(H) x 3.1(D) inches (excluding operating or protruding parts)


Approx. 136g / 4.8 oz. (including battery, microSD memory card, and lens protector O-LP1631)


Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, power adapter, USB cable, lens protector, underwater lens

High Speed Cont. Shooting

Approx. 8 fps, up to approx. 10 frames,

Charging Time

Approx. 130 min.

Max. Recording Time

The maximum length is 4 minutes for High Speed Movie (720p 120fps).
The maximum length is 25 minutes for Movie.

Start-up Time

Approx. 1.4 sec. (Include 0.5 seconds time for press of the button)

Release Time Lag

0.002 sec.

Water Proof

20m (For 2 hours)

Shock Proof


Freeze Proof

-10 Celsius


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