Ricoh Pentax WG-4. Developed as the high-end model of the renewed WG-series lineup, that model assures exceptional waterproof and shock-resistant performance and high-quality shooting in the outdoors and in the water.
Detailed features of Ricoh Pentax WG-4.
Exceptional image description, thanks to a large-aperture zoom lens and latest imaging technologies. The high-performance optical zoom lens offers a maximum aperture of F2.0 (at wide-angle end) to capture bright, clear images with minimal noise, even in dimly lit locations. With its four-times zoom coverage from 4.5mm to 18mm (equivalent to approx. 25mm wide angle to approx. 100mm medium telephoto in the 35mm format), this versatile zoom lens accommodates a wide range of applications, from macro shooting of flowers to wide-angle photography of sweeping landscapes. Thanks to the upgraded AF algorithm, the focusing speed in macro shooting has been greatly increased to facilitate close-up applications.
Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting to 14 metres deep, and up to two continuous hours. Thanks to its fully watertight construction, the WG-4 assures outstanding waterproof performance to a depth of 14 metres, and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8). It is also designed to be shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two metres, dustproof (equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6),cold-resistant against temperatures as low as –10°C, and crushproof against weights up to 100kgf (kilogram force).
High-performance, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. The Ricoh Pentax WG-4 comes equipped with a state-of-the-art, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which excels in high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics, and assures high-speed readout of image data signals. Coupled with a high-performance imaging engine, this image sensor delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution images with 16.0 effective megapixels. That model also provides advanced image processing functions made possible by the latest super-resolution technology to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images. It even offers such innovative features as a Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures multiple images of the same nighttime scene and produces a single blur-free, composite image from them.
A comprehensive selection of shooting modes. Including the Shutter Priority and USER modes, which are installed for the first time in the WG series, the Ricoh Pentax WG-4 provides a total of 29 shooting modes. In the Shutter Priority mode, the camera automatically sets the aperture and ISO sensitivity for a user-selected shutter speed to assure optimum exposure. In the USER mode, the photographer can instantly recall preprogrammed settings for more personalized camera operation. In addition, the Auto Picture mode automatically selects one of 16 different scene modes for a given scene or subject. With a wide choice of shooting modes, the user can always find the ideal mode for every subject and occasion.