Image Sync 2.0.0 Update

Image Sync 2.0.0 Update

Fully updated version (Ver. 2.0.0) of Image Sync wireless LAN application will be released

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the release of Image Sync Ver. 2.0.0, a fully updated version of the application dedicated to our digital cameras.

 

Updated functions of Image Sync Ver. 2.0.0

  • Addition of horizontal mode:
    This mode allows the user to position an external terminal horizontally in remote shooting mode and capture Live-view images larger than those captured by the conventional vertical mode (note: the terminal must provide horizontal/vertical display switching). Also, pressing the INFO button on the application menu provides a full-screen Live-view image on the terminal, so the user can check the image composition on the screen larger than the LCD monitor on the camera’s back panel.
  • Improved user interface:
    We have made a thorough review of the layout and icons used on the menu in order to facilitate easier access to various functions and allow for intuitive operation.

The updated version displays a progress bar on each transferred image, allowing the user to more accurately monitor the progress of image transfer. It also allows for midway cancellation of image transfer. In addition, the user can now separate images stored on the camera between transferred and non-transferred ones on the display, preventing unnecessary, repeated transfer of the same image.

 

Compatible cameras:

PENTAX K-1 Mark II, PENTAX K-1, PENTAX KP, PENTAX K-70, PENTAX K-S2, RICOH WG-M2, GR II

 

Application update:

Application name: Image Sync Ver. 2.0.0 (Android and iOS versions)
Release date: August 30, 2018 (for Android)
End of September, 2018 (for iOS)
How to download: Visit Google Play™ or App Store for updates.
Cost: Free

 

Supporting OS:

Android iOS
Image Sync Ver.2.0.0 4.4-8.0 10-11

Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google LLC.
iOS is a trademark used under the license of Cisco Systems Inc. of the U.S.A.
App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

 

Download Image Sync 2.0.0 for Android

News update: “We have found the symptom which some devices are not able to install ver. 2.0.0. Revised version will be released at an early date. We apologize for any inconvenience caused this time, and appreciate your patience.”

 

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Image Sync 1.1.3 Update (with PENTAX KP support)

New update released for Image Sync for both iOS and Android devices

Newly added feature on version 1.1.3

・Support for PENTAX KP
・Text error corrected
・Connection performance improved

 

Paired with a RICOH IMAGING’s compatible camera, “Image Sync” application enables your mobile device to remotely shoot, view and copy images and upload them to SNS sites.

Feature

  1. View and Copy Images
    You can view images taken with your camera and copy them to your mobile device.
    You can also upload them to SNS sites.
  2. Remote Shooting
    You can monitor the live view image on your mobile device. Various camera operations including EV compensation and shutter release are possible from a mobile device.

Supported Digital Cameras

・PENTAX K-1
・PENTAX KP
・PENTAX K-S2
・PENTAX K-70
・RICOH GR II
・RICOH WG-M2

Supported OS

・iOS 8.0 – 10.0
・Android 4.4 – 6.0.1

Note

For detail about ImageSync, refer to the website.
//www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/download/app/image-sync/
On unsupported Android OS(4.31 and earlier) versions live view function may not work.
On unsupported Android OS(4.31 and earlier) some functions may not work properly.

RICOH WG-M1 is not supported by Image Sync.
For details, refer to the the website;
//www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/wg-m1/

on App Store / on Google Play

 

Image Sync update with PENTAX K-1 and RICOH WG-M2 support

Image Sync application now supports PENTAX K-1 and RICOH WG-M2

Android version 1.1.0

Newly added feature on version 1.1.0

・Android 6.0 support
・Support for PENTAX K-1, RICOH WG-M2
・Upload images to SNS (YouTube) sites.
・Manual refresh of the thumbnail view enabled.
・Bug fixes on view function.

on Google Play

iOS version 1.1.0

Newly added feature on version 1.1.0

・iOS 9.2 support
・Support for PENTAX K-1, RICOH WG-M2
・Upload images to SNS (YouTube) sites.
・Manual refresh of the thumbnail view enabled.
・Image file transfer from the camera memory to CameraRoll enabled.
・Bug fixes on view function.

on App Store

RICOH WG-M2 announced!..

