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).
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
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: IP6X/JIS Class 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick access to frequently used settings (WG‑6 only)
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.
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).
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 indentations at the center make the WG‑80 easy to hold and help you keep your grip, even in the rain.
With its slim design, the WG‑80 fits in the pockets of your work clothes.
Webcam function will start just by connecting the camera and computer with the supplied USB cable. Images not possible with a camera built in to a computer can be achieved through the use of functions such as the Ring Light and the macro shooting function which enable images to be taken as close as up to 1cm from the subject.
Why using WG-6 as Webcam
・High image quality due to superior optical performance and image processing
・5X optical zoom
・Share detail information such as the print in circuit boards, using macro mode which enable images as close as up to 1cm from the subject.
・Useful Ring Light illuminating the subject in dark places or locations hidden by shadows.
The subject can be moved closer to the camera by confirming the delivered image on PC.
Use the Ring Light in the macro mode. This enables you to deliver clear live streaming images of fine printed text and similar features on circuit boards.
Comparison The image is a capture of a PC screen when using Microsoft Teams.
PC built-in camera
WG-6 with Ring Light on
PC built-in camera
WG-6 with Ring Light on
- * When using the webcam function with the camera mounted on a tripod, the optional “Extension Adapter TE-2” is necessary. (The adapter is necessary to prevent the tripod from interfering with the battery cover when it is opened to access the USB terminal.)
- * The webcam function does not have voice capability. Use a microphone such as the one built into the computer being used during the web conference.
- * The image quality of the webcam function is fixed at “Full HD, 30 fps”.
- * While using the webcam function, the monitor does not turn on. Capture settings such as exposure and white balance cannot be used.
- * There is a limit to the time the camera can be used as a webcam based on the battery level. Also, leaving the ring light turned on for a long period of time causes the camera to overheat and turn off automatically.
Approximate times for continuous use when the battery is fully charged (These times vary depending on the room temperature and other factors when using the camera.)
• Ring light OFF: Approx. 360 minutes
• Ring light brightness set to “1”: Approx. 200 minutes
• Ring light brightness set to “5”: Approx. 45 minutes
• Ring light brightness set to “9”: Approx. 20 minutes
- * Operating systems that support the webcam function: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, macOS12 Monterey, macOS 11.0 Big Sur, macOS 10.15 Catalina.
- * Apps that support the webcam function: Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, Facebook Messenger
|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-80|
|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.
Equipped with the latest image processing engine
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.
The Ring Light can be turned on to provide additional lightings in some of the scene mode including macro shooting. Brightness adjustment is also available.
|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)|
Excellent grip provided by rear thumb position and finger pad on front of camera.
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.||-|
|Strap eyelets||Three eyelets for two-point suspension||One eyelet|
Metal, situated in the center of the camera body
Plastic, situated at one end of the camera body
|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
|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)|
|More info about WG-6 ＞||More info about WG-80 ＞|
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