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New Ricoh WG-M1 Digital Action Camera with Built-in WiFi: To Capture Life’s Moving Adventures


Ricoh, today, launched the RICOH WG-M1 digital action camera.

Here are the key features of the RICOH WG-M1.

  • 14 megapixel CMOS sensor for high-resolution images.
  • Fast f/2.8 ultra-wide angle 160° lens.

  • Full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution.

  • Air-tight waterproof construction.
The RICOH WG-M1 offers:
Aggressive outdoor design
Available in bold Black or Orange
No housing required for severe activities
Speed & Image Quality
1.5″ color LCD
Still image: high-resolution 14MP CMOS sensor f=3.0mm (16.8mm)
Fast F2.8 lens with 160° diagonal Field of View
Built-in WiFi connectivity
Dedicated smartphone App for shooting, playing, editing and sharing
Battery life: 130 minutes (continuous recording)
Weather Resistant
Housing not required for weather conditions
Waterproof to 10m
Dustproof (IP6X)
Shockproof to 2.0m
Coldproof for wet, snowy winter conditions (-10°C)
Audio & Video
High-quality stereo sound recording (housing-free)
1080 (h.264) Full HD video up to 30 FPS

The WG-M1 will be available at retailers nationwide and at in October 2014 for a suggested retail price of $299.95.

This video presents WG-M1: The Chase.

  • Live out your adventure with the all-new WG-M1.
  • The latest addition to the WG series combines the features you love, including waterproof, shock-resistant and coldproof assurance plus the ability to capture class leading high-resolution images and motion activities.


September 10, 2014

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.

Pricing and Availability

The WG-M1 will be available at retailers nationwide and at in October 2014 for a suggested retail price of $299.95

About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation|

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.  Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.

The company now known as Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.

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