Ricoh Announces New Pentax Teleconverter and Three Rugged Point and Shoots

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With CP+ right around the corner, it only makes sense that Ricoh would be making announcements very soon. And today, they’re giving us mostly point and shoots. In fact, we get three new ones: WG-4 GPS, WG-4 and WG-20. On top of this, Pentax users are being treated to a rear 1.4x teleconverter that will give your camera a bit more reach with the lenses attached. The very interesting thing is that even though these cameras have before been under the Pentax brand, they’re now under Ricoh.

Specs, pricing, and details about the new tough shooters and the teleconverter are after the jump.

HD PENTAX DA AF REAR CONVERTER 1.4X AW

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– Weather resistant

– HD lens coatings

– Full auto focus and aperture control is maintained. You’ll need to update your firmware.

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MAGNIFICATION: 1.4 times
LENS CONSTRUCTION: 4 elements in 3 groups
LENS MOUNT: KAF2
LENS CASE: Lens soft case DA70mm Limited
MAXIMUM DIAMETER x LENGTH: Approx. 65mmx20mm (2.6inchx0.8inch)
WEIGHT: Approx. 126g/4.4oz
BUNDLE: Case, Body Mount Cap, Lens Mount Cap
OTHERS: HD Coating

Weather resistant, dustproof construction(AW)

The HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter will be available at retailers nationwide and online in March 2014 for a price of $599.95.

Ricoh WG-20

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– 14MP 1/2.3″ sensor

– 720p HD video

– 5x optical zoom

– 2.7″ LCD screen with 230,000 dots

– ISO 80-6400

– SD card use

– Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1”

– Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 5.0 oz; Loaded and ready: 5.8 oz

– Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents

– Operating temperature: 14-104°F (coldproof)

– Weather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 33’, JIS Class 6 dustproof

– Shock Resistant: Yes, shockproof to 4.9’

Offered in white and red, the WG-20 will be available in March 2014 for a price of $199.95.

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Ricoh WG-4/WG-4 GPS

 

– 16MP 1/2.3″ CMOS backlit sensor

– 4x optical zoom lens

– 3 inch LCD with 460,000

– SD card

– Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.9” x 2.5” x 1.3”

– Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 7.4 oz (non-GPS), 7.6 oz (GPS); Loaded and ready: 8.1 oz (non-GPS), 8.3 oz (GPS)

– Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents

– Operating temperature: 14-104°F (coldproof)

– Ruggedized features: Waterproof (45.9’), Shockproof (6.5’), Crushproof (220 LBF), Coldproof (-10°C), Dustproof (JIS 6)

– GPS version has GPS

Updated to match the most current color trends in the outdoor industry, the new WG-4 GPS is available in a choice of blue or black for a price of $379.95. The WG-4 is available in silver or lime yellow for a price of $329.95. Both models will be available at retailers nationwide and online in March 2014.

The WG series mounting accessories are compatible will all WG-series cameras and will be available at retailers nationwide and online in February 2014 and are priced as follows:

–        Camera holder – $19.99

–        Adhesive mount – $44.99

–        Handle bar mount – $39.99

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