Product Highlights
  • 16 MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 125-6400 Sensitivity
  • Full HD (1920x1080) at 30 fps Video Recording
  • Waterproof/Shockproof/Freezeproof/Crushproof
  • Pixel Track SR Digital Shake Reduction
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 7.2x Digital Zoom
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Ricoh WG-70
The all-weather adventure camera

A rugged chassis you can rely on in the harshest conditions.
Exceptional 14 meter waterproof (up to 2 hours) and 1.6 meter shockproof.

With features that include uncompromising waterproofing—good for two hours of continuous use at a depth of 14 meters—freeze proofing* that ensures operation at temperatures of −10 °C, shock proofing capable of withstanding drops of 1.6 meters, and crush proofing capable of withstanding forces of 100 kgf, this rugged camera can be used in all conditions.

Key Features:

  • Approx. 16 Megapixels
  • ISO 125-6400
  • Full HD Movie
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Approx. 2.7" 230K Dots Monitor
  • Waterproof up to 14m (46')
  • Shockproof up to 1.6m (5.25')
  • Crushproof up to 100 kgf
  • Freezeproof -10°C
  • Movie SR
  • Digital Microscope Mode

A Rugged Chassis | Ready for the Outdoors

The WG-70 is designed for every imaginable outdoor environment and adds to the experience with features such as Underwater mode for underwater photography, and an Outdoor View setting that adapts monitor brightness to ambient lighting.

High Resolution | With All the Must-Have Features

Sharp, high-resolution images with 5x optical zoom starting from wide-angle of 28mm*

With a high-performance image processing engine and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor boasting high optical efficiency and an 16 effective megapixels, the WG-70 takes low-noise photos with a wide dynamic range that look beautiful even as prints.

* 35 mm format equivalent.


Equipped with a chassis featuring the uncompromising water-, dust-, cold-, and shock-resistance so essential for construction worksites, the WG-70 also boasts six LED lamps arranged around the lens to provide lighting for macro photography.

* Battery capacity drops with ambient temperature, reducing the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge.

Uncompromising Water, Shock, Dust, and Freeze Protection

Water Proofing

IPX8, JIS Class 8

Dust Proofing

IP6X, JIS Class 6

Shock Proofing

Able to withstand drops of 1.6 m/5.2 ft. onto a 5 cm/2 in. thick surface using MIL-Standard 810F Method 516.5–Shock adapted to in-house standards

Crush Proofing

Tested according to RICOH standards

Expand your creative horizons with Image Tone.

Customize pictures to your subject or your taste with six image tone options, including the new Cross Process feature for photos with the unique coloring associated with cross-processing film development techniques*, Vibrant for rich, bright, vivid colors, and Slide Film for dynamic, high-contrast images like those produced by reversal film.

* A method for developing photographic film in which developers intended for film of different type are used to produce unique colors.

Shoot Movies in Full HD HDMI

While the camera can of course record Full HD (16:9) video at 30 fps, it also offers a High Speed Movie mode for recording slow-motion video and an Underwater Movie mode suited to underwater movie recording. Movie and Underwater Movie modes offer Movie SR (shake reduction), which can be used to reduce the effects of camera shake. Movie editing features within the camera let you split video or create movie stills from selected frames. The camera’s HDMI connector (Type D) lets you display movies on TVs and other devices.

Outdoor View Setting

The brightness of the LCD monitor can readily be adapted to changes in ambient lighting conditions for ease of viewing and an improved shooting experience. Brightness can be increased by up to two steps to make dark areas of the display easier to see in sunlight, or lowered by up to two steps to reduce glare for night photography.

Modes to Suit Various Scenes

Choose from 25 Shooting Modes

The camera offers settings suited to every subject, including an Auto Picture mode that automatically identifies the subject type and chooses the appropriate mode, a Landscape mode for vivid shots of green trees or blue sky, a Surf and Snow mode suited to shots backed by brightly-lit beaches or mountain snows, and a Sports mode for shots of fast-moving subjects.

Underwater Mode

Developed specifically for underwater photography, the WG-70’s Underwater mode reduces the blue color cast so often seen in pictures taken underwater and effectively adjusts contrast to compensate for diffuse underwater light.

Flash Off/Flash On

In this mode, the camera takes two pictures each time the shutter button is pressed, one with the flash off and the other with it on, letting you concentrate on composition without fiddling with the controls.

* Available in Underwater Mode.

