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).
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.
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
Weight: 193g (with battery and card)
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