PENTAX WG-1000: Entry-class, waterproof digital compact camera, designed for casual underwater photography to a depth of 15 meters, for up to one hour of continuous operation

Entry-class, waterproof digital compact camera,
designed for casual underwater photography to a depth of 15 meters,
for up to one hour of continuous operation

TOKYO, June 6, 2024 -- RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX WG-1000 digital compact camera. This new entry-class model features outstanding waterproof and shock-resistant performance for casual underwater photography and in a variety of outdoor shooting applications.

Despite its compact, lightweight body, the WG-1000 is designed to be waterproof down to a depth of 15 meters, dustproof against dirt and stains, and shockproof against a fall from a height of two meters. It also comes equipped with a carabiner strap and a protector jacket, which protects the camera body from scratches. Thanks to its outdoor-friendly features, this model can be used in a wide range of scenes and activities for casual outdoor and underwater photography.

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Main features of the PENTAX WG-1000

1. A solid, all-weather body for protection against dust and water

The PENTAX WG-1000 features a dependable all-weather body, designed to be waterproof down to a depth of 15 meters, for up to one hour of continuous operation; dustproof against dirt and stains; and shockproof* against a fall from a height of two meters. Thanks to this heavy-duty design, the WG-1000 can be used for a variety of outdoor and underwater photography, even in harsh, demanding conditions.

Since the WG-1000 can be sterilized with solutions containing ethanol, sodium hypochlorite (approved as a disinfectant of food additives) or chlorine dioxide, it can be safely used at medical facilities and worksites.

* Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards: a drop from a height of two meters onto a surface of 5-cm-thick plywood.

2. Sharp, clear images

Thanks to its back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.35 effective megapixels -- a unit with excellent high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics and high-speed image data readout -- the WG0-1000 delivers sharp, clear, high-resolution images, even at a super-high sensitivity of ISO 3200.

3. 4X optical zoom lens with a 27mm wide-angle coverage

The WG-1000 features a four-times optical zoom lens with a focal-length coverage from 4.9 mm to 19.6mm (equivalent to approx. 27mm to 108mm in the 35mm format) to accommodate a wide range of applications. When coupled with its Digital Zoom function, its zoom range can be extended by approximately 24 times for high-magnification zoom photography.

4. A choice of seven capture modes

The WG-1000 provides a choice of seven distinctive capture modes, including: Auto Mode,which automatically detects a given scene or subject and selects the most appropriate shooting mode; Manual Mode, which lets the user manually select the desired aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity; Underwater Mode, which reproduces true-to-life colors of the underwater world by reducing the bluish color cast; and Scene Mode, which lets the user select the desired scene mode from 18 different options.

5. A selection of Color modes to personalize the visual expressions

The WG-1000 provides 20 Color modes to add the desired finishing touch to captured images. In addition to the conventional Black and White and Sepia modes, it also features more creative options: Japan Style, which enhances bluish hues; Italian Style, which enhances greenish hues; French Style, which enhances reddish hues; Negative, which creates a finishing touch resembling that of negative film before a positive is made; and Sketch, which adds a visual effect resembling that of a drawing. This function lets the user effortlessly add the desired finishing touch.

6. Full HD Movie recording

The WG-1000 provides Full HD Movie recoding using the H-264 recording format to capture high-quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.

7. Other features

(1) O-CC180 Protector Jacket (included as a standard accessory) to shield the camera body from scratches
(2) Anti-shake mode to effectively compensate for camera shake in still-image shooting
(4) O-ST180 Carabiner Strap (included as a standard accessory)to carry the camera around by hanging it on a backpack
(5) Two strap lugs to suspend the camera horizontally at two points using the optional O-ST174 Neck Strap

• Product and corporate names used in this release are either trademarks or registered trademarks.
• Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Major Specifications

