It's only January, but this will likely be the most disappointing camera of the year

Pentax WG-90
(Image credit: Ricoh)

Late last year Ricoh announced the first new Pentax-branded compact camera since 2014: the rugged and waterproof WG-90. Today you're now able to pre-order the camera from B&H or, priced at $329.95/£379.99/AU$629, with a release date scheduled for January 31. Quite why there's been such a delay between last year's announcement and retail availability is a mystery, as so far as I can tell, the Pentax WG-90 is outwardly and functionally identical to the Ricoh WG-80 it replaces.

(Image credit: Ricoh | Pentax)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.