Pentax WG-1000 and WG-8 waterproof adventure cameras announced

Ricoh announced two new WG series waterproof digital compact cameras (pre-orders will open soon at Adorama, B&H Photo, and Amazon):

The Pentax WG-1000 is an entry-level model designed for casual underwater photography to a depth of 49.2 feet (15 meters) for up to one hour of continuous operation. Lightweight yet rugged, the new camera is also well suited for a range of land-based activities – it is dustproof against dirt and stains and shockproof against a fall from a height of 6.5 feet (2 meters). It comes equipped with a carabiner strap for carrying convenience and a protective jacket to shield the camera body from scratches.

The Pentax WG-8 is the top-of-the-line model, developed to be the toughest of the PENTAX WG series. It’s waterproof to a depth of 65.6 feet (20 meters), shockproof against a fall from heights of 6.8 feet (2.1 meters), and able to operate in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). Even in demanding conditions, it captures super-high-resolution still images of approximately 20 effective megapixels and high-quality 4K-resolution movie clips. Available in black or green, the WG-8 effectively replaces the current-model RICOH WG-6 camera as the premium offering in the product line.

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Ricoh announced two new waterproof adventure cameras (Pentax WG-1000 and WG-8)

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