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Overall Score

Ricoh WG-4 GPS

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning compact camera with average features
Compact 16.79MP 4x No Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Ricoh WG-4 GPS Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Ricoh WG-4 GPS number 680 across all digital cameras.
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59 Reviews + 1 Award
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 59 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Ricoh digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is easy to use and good screen / viewfinder.
The WG-4 GPS 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)
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Good
55
Mediocre
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Average

How Big is the Ricoh WG-4 GPS?

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

Ricoh WG-4 GPS front dimensions

Ricoh WG-4 GPS size in context

Ricoh WG-4 GPS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Website PhotographyBlog.com recommend this Ricoh camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Ricoh digital camera is 71 out of 100 based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, digitallife.se and pentaxforums.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this camera is 81% based on 48 owner reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six people wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners said that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

  • The screen is a really decent size - as someone who never takes their glasses or wears their contact lenses, this is important -…
  • The screen is easy to read in sunlight…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom.

  • The menu system is easy to use and it has a decent zoom…
  • As with the previous model, photo quality is pretty good, sharp well exposed images and a responsive zoom…

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers reckoned that it was compact.

Ricoh Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report it is Robust

Two owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress and two people wrote in their reviews that the Ricoh WG-4 GPS was strong and durable.

Users Report Nice Design

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Ricoh WG-4 GPS was good looking.


Features

Average Megapixels

The WG-4 GPS's sensor megapixels of 16.8MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The WG-4 GPS's optical zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 19% of all 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 cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the WG-4 GPS of 2 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The WG-4 GPS has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The WG-4 GPS features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is in the shortest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only Four Aspherical Lenses

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

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Features Calendar

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS features calendar, unlike 86% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Waterproof Up to

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

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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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Average Image Sensor Size

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS's image sensor size 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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Supports Custom Colours

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

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the WG-4 GPS of 7.2x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Dustproof

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

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The WG-4 GPS's maximum aperture number of 18.5 is in the largest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

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

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Fairly Slow Start-Up Time

The start-up time of the WG-4 GPS of 1,800ms is fairly slow compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the start-up times range from 1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 740ms.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

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

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Waterproof

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many 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 GPS in September 2014.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075275430, 00027075275522, 04549212275340

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