High-spec digital action camera, featuring a fully waterproof, shock-resistant body, a 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and 4K movie recording

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the RICOH WG-M2 high-specification action camera. Within a compact, lightweight body designed to be fully airtight and extremely shock-resistant, this new action camera provides a host of advanced features, including 4K Full HD movie recording using an ultra-wide-angle lens to capture dramatic, lively movie clips.

The RICOH WG-M2 has been developed to be a step up from the RICOH WG-M1 standard-class action camera (launched in October 2014). Along with outstanding performance in demanding scenes — waterproof to a depth of 20 meters, shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters, and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C — it has also become the first RICOH digital camera to feature 4K Full HD movie recording. Coupled with an approximately 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, it captures dynamic, high-resolution, high-bit-rate movie clips with an exaggerated perspective. It also comes equipped with a host of new features, including: a vibration function to inform the user of the start and end of a movie recording session by vibrating the camera body; an LCD orientation function* to record movie clips in an upright position regardless of the camera’s orientation (at vertical position or even at upside-down position); seven Image Effect modes to capture movie clips with distinctive visual effects; and an array of movie editing functions such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode. With a selection of mount accessories to fix the camera on a variety of objects and surfaces, the RICOH WG-M2 optimizes the freedom of action photography, and allows the user to capture various sports and outdoor activities in unprecedented, eye-catching images.

The RICOH WG-M2 sports an extremely durable yet stylish body, and is designed to provide effortless operation even when mounted on such objects as bicycles or motorcycles.

* This function may not be usable in certain shooting modes and/or certain settings.

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Main Features

1. High-resolution 4K/30p movie recording with an ultra-wide-angle lens

The WG-M2 provides a choice of two shooting angles*: Wide mode, with a maximum angle of view of approximately 204 degrees, to capture the magnificence of nature in dynamic images with an exaggerated perspective; and Narrow mode, with an approximately 151-degree angle of view, to record routine subjects with a more natural perspective. In the Narrow mode, the user can use the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function** to minimize camera shake during movie recording. It also provides 4K Full HD movie recording, which captures high-resolution, extended movie clips (3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.*** Since it allows the user to record movie clips at a high bit rate of 100Mbps,**** it delivers low-compression, high-resolution movie clips to accommodate a wider range of movie-related user demands. In Full HD movie mode, it also provides a higher frame rate of 60 frames per second to capture the subject with more fluid motion. For playback of extended movie clips, such as one documenting a long bike tour, the camera features a range of convenient functions, such as: a Time-Lapse mode, which fast-forwards a movie clip at 30, 60 or 150 times of normal speed; an Endless Recoding mode,***** which automatically creates movie files at five-, 10- or 25-minute intervals; and a High-Speed Movie mode,****** which plays back a slow-motion image of a fast-moving subject. In addition, a micro-HDMI terminal (type D) is provided on the camera body for the simultaneous output of movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.

* The angle of view may vary depending on movie-recording settings including the selected image size.
** The angle of view becomes narrower when the Movie SR function is activated.
*** The maximum length of a single movie clip is 25 minutes or 4GB.
**** For this bit rate, the camera must be set in 4K and S-Fine shooting modes, and a micro SDXC memory card (UHS-1 Speed Class 3) must be used.
***** The maximum length of a single movie clip may vary depending on the selected image size.
****** The angle of view is fixed at Wide mode. Movie clips are recorded at HD 120fps, and played back at 30fps. The maximum length of a single movie clip is four minutes.

2. Dependable, outdoor-oriented design

Thanks to its airtight design, 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) by simply mounting the included underwater lens protector on the body. It is also designed to be shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters,* dustproof (equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6), and cold-resistant against temperatures as low as -10°C. All these features make the WG-M2 a truly dependable, heavy-duty action camera in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions. Since it doesn’t require a cumbersome housing to protect the body, the user can not only enjoy all types of outdoor shooting more freely and flexibly, but also record sounds more clearly without muffling.

* Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards (from a height of two meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.

3. New features to improve operability

When the movie recording button is pressed at the beginning and finish of a movie recording session, the WG-M2’s vibration function signals the start and end of movie recording operation using vibrations of the camera body, to make the user fully aware of camera operations at all times. It also provides an LCD orientation function to record movie clips in an upright position even when the camera is held at vertical or upside-down position, and a host of user-friendly, in-body movie editing features such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode (maximum image size of 4K) to ensure the high level of operability and flexibility demanded of an action camera.

4. Seven 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.

* Available Image Effect modes may vary depending on the selected movie recording mode.

5. Optimum white balance in underwater shooting

The WG-M2 is designed to optimize the color reproduction and contrast of recorded images, based on the data accumulated from numerous underwater image samples. 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.

6. Wireless LAN connection to support remote operation using smartphones

Simply by installing the Image Sync application in 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 is even 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. The user can also transfer still images and movie clips recorded by the WG-M2 onto a smartphone or tablet computer to save, edit, play back* and upload them to social networking and other websites to share them with friends.

* An additional MOV-format application is required to play back recorded movie clips on an Android device.

7. Other features

・ 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
 

Optional Accessories

O-CC163 Camera Case

A WG-M2-dedicated camera case, attachable to a belt or backpack

O-CC1631 Protector Jacket

A WG-M2-dedicated housing, for protection of the camera body from scratches and stains

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Three TIPA Awards for PENTAX/RICOH

Best Medium Format Camera / PENTAX 645Z

With an imaging area of 43.8 x 32.8mm, the 51.4 MP CMOS sensor in the Pentax 645Z is about 1.7X larger than those found in full-frame DSLRs. The camera can deliver 3 frames per second with 10-image burst capability in Raw and up to 30 in Large JPEG format. The tiltable 3.2 inch LCD monitor contains 1.037 million RGB dots and has an “anti-gapless” construction that reduces reflection and dispersion of light that is further enhanced by a special Anti-Reflection coating. There is also a large and bright optical finder. A newly designed SAFOX 11 phase matching AF module contains 27 sensor points, including 25 cross-type sensors; when matched with a Live View function that can magnify the on-screen image, very precise focusing adjustments can be made. If desired, ISO sensitivity can be raised to an incredible 204,800.

 

Best Digital SLR Advanced / PENTAX K-S2

The Pentax K-S2 is a good match for enthusiast photographers and features a 20MP CMOS sensor without a low pass filter. It has a weather and dust resistant body, offers an optical pentaprism (100% field of view) and is the first Pentax DSLR with a Vari-angle LCD (3-inch, 921K dots). The compact body incorporates a Shake Reduction (SR) mechanism and can handle all new and many older Pentax lenses, albeit with some requiring an adapter. The K-S2 can deliver a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second with a continuous shooting rate of four to five frames per second. Creative functions include multi exposure, interval shooting, an advanced HDR mode, full HD video, and built-in WiFi with a dedicated app to transfer images and for wireless tethered shooting.

Best ActionCam / RICOH WG-M1

This hot segment of the market continues to grow and the Ricoh WG-M1 offers a unique design that is waterproof to 32 feet (9.75 metres) without an additional protective housing, is shock resistant to six feet (1.8 metres) and frost-proof to 14F (-10C). The unit has large control buttons and a 1.5-inch (3.8cm) LCD monitor. The 14 MP sensor and processor can record Full HD movies and deliver 10 frames-per-second high-speed shooting through its ultra wide-angle lens. To help users get right into action, the camera comes with a carabineer-equipped strap for carrying and a WG adhesive mount to help attach the camera to different surfaces. Optional accessories expand the camera’s usability via a wrist strap mount, helmet mount and more.

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