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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2016
Megapixel 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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24 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received an expert rating of 83 out of 100 from digitalfoto.dk. That puts this Ricoh digital camera in the top 1% of all the compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 47 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 72%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewers concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ayjay gave it a very good review score and said 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”. Raquel Rita wrote on Amazon “Has a good image quality” in her Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review although she only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owner concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in low light. Knightknight rated the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi 5 stars and said two years ago “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great”.

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Robust

Some Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago Ayjay said “The other shooting modes [including the underwater mode] are easy to select - I'm no David Bailey.” in their Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Ayjay also mentioned “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 on Amazon “After a bit of practice the underwater mode games amazing picture results even in slightly murky”.

Several Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewers who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi mentioned that it was well made. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work” in their review of this digital camera. Knightknight said in their review of this digital camera “Is very well built”.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Raquel Rita mentioned in January last year “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.” in her review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Easy to Use

Two Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners reckoned that it was easy to use. One person who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi thought it was easy to use the menus. Ayjay wrote on Amazon “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who purchased the product concluded that it had a good lens. David Speedy mentioned “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent”. One person mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita mentioned “The focus is fast” in her Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review.

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owner who purchased it said that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

Two Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Stephen Spiers said on Amazon “I got some great movies of shoals of fish” in his review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Solid construction with great picture quality” but in spite of that they rated the product 60 out of 100. Finian wrote in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi on Amazon two years ago “It takes good quality photos and video” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Mrs. L. Crawford said “Excellent quality”.

Good Connectivity

Several customers considered that it was wifi compatible. Knightknight mentioned “The wifi is great and works really well” in their review.

Good Support

Some Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owners considered that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Stephen Spiers wrote “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Jon Pearson wrote on Amazon “Yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures” but in spite of that he gave the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi a score of 40 out of 100.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was good structurally.

Good Brand

Compact cameras manufactured by Ricoh have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Ricoh also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Battery Life

One Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi owner who purchased this digital camera said that it was quick to charge.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi which do not have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year are not waterproof.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months, the WG-30 Wi-Fi supports wi-Fi.

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Very Light

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is quite light (only 172 grams) compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras. The weights of new comparable spec cameras range from 170g to 1.1kg, and the average weight is 410g.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year range from 0.01m to 0.2m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec cameras.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Ricoh camera.

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Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this camera. The flash modess Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this Ricoh camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on compact cameras that have been on the market 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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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most recently released similar spec digital cameras do not support Full HD video. The WG-30 Wi-Fi is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other new cameras, the WG-30 Wi-Fi does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other recently released cameras, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The WG-30 Wi-Fi does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras also do not support video capability.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec cameras that came out in the last year range from 2.3" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras.

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Very Low Megapixel

New compact cameras have megapixels of between 16MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP. The WG-30 Wi-Fi has one of the lower megapixels (only 16 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year. Most newly released digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 2048 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. Across all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6000 x 4000.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.04s to 60s.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is a nine auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst cameras of this age. Across all the new compact cameras the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 6,400) compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras. New compact cameras have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 800 and 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 17,000.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the recently released cameras the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 24mm to 28mm.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has one of the largest minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 3.5.

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

Released Twelve Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for twelve months.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many latest 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 Digital Zoom

At 7.2 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(2)
4 November 2015

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-fi is a ?tough? camera, which is waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof and crushproof. It features a 16 million pixel, back-illuminated 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, and has a number... Read more…

Waterproof to 12m
Shock and dropproof
Impressive macro mode
6 LEDs for macro shooting
HDR mode built in
Doesn't feature a panoramic mode
Optical zoom not available during video recording
Red LED light flashes every time you take a photo
Tripod socket position
Noise in images
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 pen474
Barcodes 00027075287495, 00027075287648, 04549212287633

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