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48

Overall Score

Ricoh WG-4

A highly rated and 3 year old compact camera
Compact 16.79MP 4x No Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Ricoh WG-4 Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Ricoh WG-4 number 568 across all digital cameras.
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23 Reviews
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 23 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is robust, good video capture and it is easy to use.
This Ricoh digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small optical zoom
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

Ricoh WG-4 Video Reviews


How Big is the Ricoh WG-4?

The Ricoh WG-4 is 125mm wide and 64.5mm tall. It is 32mm deep and weighs 216g.

Ricoh WG-4 front dimensions

Ricoh WG-4 size in context

Ricoh WG-4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 23 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 86%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Robust

Two people who bought it said that it was good at resisting water ingress.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers agreed that the Ricoh WG-4 was good for video recording.

Ricoh Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 534 expert and owner reviews (including 148 verified purchases) for Ricoh cameras and found that on average Ricoh has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Ricoh has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 69% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners agreed that it was easy to use.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Ricoh WG-4 of 16.8MP is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Ricoh WG-4's optical zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Ricoh WG-4's minimum aperture number of 2 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Ricoh WG-4's weight of 216g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-4 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Dustproof

The Ricoh WG-4 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Features Calendar

The Ricoh WG-4 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Waterproof

The Ricoh WG-4 is waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh WG-4's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is in the shortest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only Four Aspherical Lenses

The Ricoh WG-4 is a four aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Ricoh WG-4 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the Ricoh WG-4 of 14m is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB. The Ricoh WG-4's internal memory of 70MB is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Ricoh WG-4 of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Ricoh WG-4 has an electronic compass. 98% of digital cameras do not have an electronic compass.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Ricoh WG-4's digital zoom of 7.2x is in the biggest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Ricoh WG-4 has a shock resistant, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a shock resistant.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3072 x 2304|3072 x 1728|2592 x 1944|2592 x 1464|2048 x 1536|1920 x 1080|1024 x 768|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Ricoh WG-4 of 18.5 is in the largest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Slow Start-Up Time

The Ricoh WG-4's start-up time of 1,800ms is in the slowest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the start-up times range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 740ms.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Ricoh WG-4 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Ricoh WG-4's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Ricoh WG-4 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Ricoh WG-4 supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Ricoh released the WG-4 in October 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ricoh ricohwg4limeyellow

Barcodes:

00027075230101, 00027075275324, 00027075275430, 00027075275522, 00027075275546, 00027075275645, 00027075275669, 00027075275676, 00027075275768, 05054230628904, 05054230865538, 05054230865545, 05054230902486, 05269692855823

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Ricoh WG-4

User reviews are a bit better
20% bigger optical zoom
Five aspherical lenses
12.8 smaller maximum aperture number

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