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5 Challenging Situations Where The WG-30 Will Be Ideal

When will the Ricoh WG-30 come into its own? We list 5 situations here.

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Ricoh WG30

The Ricoh WG-30 and WG-30 Wi-Fi are the latest rugged compact cameras featuring a 16 megapixel sensor and a brand new imaging engine, enabling you to achieve great images whatever the weather. Here, we list 5 situations where the Ricoh WG-30 will come into its own. 


When it's freezing or snowy

With operating temperatures down to -10 degrees centigrade, the WG-30 is capable of operating in most British harsh winters. This gives you the opportunity to head out, without risking your DSLR and capture some great images in the snow. It's totally waterproof, so even if it's like a blizzard outside, you'll have no issues capturing images that really show the extreme weather. The rugged features mean you can grip the camera even when wearing thick gloves, and the built in macro mode will allow you to capture some fantastic icy macro images. 


When you're going underwater

Rather than investing in expensive underwater cases for your Pentax DSLR, you could always use the Ricoh WG-30 for your underwater adventures. Waterproof down to 12 meters for 2 hours, the camera is ideal for taking snorkelling or capturing alternative portraits of your family and friends under the waves on holiday. There is an underwater scene mode allowing you to capture images without the blue colour cast the water causes, allowing for images with stunning clarity.


When you're doing extreme sports

The WG-30 has a high-speed movie mode, ideal for all sorts of extreme sports including skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, mountain bike riding and lots more. There are a range of accessories available for the WG-30, allowing you to attach it to your body or your equipment, allowing for a wide range of angles during your sporting activities. 


As a backup camera when you don't want to risk getting out your DSLR

If you find yourself in a situation where it's too dangerous to use a DSLR, the ground is too uneven or you're afraid of dropping it, the WG-30 is ideal as a backup camera. It is capable of HDR images and has a Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode. This coupled with the 16 megapixel sensor allow you to capture large resolution images without the worry of accidentally dropping the camera - it can withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters without issue.


When it's dusty/sandy

If you're on a beach or in a dry and windy location, dust and sand can be a real pain when trying to shoot with a DSLR. If you're outdoors then changing lenses without getting grains in your camera can be quite a challenge. Don't risk your Pentax DSLR and use the WG-30 instead. It can be used in temperatures up to 40 degrees centigrade, and with face detection for more than 30 faces in one shot, it's ideal for your exotic holiday snaps.


Read our Ricoh WG-30 review to see how it fared. 

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