Ricoh Imaging | RICOH WG-M1 ORANGE

Air-tight down to 32 feet underwater

The all-new WG-M1 is built tough. Air-tight waterproof construction goes to a depth of 32 feet, and it's cold resistant to temps as low as -10°C. Capture every move with a fast f/2.8 ultra-wide angle 160° lens and 14 MP CMOS sensor. Upload your adventures from smartphone to social media via Wi-Fi connection. The compact but heavy-duty design gives you large buttons and easy-to-use controls.

Shoot stills or full HD movies in widescreen 1080p resolution, then check images real-time on the 1.5 inch LCD monitor. A must-have for globe trekkers.


Housing-free underwater shooting

Take underwater movies and images without cumbersome housing; record sounds more clearly without muffling.* Includes underwater lens protector; mount it on the airtight body to get outstanding waterproof performance to a depth of 32’/10 m — for up to one hour of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8).

*When the image size of 848 x 480 pixels (at 120 fps) is selected, sound cannot be recorded.

1.5 inch color LCD monitor & outdoor-friendly design

Perfect for active outdoor shooting. Review image composition while shooting with our 1.5 inch color LCD monitor. Large control buttons facilitate camera operations — like instant switching between still-image and movie modes — even while wearing gloves. The tripod socket on the bottom allows you to directly attach various accessories.


Shockproof, dustproof, coldproof

This is one, tough and dependable action camera. Shock-resistant against a fall from a height of 6’/2 m.,* dustproof (equivalent to JIS Class 6), and cold-resistant against temperatures as low as 14°F.

*Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards (from a height of 6,5’/2 m., onto a surface of 2 inch-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.


High-resolution still images

Enjoy true-to-life images thanks to the combination of approx. 14.0 effective MP and a CMOS image sensor with outstanding high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics and high-speed data readout. While shooting still-images choose from four angle-of-view settings: Wide (160 degrees),* Medium,** Narrow** and Underwater. The WG-M1 also provides a high-speed continuous shooting mode to record a series of still images at an approximate speed of 10 fps.

*The angle of view may vary depending on the selected image size. The maximum angle of view in underwater still-image recording is approx. 97 degrees. **The medium and narrow settings are selectable only when image size of 10M or 14M is selected.

Operate remotely with smartphone

To perform camera functions from a distance just install a WG-M1-dedicated application in your smartphone or tablet computer. Our Wireless LAN connection lets you confirm the status of a subject or scene, release the shutter, and even check movie recordings in real-time. Browse and download your images and movies onto a smartphone or tablet computer for easy editing using the tools provided by the application. Then upload and share images to social media.


Full HD movie recording in H.264

Capture high-quality, extended clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at 30 fps.* Digital shake reduction mode records flawless, blur-free movies in one of four angle-of-view settings — Wide (approx. 137 degrees),** Medium,*** Narrow*** and Underwater.

A suite of tools simplify complex recording techniques; “Motion detection” auto-starts recording a movie when the camera detects a moving object within the image field; “Loop recording” keeps recording movies while creating new files at 5- or 10-minute intervals; “High-speed Movie”**** records specifically for slow-motion playbacks; and “Time Lapse Movie” produces time-compressed movies using a time-lapse technique. Plus, a micro-HDMI terminal (type D) on the camera lets you simultaneously output movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.

*The maximum length of a single movie clip is 25 minutes. **The angle of view may vary depending on the selected image size. The maximum angle of view in underwater movie recording is approx. 90 degrees. ***The medium and narrow settings are selectable only when the image size of 1920 x 1080 pixels (at 30fps) is selected. ****The image size is fixed at 848 x 480 pixels (at 120fps), while the recording duration is fixed at 60 seconds.


Compact Digital Camera


Type: CMOS w primary color filter
Size: 1/2.3 inch CMOS
Effective pixels: 14MP
Total pixels:
Recorded resolutions
Still: (4:3) 14M (4320x3240), 5M (2592x1944), (16:9) 10M (4320x2432)
Movie: 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x960(50fps), 1280x960(30fps), 1280x720(60fps),
1280x720(30fps), 848x480(60fps), 848x480(120fps)


Type/construction: RICOH lens, 6 elements in 6 groups (2 aspherical elements)
Focal length: FIXED 3mm 16.8mm (35mm equiv).
Maximum FOV: Still: 160° (4:3) Movie 137° (1280 x 960)
Aperture: F2.8

Focus System

Focus range
With O-LP1531, O-LP1532 - (in air): 23.6” to infinity
With O-LP1532 (underwater): 31.5” to infinity
Zoom: n/a
FOV (selectable): Wide, Medium, Narrow, Underwater


LCD screen: 1.5 inch LCD
LCD resolution: 115,000 dots
Viewfinder: n/a

Storage Media

Internal memory: approx. 100MB
Removable memory: micro SD, micro SDHC


Ports: USB2.0 (Hi-Speed), HDMI port (Type D)
Video out: HDMI

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery DB-65
Charging time: approx. 200 min.
Recordable images: approx. 350 (CIPA)
Playback time: approx. 400 min (RICOH tested)
Movie recording time: approx. 150 min (RICOH tested)

Physical Specs

Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.6” x 1.7” x 3.5” (excl. protrusions)
Without battery, removable memory and lens protector: 5.3 oz
Loaded and ready: 6.7 oz
Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents
Operating temperature: 14°F (coldproof)
Ruggedized features: Waterproof (10m) (JIS 8), Shockproof (2m), Coldproof (-10°C),
Dustproof (JIS 6)

Language Support

English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish,
Portuguese, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish,
Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech,
Arabic, Hindi

Image Stabilization

Movie only: Electronic - Motion Blur Reduction

Metering System

Type: TTL - AiAE, Face AE (not switchable)

ISO Sensitivity

Automatic (ISO 100-800)

White Balance

AWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Underwater


Type: Programmed AE mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism
Shutter speed:

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Still, Movie, Time Lapse, Loop recording, Motion detection
Face Detection: (up to 10 faces)

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Still: Single, Burst Shot (10 fps)
Movie: High Speed Movie (120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback)

Playback Modes

Mode selection: Single-frame, Movie

File Formats

Still: JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0
Movie: MOV/H.264, 30fps / 50fps / 60fps / 120fps
Sound: PCM system, stereo sound (sound recording not available at 848 x 480 –
120 fps)

Computer Requirements

*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
WINDOWS: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 USB port
Mac: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 USB port

Whats in the box?

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
USB cable
Quick start guide
WG Flat Adhesive Mount
Underwater Lens Protector
Power adapter
Carabiner strap
Operating Manual (CD-ROM)
Lens Protector

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