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.

Ricoh WG-50 in Orange £159

16 megapixel underwater compact has a 16MP sensor and a five times zoom - but can be taken down to depths of 14m under the surf. This ruggedised zoom compact is a perfect companion for beach holidays or for the adrenaline junkie

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Ricoh WG-50 in Black £159

16 megapixel underwater compact has a 16MP sensor and a five times zoom - but can be taken down to depths of 14m under the surf. This ruggedised zoom compact is a perfect companion for beach holidays or for the adrenaline junkie

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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


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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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