Ricoh got in the action at Mobile World Congress 2016 this week, announcing the launch of a new rugged action camera called the Ricoh WG-M2.
The Ricoh WG-M2 boasts additional new features designed to ensure outstanding performance in extreme conditions, as well as to make the camera easier to use. In addition to being waterproof to an impressive depth of 65 feet, shock-resistant against a fall from 6.5 feet, and able to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C, the new WG-M2 now offers video-orientation, a new feature that ensures video is recorded upright if the camera is mounted sideways or even upside down. 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.
Designed to be seriously rugged, it is capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10°C or as high as 14°F. It can also be dropped from heights of up to 6.5 feet.
It is also fitted with a 204-degree lens and a 1.5-inch colour LCD screen. and it can record Ultra HD footage at 30 fps, or at 1080/60p and 720/120p.
It can also be controlled over Wi-Fi via the Ricoh ImageSync application on a smartphone or tablet.
The Ricoh WG-M2 action camera will launch in April 2016 for $300.