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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
32 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 71% based on two expert reviews from sites including pentaxforums.com and digitalfoto.dk.

Owner Reviews Are Average

WG-30 Wi-Fi owners on average rated this camera 68 out of 100. 20% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Ricoh Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Whilst Ricoh is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, Ricoh has unexceptional ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range. 20% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

This Ricoh digital camera was released in January 2016.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (£60.99), the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99), or the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the Stylus Tough TG-870, and the Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) both from Olympus or the Fujifilm XP90 (£127.97) are also worth considering.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera range from 2.7" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released one year ago.

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69).

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09) (3" and higher rated), the Fujifilm XP90 (£127.97) (3" and higher rated), or the Leica X-U Typ 113 (3" and higher rated).

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera range from 2x to 7.2x, and the average digital zoom is 4.6x. When compared to other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera, the digital zoom of the WG-30 Wi-Fi of 7.2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

We compared all the other 7.2x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69) is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a pretty standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99), the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.5) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of waterproof cameras that were released one year ago is 5.5, the smallest is 8, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is one of the lighter digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera (only 172 grams) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 160g to 820g, and the average weight is 340g.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 172g cameras and we think the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a battery charger included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a battery charger included.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Histogram

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features voice recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Design

Waterproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof, as are most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other waterproof cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 80D, the Leica X-U Typ 113, and the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 are also worth considering.

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Rugged and Durable

Two customers considered that this digital camera was strong and durable. Website Pentaxforums.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Rugged and durable”. Cotswold Willie said on expert review site Amazon “A robust camera that meets everything”.

Two people who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi agreed that it was reliable. Website Pentaxforums.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Reliable wireless functionality”. In April last year Raquel Rita said on expert review site Amazon “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.”.

Two owners agreed that this digital camera was well made. Knightknight said on expert review site Amazon “Used it in the rain loads and it takes lovely photos and is very well built” in their review of this digital camera.

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Dustproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is dustproof, as are most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Good Product Quality

Four owners who bought it said that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Solid construction with great picture quality” but in spite of that they rated it 60 out of 100. Finian scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review “It takes good quality photos and video”. Mrs. L. Crawford rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Excellent quality”.


Picture Quality

Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456, 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 640 x 480. The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

Alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (£273.09), or the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (£191.69) which both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Leica X-U Typ 113 (16.2MP and higher rated), the Fujifilm XP90 (£127.97) (16.4MP and higher rated), or the Polaroid iE090 (£52.99) (18MP and higher rated).

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Good Zoom

Two customers considered that it had a good zoom. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Great for Handheld Macro and Extreme Macro Photos

Seven customers who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago website Pentaxforums.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great for handheld macro and extreme macro photos”. Hbutz wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The images look clear and sharp” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Stephen Spiers mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon two years ago “After a bit of practice the underwater mode games amazing picture results even in slightly murky”.

Two people who bought the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi considered that it had a good picture resolution. Broad Channel mentioned “This including interval shooting, which is fantastic for two types of vistas my father enjoys shooting”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30red, ricoh wg30w
Barcodes 00027075287358, 00027075287495, 00027075287501, 00027075287648, 04549212287633

Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Review Sources

To prepare this Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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