Ricoh has updated its rugged action camera with the 4K-shooting WG-M2. The new adventure-focused camera also gains a wider and faster lens which could lead to more immersive footage.
While the new camera is both smaller and lighter than its predecessor, it still retains its tough go-anywhere credentials thanks to waterproofing, shock resistance and being freeze-proof.
The Ricoh WG-M2 uses an ultra-wide 204 degree (that’s a 9-mm equivalent) F2 lens. This angle of view is significantly wider than the 150 degree lenses of most rival action cameras, meaning it’s capable of capturing potentially more immersive footage. However, for those times you don’t want the distortion which comes with such a wide lens, a narrow mode will capture a more standard 150-degree angle of view.