Look out GoPro, because Ricoh is getting ready to jump into action camera market with both feet. The Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera ($299) is available for preorder now and will ship some time next month. Standard specs include a 14MP CMOS sensor, a super-wide lens with an 160-degree field of view, 1080/30p video, Wi-Fi, and a 1.5″ LCD screen. The really cool thing that sets this camera apart is its water-resistance without any additional housing. The WG-M1 is waterproof to 32 feet on its own. That means unless you’re doing some deep water diving you should be good to go. Additional features include shock-resistance up to six feet, high-speed continuous shooting of still images up to 10 images per second, and a strap with an included carabiner. Multiple mounts will be available at release for shooting in any situation.
Axiom wants to democratize camera technology by creating the Axiom Beta: The First Open Digital Cinema Camera ($2600) is intended to provide fully open documentation, complete upgradability, and the ability to change the behavior of existing features. Their new Indiegogo campaign will give supporters the choice between two sensor modules. The Truesense KAC12040 and the ...[Read More]