Ricoh WG-M1 waterproof with free Mount (your choice) for $150

Adorama is offering the Ricoh WG-M1 waterproof digital camera for $150 and you also get a free mount for the camera, your choice between eight different options (the blue “Add to Bundle” button). The free item value ranges from $30 to $39. The camera is available in black WG-M1 or orange WG-M1. This is a while supplies last limited time offer.

Pre-order new Pentax K-S2, 18-50mm lens, AF201G flash, WG-5 P&S

Pentax launched a second wave of DSLR gear in 2015 [see Interesting Cameras & Lenses of 2015 reference page (no swimsuit edition I’m afraid), headlined by the new K-S2 dSLR, with a 20mp APS-C sensor shying away from the anti-aliasing status quo. The camera starts at $700 body only, goes $800 with the new 18-50mm f4-5.6 WR DC DA RE AX GI ZO ER kit lens, and $900 with the 18-50 and 55-200 lenses. Also coming along is a new weather-friendly AF-201G flash ($150), and a new WG-5 elementproof P&S camera under the Ricoh brand ($380).

The K-S2 is available for pre-order at Adorama and Amazon et al at the aforementioned prices.

The 18-50mm f4-5.6 lens (which is the new kit lens included with the K-S2 bundles above) goes for $300 on its own at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new AF-201G weather-friendly flash pre-orders for $150 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new Ricoh branded WG-5 elementproof P&S pre-orders for $380 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Ricoh WG-20 elementproof P&S for $130 (limit 5)

We check upon the Monday wave at the eBay Deals where Beach Camera’s eBay store is offering the new condition elementproof Ricoh WG-20 digital camera for $130 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Only the black color scheme is available through this offer, so you can’t color code it if buying for multiple people as gifts (eg gGrandchild #1 gets blue, #2 gets red, #3 gets black, #4 gets white, #5 gets orange, etc).

Ricoh WG4 elementproof with various accessories for $190

Waterproof and elementproof cameras are one segment of the P&S camera market that has a distinct and so far unassailable competitive advantage over cameraphones, their water/element-proofness. So they continue to thrive even as some camera manufacturers dial back their P&S line-ups. Which brings us to this Ricoh WG-4 elementproof camera, offered in a loaded bundle for $190 with free shipping at It includes the standard camera kit plus these extra bonus items: floating wrist strap, extra battery, carrying case, 8GB SD, card reader, mini tripod, and the obligatory cleaning kit, microfiber cloth and of course the screen protectors. Offer ends by 1/14/15.

More Ricoh GR discounts: with either GF1 or GV1 for $567 (both for $650)

Another round of discounts for the Ricoh GR Big Sensor Prime, as of the time of writing, the prices have dropped as follows:

++ with GF1 Flash for $567 (was $600) at Adorama
++ with GV1 Viewfinder for $567 (was $600): Adorama
++ with both GF1 Flash and GV1 Viewfinder for $650 (was $677) at Adorama

Ricoh GR with GF1 Flash and GV1 VF and extra battery for $677

If you are looking to make a system commitment to the Ricoh GR, Adorama has a special bundle with the standard GR kit plus the GF1 Flash plus the GV1 viewfinder plus an extra battery plus 4% promotional rewards for $677.

If you don’t need both the Flash and Viewfinder, there are options for $600 as follows:
+ with Flash only: Adorama
+ with Viewfinder only: Adorama and B&H Photo

Ricoh GR for $600 with coupon

Big Sensor Primes are no longer four-figure luxury cameras. The Ricoh GR is now available for $600 with free shipping at Adorama when you enter coupon code GREMAILOFR over there. To test the coupon, add to cart, proceed to checkout, and look for the part of the page to enter the coupon code. You don’t have to fill up the rest of the information if you just want to test the coupon. This is part of the Adorama semi-secret BF sale.

Now shipping: the Ricoh WG-M1 space-age action camera for $300

The new Ricoh WG-M1 space-age action-camera that looks like something about of RDM’s Battlestar Galactica is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Adorama in your choice of black color scheme or orange is the new black color scheme… Speaking of Ricoh and elementproof cameras, Adorama is accepting preorders for the more conventional looking WG-30 elementproof camera for $277 in your choice of carbon gray or flame orange