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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

16MP 5x CMOS Oct 2014
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Enjoy Your Everyday And Outdoor Experiences! Achieves high image quality even when shooting underwater, night scenes, and landscape Heavy-duty Construction, Waterproof To 12 Meters And... More
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30 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Ricoh digital camera received an expert rating of 83 out of 100 from digitalfoto.dk.

Average User Reviews

Based on 47 user reviews this Ricoh digital camera has an average user rating of 72%.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Ayjay gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “One thing; I've found that using the 2 second timer really helpful, to make sure my hands are steady, before the picture is taken”. Stephen Spiers said in December last year “After a bit of practice the underwater mode games amazing picture results even in slightly murky” and rated it 5 stars.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewer considered that the product had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well” in their Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review but they only scored this digital camera 3 stars.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewer who bought the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi thought it was good in low light. Knightknight wrote last year “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

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Robust

Four people thought this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Ayjay said last year “The other shooting modes [including the underwater mode] are easy to select - I'm no David Bailey.” in their review of this digital camera. Ayjay also wrote “Plus the shape and texture of the outer casing is easy to get a good grip on - even under water! Fortunately the Pentax WG-3 is very easy to use”. Stephen Spiers mentioned in his review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully” .

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work” in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Solid construction with great picture quality”. Knightknight said “Is very well built”.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owner who bought the product reckoned that it was reliable. This month Raquel Rita mentioned “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.”.

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Easy to Use

Several Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use. One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewer concluded that the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi was easy to use the menus. Last year Ayjay mentioned on Amazon “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3”.

Good Quality Lens

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owner reckoned that the product had a good lens. David Speedy mentioned “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent” but even so he gave it a score of 2 stars. One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The focus is fast”.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewer who bought the product considered that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers who purchased the product considered that it was good for video recording. In December last year Stephen Spiers said in his review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi “I got some great movies of shoals of fish”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Finian wrote on Amazon “It takes good quality photos and video”. Mrs. L. Crawford scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “Excellent quality”. Raquel Rita said on Amazon “Has a good image quality” in her review of this digital camera yet she gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good Connectivity

A few Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners who bought the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi agreed that it was wifi compatible. Knightknight rated it 5 stars and mentioned “The wifi is great and works really well” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

A number of Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners thought the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had good features. Jon Pearson said on Amazon in December last year “Yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures” however he only rated it 40 out of 100.

Good Size

One person who bought it thought it was good structurally.

Good Battery Life

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owner wrote in their reviews that the product was quick to charge.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Ricoh cameras and also specifically for Ricoh waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Ricoh had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in flash. Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months also support Full HD video.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Waterproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi is 2x and the biggest is 7.2x. When compared to other recently released waterproof cameras that we have assessed, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi's digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Light

The lightest camera that has been around for the last year is 170g , the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 580g. With a weight of only 172 grams, the WG-30 Wi-Fi is one of the lighter waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for the last year. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.39m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.2m. The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. This Ricoh digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on new comparable spec digital cameras. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Ricoh camera. The ISO speeds 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Very Short

The average height of comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year is 100mm, and the heights range from 61mm to 170mm. With a height of only 61.5 millimeters, the WG-30 Wi-Fi is fairly short compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a greater number of camera file systems than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Ricoh camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by recently released cameras. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "PRINT Image Matching III" are also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all recently released waterproof cameras.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this camera. The flash modes Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this digital camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months do not have a GPS. The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is not 3D compatible. Most of the other new comparable spec cameras are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other recently released waterproof cameras, the WG-30 Wi-Fi does not support video recording.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the recently released digital cameras the screen sizes range from 2.5" to 3.2". At only 2.7 inches, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 16 megapixels, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The average megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi is 21MP, and the megapixel counts range from 13MP to 51MP.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution which is higher than most latest cameras. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768 and 640 x 480. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a nine auto focus point camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The maximum camera shutter speeds of new similar spec cameras range from 0.5s to 30s.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The average display resolution of newly released digital cameras is 910,000 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 6,400, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other latest cameras. The lowest maximum ISO speed of newly released waterproof cameras is 1,600, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 14,000.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly big minimum ISO speed (125) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The smallest minimum ISO speed of latest waterproof cameras is 100 and the biggest is 130.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

Released Eleven Months Ago

This Ricoh digital camera has been on the market for eleven months.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many new similar spec digital cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Dust-Resistant
Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 February 2015

Ricoh satser stort på små undervandskameraer, og WG-30W er navnet på et nyt robust kamera i flokken. Det tåler slag og stød og har indbygget wi-fi, hvilket er et særsyn i genren.WG-30W... Read more…

Rugged and durable
Easy to hold and carry
Great for handheld macro and extreme macro photos
Dedicated mounting accessories available
Reliable wireless functionality
Very poor LCD screen
Mediocre image quality
No mechanical image stabilization
No optical zoom while recording videos
Overpriced

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Solid construction with great picture quality. Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well. Would benefit from having a share to cloud option.

Reviewed 20 March 2016 by KS
(Verified Purchase)

Didn't try this in the outdoors as the screen & photo resolution were so poor I returned it after some trial shots.

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Dai
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good,early days yet but very ok.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Cotswold Willie
(Verified Purchase)

A robust camera that meets everything and more of anything demanded of it. Inevitably it is capable of much more than I can master. Managing the details can be a bit of a puzzle.

Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Saphi78
(Verified Purchase)

So much fun. The macro is awesome on this...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30, ricoh wg30w, ricoh wg30r, ricoh wg30re, ricoh wg30red
Barcodes 00027075287358, 00027075287495, 00027075287648, 04549212287633

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