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Toughness

  • Shockproof to 2.1m

    Shockproof performance helps WG‑series cameras withstand accidental drops. The WG‑6 has passed RICOH’s in-house version of the Pentagon MIL-Standard 810F Method 516.5–Shock drop test (a drop of 2.1m onto a 5cm. thick plywood surface).

    WG-6Shockproof2.1m WG-70Shockproof1.6m
    Shockproof to 2.1m
  • 20m waterproof for up to 2 hours

    WG‑series cameras can be used worry-free on muddy jobsites, in the rain, or where the sea-spray flies—and any dirt or salt can afterwards be safely washed off with water.
    Waterproof: IPX8/ JIS Class 8

    WG-6Waterproof20m WG-70Waterproof14m
    20m waterproof for up to 2 hours
  • Withstand as cold as -10℃ with dustproof quality

    With a body that keeps out dust and sand, WG‑series cameras can be used on demolition worksites and in other dusty locations, in cold regions, and on winter building sites.
    Dustproof: IP 68/JIS Class 6

    WG-6Freezeproof-10℃ WG-70Freezeproof-10℃
    Withstand as cold as -10℃ with dustproof quality
  • A lens threaded for 37mm filters (WG‑6 only)

    A lens threaded for 37mm filters allows the WG‑6 to be used with a wide variety of third-party filters, including PL filters and protective filters to avoid dust, scratches and condensation from the lens.

    WG-6
    A lens threaded for 37mm filters
  • RICOH-brand protector jackets

    RICOH-brand protector jackets are available to shield the camera from impacts and scratches while improving your grip and making the buttons easier to operate.

    WG-6 WG-70
    RICOH-brand protector jackets

Wide and Macro

  • A wide-angle zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 28mm

    A 28mm–140mm *zoom lens offers a wide angle of view even in small spaces.

    *35 mm format equivalent.

    WG-6 WG-70
    A wide-angle zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 28mm <sup>*</sup>
  • Support for wide-angle conversion lenses (WG‑6 only)

    Support for DW-5, 0.8X wide-angle conversion lenses allows focal lengths as wide as 22mm (35 mm format equivalent). The DW‑5 not only lets you get large objects in the frame when shooting outdoors, but helps you compose photographs in cramped indoor spaces that offer a limited choice of vantage points. It’s also waterproof*, letting you use it in the rain.

    * JIS Class 7.
    Note: The WG-6 attached with DW-5 can be stored in the SC‑900 camera case.

    WG-6
    Support for wide-angle conversion lenses

    Note: The built-in flash cannot be used as the light will be blocked when the DW-5 is attached.

  • Outstanding macro performance

    Outstanding macro performance delivered by the camera’s superior optics lets you shoot close-ups from ranges as little as 10cm for high-resolution photos that capture every detail of your subject, down to its texture and individual lumps and bumps. Perfect for photo records of precision machinery or wherever fine details need be noted.

    WG-6 WG-70
    Outstanding macro performance
  • Choose Digital Microscope mode to shoot from as close as 1cm

    Choose Digital Microscope mode for ultra-close closeups lit by the camera’s LED Ring Light, letting you easily record fine details invisible to the naked eye.

    WG-6 WG-70
    WG‑70: 2M resolution, shot at maximum magnification (optical + digital zoom)
    Subject for comparison photos is a crack gauge scale WG‑70: 12M resolution (optical zoom; resolution of 12M in Digital Microscope mode available with WG‑70 only)

Low-Light Performance

  • A powerful, adjustable Ring Light (WG‑6 only)

    A powerful, adjustable Ring Light with LEDs that can be selectively turned on or off gives you clear, 3D views of cracks and other subjects best examined close-ups. Brightness can be adjusted according to the distance to your subject, preventing loss of detail in highlights when using the monitor to frame shots under the floor and other tight spots.

    WG-6
    Simulation of Ring Light in action
    Taken using just the 3 LEDs on one side Lighting adds shadows, throwing cracks and other details into relief (concept art).
  • Equipped for low-light situation

    Equipped with the latest technology—a CMOS image sensor that works well at high sensitivities and an image processing engine that excels at noise reduction—WG‑series cameras can be used for flashless low-light photography not only in darkened rooms but even at night with the faintest of light when the subject is too distant to be lit by the flash.