Lens PENTAX lens, 7 elements in 7 groups
Focal Length 4.9-19.6mm
(in 35mm format equivalent) Approx. 27 - 108mm
Maximum Aperture F3.0(W) - F6.6(T)
Zoom Optical Zoom 4X
Digital Zoom approx. 6X
Motion Blur Reduction Still Electronic shake reduction
Focus Type Single AF/Multi AF(25 points)
Focus Range(From lens face) Standard: 0.6m - infinity / 1.97ft. - infinity (Wide)1m - infinity / 3.3ft. - infinity (Tele)
(From lens face) Macro: 0.05m - infinity / 0.16ft. - infinity (Wide Only)
※Fixed to infinity in fireworks mode
Number of Effective pixels Approx. 16.35 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Color Normal, Vivid, Japan Style, Italian Style, French Style, Punk, Black and White, Sepia, Parttial Color-Red, Parttial Color-Blue, Parttial Color-Yellow, Parttial Color-Green, Negative, Dreamy, Vignetting, Salon, Fish Eye, Reflection, 4Grids - Stylish, Sketch
Number of Recorded pixels   Still 16M, 14M(3:2), 12M(16:9), 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M(16:9), 2M, 1M, VGA
Movie FHD(1080p 30fps),HD(720p 60fps/30fps),DVD(640 30fps/120fps)
Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, Manual (ISO 100 - 3200)
White Balance AWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incadescent, Manual WB, Color Temp., Underwater
Display 2.7" LCD, approx. 230K dots, HD Coating(Cover only)
Exposure Control Metering System AI AE, Center, Spot
Exposure Compensation ± 3EV ( 1/3EV steps)
Capture modes Auto Mode, Program AE, Manual Mode, Movie Mode,Scene Mode (Portrait, Landscape, Sport,Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Night Landscape, Snow, Children,Panorama Mode, Glass, Anti-shake,Panning Shot, Night-Portrait, Party, Indoor, Leaf, Museum), Underwater Mode,CALS Mode
Face detection Face Detection is available for up to 12 faces.Detects smiles and blinks.
Playback modes Slideshow, HDR, Rotate, Red-eye Reduction, Resize,
*Color(19types), Trim
*Color(Cancel, Vivid, Japan Style, Italian Style, French Style, Punk, Black and White, Sepia, Partial Color-Red, Partial Color-Blue, Partial Color-Yellow, Partial Color-Green, Negative, Dreamy, Vignetting, Salon, Fish Eye, Reflection, 4Grids-Stylish)
Shutter Speed 1/2000 - 4sec.(Manual 30sec.)
Built-in flash Modes Force Off, Flash Auto, Fill Flash, Slow Sync.,Slow Sync.+Red-Eye, Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Range Wide: approx. 0.3 - 5.2m / 0.98 - 17 ft. (ISO Auto)
Tele:approx. 1.0 - 2.4m / 3.28 - 7.87 ft. (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous Shot, Continuous Shot-High Speed(VGA), Continuous Shot-Fast(4M)、Time-Lapse 30sec, Time-Lapse 1min, Time-Lapse 5min, Time-Lapse 10min, Self-Timer Off, Self-Timer 2sec, Self-Timer 10sec, Self-Timer Smile
*Self-timer is in dedicated mode
Storage Media Built-in Memory (approx. 29MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Power Source Rechargeable D-LI96 lithium-ion battery
Battery life Still*: approx. 300 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: approx. 150 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Interfaces USB2.0(Type C), HDMI output terminal(Type D)
Water proof / Dustproof Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities
Dimensions 約Approx. 116 (W) x 68.5 (H) x 50.5 (D)mm/ 4.6 (W) x 2.7 (H) x 2.0 (D) inches (excluding operating and protruding parts)
Weight With battery & SD card Approx. 220g / 7.87 oz. (including battery and SD memory card)
Body Approx. 200g / 7.1 oz.(without battery and SD memory card)

* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing.Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of RICOH IMAGING in-house testing.

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