Ricoh has unveiled a new rugged digital camera called the WG-40W. Specs-wise, this waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof camera boasts a 16MP 1/2.3″ back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a 5x optical zoom f/3.5-5.5 lens (equivalent to 28-140mm in the 35mm format), a 2.7-inch 230k-dot LCD monitor, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot and built-in WiFi connectivity.
Other notable features include Six LED Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting, New Underwater Shooting Modes (Mermaid and Mermaid Movie shooting modes are programmed to optimize color and contrast, based on the data of images actually captured under the water) and Triple Anti-Shake Protection To Prevent Blurred Images In All Applications. For video recording, the WG-40W records 1080p@30fps Full HD video in H.264 format.
The Ricoh WG-40W will be marketed only in Japan. [Ricoh]