High Accuracy Face Detection

  • Face detection AF and EF

    When the high-speed Face Detection Function is turned ON, the WG-70 can capture up to 32 people’s faces in focus in approximately 0.03 seconds.  It automatically sets the focus (Face Detection AF) and compensates the exposure (Face Detection AE).

  • Smile Capture

    This function automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles.

  • Blink Detection

    If the Blink Detection function detects closed eyes when shooting, [Closed eyes have been detected] warning is displayed for 3 seconds during Instant Review.

  • Small Face Filter

    This function automatically processes to reduce the size of people’s faces which are recognized with face detection function.  The reduction ratio can be selected from 5%, 7% and 10%.

Take amazing macro photographs
With the improved Digital Microscope mode

With lighting provided by six LED lamps positioned around the lens, Digital Microscope mode supports super macro photography. At the default image size of 2M, the WG-70 offers up to 6.6× zoom for astonishing results that look almost like they were taken with a microscope. The WG-70 offers new image size options of up to 12M * that further enhance the potential of Digital Microscope mode with pictures that can be printed at large sizes or cropped during post-processing.

The LED lamps light automatically even during normal macro photography, ensuring that your subject is always well-lit. One of the attractions of the WG-series is that it lets you shoot from as close as 1 cm (0.03ft), letting you get much closer to your subject than an SLR or smartphone camera.

Loaded with Welcome Features that Makes Taking Photos Fun

Get Creative with Post-Shooting Digital Filters

  • Adjust colors or use special effects to style photos for maximum impact.

Automatically Capture Smiling Faces with Smile Capture

  • The camera detects portrait subjects and automatically releases the shutter when it spots the subject smiling.
  • The camera also detects when the subject is blinking and displays the message, “Closed eyes have been detected”

Self-Portrait Assist 

  • When the camera detects the face of a portrait subject, the macro LEDs around the lens will light to show your location in the frame. The Smile Capture feature can also be activated during selfies.

Shrink Faces with the Small Face Filter

  • Retouch photos after shooting to reduce the size of faces relative to everything else. Faces can be reduced in size by approximately 5, 7, or 10 percent.

Compress Time with Interval Movie!

  • Create time-lapse movies from still images taken automatically at preset intervals.
  • Choose interval settings from 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes.

Additional Features:

  • Face detection autofocus and auto exposure for up to 32 subjects
  • Auto Tracking AF
  • AF assist lamp
  • Pixel Track SR
  • Continuous shooting
  • Burst shooting
  • Auto bracketing
  • D-Range (dynamic range) options
  • Ink Rubbing filter
  • Quick movie editing
  • Support for remote control (remote control available separately)

What's Included

WG-70 Digital Camera
D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter
USB Cable
Macro Stand


Product Specifications


Lens   RICOH lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Focal Length 5 - 25 mm
(in 35mm format equivalent) Approx. 28 - 140mm
Maximum Aperture F3.5(W) - F5.5(T)
Zoom Optical Zoom 5X
Digital Zoom approx. 7.2X
Intelligent Zoom approx. 7.5X at 7M, approx. 36X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Motion Blur Reduction Still Pixel Track SR
Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Focus Type 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range
(From lens face)
Standard: 0.5m - infinity / 1.64ft. - infinity (entire zoom range)
Macro:0.1 - 0.6m / 0.33 - 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
1cm Macro:0.01 - 0.3m / 0.03 - 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
Number of Effective pixels Approx. 16 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Image Tone Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Slide Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Number of Recorded pixels Still 16M, 12M(1:1), 12M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M, 2M(16:9), 1024, 640
Movie 1920, 1280
Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 - 6400)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Manual
Display 2.7" Wide LCD, approx. 230K dots, AR Coating(Cover only)
Exposure Control Metering System Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Compensation ± 2EV ( 1/3EV steps)
Scene modes Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR, Report, Green
Face detection Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces. Smile Capture, Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Pet detection Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto)
Playback modes Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen
Shutter Speed 1/4000 - 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter), 4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Built-in flash Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge.
Flash Range Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft. (ISO Auto)
Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft. (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
Storage Media Built-in Memory (approx. 68MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Power Source   Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery
Battery life Still*: approx. 300 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: approx. 260 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Interfaces USB2.0(Micro-B), HDMI output terminal(Type D)
Water proof / Dustproof Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities
Dimensions Approx. 122.5 (W) x 61.5 (H) x 29.5 (D)mm /4.8 (W) x 2.4 (H) x 1.2 (D) inches (excluding operating and protruding parts)
Weight With battery & SD card Approx. 193g / 6.8 oz.(including battery and SD memory card)
Body Approx. 173g / 6.1 oz.(without battery and SD memory card)

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