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Amazon spring sale: best-ever price for Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera, £159

Amazon's  Spring Sale continues with some great savings across the whole cyber store. Our pick of the bargains today is this waterproof camera...  which at £159 looks like a bit of a bargain. What's more this price is available from Amazon UK on both the black and orange versions of this camera. (Check below for some other deals).

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The Ricoh WG-50 is perfect for snorkelling or pool parties. It is waterproof to a depth of 14m - and can stay at that depth for up to two hours – so is even suitable for scuba divers.

The camera is also shockproof, and apparently can be dropped from a height of 1.6m and still keep on shooting. Equally impressive, the WG-50 can  stand a 100kg weight on top of it without cracking under the pressure.

The compact camera has a 16 megapixel sensor, and a built-in 5x zoom lens. A digital zoom lens can also be engaged - to give you a focal length that is equivalent to over 1000mm.

The lens is that it can focus down to just 1mm in its microscope mode – although resolution is then restricted to 2MP. And don't worry about the camera casting a dark shadow over your miniature subject when you are so close – six little LED lamps shine a light to keep your images evenly illuminated. These lights can also work as an impromptu torch – helping define this as the Swiss Army knife of cameras.

There is also a Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures several images of the same lowlight scene to produce a single, blur-free composite image. This is in addition to the camera's normal Pixel Track shake reduction system.

Resolution: 16MP
Sensor size: 1/2.3in CMOS
Movie resolution: Full HD at 30fps, Standard HD at 30 or 60fps
Lens: 5-25mm f/3.5-5.5 (equivalent to 28-140mm)
ISO range: 125-6400 (auto and manual)
Shutter speeds: 1/4-1/4000sec
LCD screen: 2.7in 230k dots
Memory: SDXC card slot
Dimensions: 61.5x122.5x29.6mm
Weight: 193g (with battery and card)

Other Amazon UK sale deals

21% off Canon EOS M100 with EF-M 15-45 mm lens - Black was £328, now £259

21% off Canon SELPHY CP1300 Photo Printer with FOC 36 Papers, Black was £119, now £85

22% off Seagate 8TB Expansion Amazon Special Edition USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - was £180, now £140 until midnight April 10 (GMT)

25% off Microsoft Arc Bluetooth Mouse - was £54, now £40.50 until midnight April 10 (GMT)

26% off Samsung MZ-76E2T0B/EU 2 TB Solid State Drive - was £277.16, now £204

38% off Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - was £64.98, now £40

34% off Pentax Papilio II 8.5 x 21 Close Focus Binoculars - was £134, now £89

26% off Seek Thermal Compact LW-EAA Thermal Imaging Camera for Apple iOS  - was £254, now £187.91

20% off Ring Floodlight Camera - was £249, now £199

25% off 25 off Ring Stick Up Wired HD Security Camera - was £179, now £139

22% off Ring Video Doorbell 2 - was £179, now £139

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 8 Plus RED.