    WG-6
    Equipped for low-light situation

Worksite-Ready

  • Quick access to frequently used settings (WG‑6 only)

    User modes

    Settings can be saved to the U1 and U2 positions on the mode dial for instant recall. These modes offer a hassle-free way of optimizing settings to the job when you need to work fast to take photos for record-keeping. It can also help ensure that different workers operating a shared camera use the same settings.

    WG-6
    Quick access to frequently used settings
  • A customizable ADJ button

    The customizable ADJ button can be used to quickly view and change any one of the few core settings. The button can be assigned whatever feature you access most frequently (at default settings, movie recording is assigned, but its role can be changed via the menus).

    WG-6
    ADJ button
Designed for comfortable hold and ease of use
WG-6
Featuring a secure grip designed for the best placement of your fingers on the front and back of the camera, you’ll find the WG‑6 easy to hold even while wearing gloves. The big buttons make it even easier to use.

Featuring a secure grip designed for the best placement of your fingers on the front and back of the camera, you’ll find the WG‑6 easy to hold even while wearing gloves. The big buttons make it even easier to use.

The WG‑6 features three strap eyelets for a choice of two-point strap configurations that the keep the camera out of the way of your work.

The WG‑6 features three strap eyelets for a choice of two-point strap configurations that the keep the camera out of the way of your work.

WG-70
The indentations at the center make the WG‑70 easy to hold and help you keep your grip, even in the rain.

The indentations at the center make the WG‑70 easy to hold and help you keep your grip, even in the rain.

With its slim design, the WG‑70 fits in the pockets of your work clothes.

With its slim design, the WG‑70 fits in the pockets of your work clothes.

WG‑6/WG‑70
Comparison Chart

Toughness
WG-6
WG-6
WG-70
WG-70
Waterproof 20m 14m
Shockproof 2.1m 1.6m
Crushproof 100kgf 100kgf
Freezeproof -10℃ -10℃
Filter support Third-party protective filters can be used to protect the lens. PL filters can also be used. -
Wide and Macro WG-6 WG-70
Zoom lens Approx. 28mm - 140mm* Approx. 28mm - 140mm*
Wide Conversion Lens support Supports DW‑5 (optional) for a combined focal length equivalent to 22mm* -
Macro 0.1m–0.6m (over entire zoom range) 0.1m–0.6m (over entire zoom range)
Digital Microscope mode
Image size fixed at 3M (4 : 3)

Image size can be selected from options ranging from 2M–12M (16 : 9)

*All focal lengths are 35mm format equivalent.

Low-Light Performance WG-6 WG-70
High-sensitivity performance Excellent

Equipped with the latest image processing engine
Good
Ring Light Excellent

Equipped with 6 powerful, adjustable LEDs that can be selectively turned on or off, perfect not only for low-light macro photography but also for clear shots of cracks and other fine details.
Good

Except in Digital Microscope mode, the ring light can be turned on to provide additional lighting (brightness adjustment is not available).
Worksite-Ready WG-6 WG-70
User mode Settings can be saved to U1 and U2. -
Customizable controls Quick adjustment available via the ADJ button for any one of 6 selectable settings. Green button only (1 setting)
Green button
Grip Excellent

Excellent grip provided by rear thumb position and finger pad on front of camera.
Good

Central indentations for a secure grip, and a slim design that allows the camera to be placed securely in a pocket when not in use.
Rear buttons Large, widely-spaced buttons that can be handled easily even with gloves on. -
Outdoor View
Strap eyelets Three eyelets for two-point suspension One eyelet
Tripod mount Excellent

Metal, situated in the center of the camera body
Good

Plastic, situated at one end of the camera body
Others WG-6 WG-70
Effective pixels 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Sensitivity ISO 125–6400 ISO 125–6400
Display size 3″, aspect ratio 4 : 3 2.7″, aspect ratio 16 : 9
Display resolution 1040K dots 230K dots
Display font quality Excellent

Easy-to-read outline font
Good

Bitmap font
GPS -
Movie recording 4K Full HD
Movie shake reduction (SR) Movie SR+ MovieSR
External interface USB 3.0 (Type C), HDMI output terminal (Type D) USB 2.0 (Micro B), HDMI output terminal (Type D)
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