Robust construction and design

The WG-50 is a great companion for outdoor adventures. It can be used underwater continuously for up to 2 hours at a depth down to 14 m. Its crushproof construction can withstand weights up to 100 kgf (kilogram-force) and shockproof design protects it against drops of up to 1.6m. Exceptional cold-resistant performance ensures reliable operation at temperatures as low as –10°C.

Clear, High Quality Images

The WG-50 comes equipped with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with approx. 16 megapixels, which assures excellent high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics with a top sensitivity of ISO 6400. The high performance 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens, with a focal-length coverage equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm format, can accommodate a wide range of scenes and subjects.

Underwater mode                                                        Program mode

Underwater Shooting Mode

The Underwater and Underwater Movie shooting modes are programmed to optimize colour and contrast. These modes deliver sharp, true-to-life images by enhancing shades of red which are lost in underwater photography, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light in water. During Underwater mode, the Flash Off + Flash On option allows you to consecutively capture two images with a single shutter release, providing greater usability for underwater photography.

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Outdoor View Setting 

The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted to accommodate changes in ambient lighting conditions for ease of viewing and an improved shooting experience. Brightness can be increased to make dark areas of the display easier to see in sunlight, or lowered to reduce glare for night photography

Full HD movie recording

The WG-50 provide Full HD movie recording employing the H.264 recording format. Users can capture high-quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. To add some creative touches to movie recording, the WG-50 also features a high-speed camera function**, for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips, and an interval movie function.

** When this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at 1280 x 720 pixels.

Six LED Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting

Capture the tiniest details while the positioning of six LED Macro Lights around the circumference of the lens barrel allows for brighter, uniform illumination on a subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected*—perfect for insects, flowers, nature and still-life photography.

* When this mode is selected, the image size is fixed at 2.0 megapixels (at 16:9 proportions).

Other Features

  • A range of optional WG-series mount accessories are available to accommodate diverse camera setups
  • Macro stand (included) maintains a minimum focusing distance of one centimeter to the subject during extended observation and shooting of macro images
  • High-speed Face Detection function to capture as many as 32 faces in focus in approximately 0.03 seconds (minimum); Smile Capture function to automatically release the shutter when the subject’s smile is detected
  • Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes
  • A choice of 12 digital filters

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