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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

£191.69
Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Supports video recording
Noise in images
32 Reviews
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Noise in Images

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it was not able to produce good images. Website Photographyblog.com wrote “Red LED light flashes every time you take a photo” in their Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review. They also said “Noise in images” in their review.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera received a score of 71% from expert review website PhotographyBlog.com.

Ricoh Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 491 expert and user reviews, Ricoh has good reviews for its digital cameras. However, Ricoh has unexceptional reviews for its waterproof cameras. 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

It was January 2016 when Ricoh released the WG-30 Wi-Fi.


Video

Supports Video Recording

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the WG-30 Wi-Fi is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which 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 amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99) which has better reviews.

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Design

Waterproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other waterproof cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Dustproof

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 2x and the biggest is 7.2x.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.5, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released one year ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 5.5 to 8.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 12 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The lightest camera of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 160g , the heaviest is 820g, and the average weight is 340g. The WG-30 Wi-Fi is one of the lighter comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year (only 172 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot D30 (£179.99) (218g) which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Noise Reduction

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature voice recording.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features calendar. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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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 the 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. This digital 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. Across all digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30w
Barcodes 00027075287198, 00027075287341

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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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