Ricoh Imaging Unveils PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition and New WG-M2 Camera

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February 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm  •  Posted in Gear & Reviews, New Products, Press Release by  •  0 Comments

Press releases by Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation

PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition

PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced a limited-edition model of the PENTAX K-3 II (launched in May 2015) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Ricoh Company, Ltd. The magnesium-alloy camera body has been treated with a special silver-color coating, giving it an elegant, high-grade, textured finish. Even the product box has been specially designed for this limited edition, stylish silver camera.

This exclusive model will be available worldwide in a limited quantity of 500 units. The K-3 II is Ricoh’s flagship APS-C camera, featuring an impressive 24.35 effective megapixel
AA filter-less APS-C CMOS sensor, along with a high performance 27-point AF system and
8.3 fps of continuous shooting. Its Pixel Shift Resolution System delivers more truthful color reproduction and finer details, while significantly lowering high-sensitivity noise levels. The updated PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, supported by the 86K-pixel RGB lightmetering sensor, makes the K-3 II the most responsive subject tracking of all PENTAX DSLRs. It features a high-precision gyro-sensor for more effective camera-shake compensation up to 4.5EV steps.

With built-in GPS and Electronic Compass, the K-3 II is optimized for outdoor photography. Its built-in AstroTracer functionality eliminates the need of an extra accessory to capture long exposures of stars and other celestial objects. The K-3 II’s fully weather-sealed and dust-proof magnesium alloy body enables it to operate even in the most extreme field conditions.

Pricing and Availability
The PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition camera will be available in late spring 2016 online exclusively at www.ricohimaging.com for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$999.95.

Ricoh WG-M2

Ricoh WG-M2

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has 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. Approximately 40 percent smaller and more lightweight than previous models in Ricoh’s acclaimed WG series, the new WG-M2 allows you to capture a bigger world of adventure, 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.

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.

“This camera is simply best in class, both in terms of image quality and ease of use,” said Jim Malcolm, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “The WG-M2 is one of the smallest and lightest cameras in the market. It’s more than an action camera. The WG-M2 is compact and durable; with a large color LCD to frame and enjoy top-quality images and 4K Ultra-HD video. It also comes with a host of features that make the camera extremely easy to use, which is critical when you’re capturing life.”

The WG-M2 is equipped with large control buttons that make it easy and intuitive to operate. A new start-stop control mechanism vibrates to confirm when recording is started or stopped, ensuring that important moments are never missed, 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.

The 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.

Pricing and Availability
The Ricoh WG-M2 camera will be available late April 2016 at www.ricohimaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of CAD$399.95.

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