- 1.5-inch LCD monitor for effortless angle-of-view confirmation during shooting
- Ultra-wide-angle still-image recording at a maximum angle of view of 202 degrees
- High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approximately eight frames per second
- A wide ISO-sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 (in still-image shooting modes)
- ±2EV exposure compensation
- A choice of a metering system between multi-segment and spot
- Wind suppression mode
- Compatible with micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC memory cards
- 4K Ultra HD video
- Ultra-wide angle 204 ° lens
- Waterproof up to 20 meters (no housing required)
- Shock-resistant up to 2 meters
- Cold-proof down to 14° Fahrenheit
- 7 selectable video effect modes
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Includes Value Kit
High-resolution 4K/30p movie recording with an ultra-wide-angle lens
The WG-M2 offers a choice of two shooting angles: Wide mode, with a maximum angle of view of approximately 204 degrees, captures dynamic images with an exaggerated perspective; and Narrow mode, with an approximately 151-degree angle of view, records subjects with a more natural perspective. Use the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function in the Narrow Mode to minimize camera shake during movie recording. The WG-M2 features 4K Full HD movie recording, which captures high-resolution, extended movie clips at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. It allows the user to record movie clips at a high bit rate of 100Mbps, delivering low-compression, high-resolution movie clips to accommodate a wider range of user demands. In Full HD movie mode, it provides a higher frame rate of 60 frames per second to capture the subject with more fluid motion.
Adventure Proof design to hold up in the harshest environments
The WG-M2 is outfitted to capture video and still images in extreme conditions, without the need of any additional housing. The WG-M2 assures outstanding waterproof performance to a depth of 20 meters and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8).It‘s designed to be shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters, dustproof (equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6), and coldproof against temperatures as low as -10°C.
New features to improve operability
The WG-M2’s vibration function signals the start and end of movie recording operation using vibrations of the camera body, making the user fully aware of camera operations at all times. An LCD orientation function records movie clips in an upright position, even when the camera is held at vertical or upside-down position. User-friendly, in-body movie editing features such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode (maximum image size of 4K), ensure a high level of operability and flexibility.
7 Image Effect modes to create original movie clips
The WG-M2 features unique Image Effect modes to apply desired visual effects to a movie clip for more creative, personalized work. Before a shooting session, the user can select the desired mode from Bright, Natural, Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold, and High Contrast.
Optimum white balance in underwater shooting
The WG-M2 is designed to optimize the color reproduction and contrast of recorded images. When an underwater shooting mode is selected, the camera automatically switches to an underwater white balance mode to faithfully reproduce the crystal-clear atmosphere of underwater scenes, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light. As the result, it captures clear, well-defined underwater images without bluish or greenish color casts.
Wireless LAN connection to support remote operation using smartphones
By installing the Image Sync application on a smartphone or tablet computer, the user can effortlessly perform various camera functions from a distance: confirm the camera’s Live View image on the mobile device’s monitor, and use the mobile unit to check and change white-balance, ISO-sensitivity and exposure-compensation settings. It‘seven possible to view the WG-M2’s movie recordings in real time on the mobile device’s monitor, when the camera is set in the Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or HD (1280 x 720 pixels) mode and at a frame rate of 30fps. Transfer still images and movie clips recorded by the WG-M2 on to a smartphone or tablet computer to save, edit, play back* and upload them to social networking and other websites to share them with friends.