The Pentax line of has built up a pretty good track record over the years. Going from simple waterproofing to a full rugged build, the line was continued when Pentax was bought by Ricoh. And they’ve now announced the new Ricoh WG-60.
The WG-60 appears essentially identical to the .
Like its predecessor, it’s a 16MP camera with a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor. It has a 5-25mm lens (35mm equivalent 28-140mm) offering 5x optical zoom, circled with LEDs for a little extra macro brightness and a max aperture of f/3.3-5.5 and focuses as close as 1cm in “Super Macro” mode, 10cm in regular macro mode or 50cm in regular mode.
ISO ranges from 125-6400, shutter speeds go from 1/4000th of a second up to 4 seconds for long exposures. It features a self timer, intervalometer, +/-2EV exposure compensation in 1/3rd stop increments. It shoots 1080p video up to 30 frames per second and has a 2.7″ 230K dot rear LCD. The WG-60 has an IPx8 rating for use underwater at depths of up to 45.9′ / 14m (JIS Class 8).
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The Ricoh WG-50 was released , and the new WG-60 sticks to that same price point. It’s available to and is available in either or .