The Ricoh Waterproof Action Video Camera.: It reminds me of those old Panasonic Toughbook laptops that my father used to use for work. In case you’re unfamiliar, the Panasonic Toughbook was a rugged, shock proof, drop proof, dust proof, water resistant laptop. It was made out of magnesium alloy and was able to withstand extreme temperatures. The Ricoh Action Cam, just like the Toughbook, is highly durable. It is also shockproof and drop proof. It can be taken underwater to shoot video at a depth of over 30 feet for up to an hour. It can handle freezing temperatures, and drops from 6 feet up. In my case, that’d be right off the top of my head. Why would it be on my head? Because you can mount it anywhere, that’s why. Rugged. And it looks pretty cool, too. Take a look.:
Ricoh Action Cam
The Ricoh Action Cam almost looks like some kind of high-tech toy. Toys for big boys? I’m in. It’s orange coloring and high-tech look makes it give off an adventurous vibe, for sure. I can imagine myself base-jumping or whitewater rafting with this thing strapped onto my head. I get all that just from looking at this thing. Yes, it shoots still images and captures HD video. It has a microphone, of course. But I’m sure the question that anyone looking to buy an action camera would be asking themselves is “is it better than a GoPro?” Well, let me go over some of the similarities between this camera and the GoPro’s. The GoPro is a lot smaller and more compact. It is waterproof, but only with the case/enclosure. The Ricoh Action Cam has an airtight, waterproof body from the get go. The Ricoh is slightly better at shooting still shots, but the GoPro is better at recording video. The GoPro goes up to 4K ultra HD video resolution now. The Ricoh Action Cam comes with 100MB of internal memory while the GoPro has nothing. Both action cameras can obviously be expanded upon by the use of SDHC memory cards. The biggest difference seems to be the fact that the Ricoh Action Cam is waterproof straight out the gate (and shock, drop, and dust proof, too).