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Ricoh WG30W Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2016
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Achieves High Image Quality Even When Shooting Underwater, Night Scenes, And Landscape Inside the compact body of the WG-30 are a five-times optical zoom lens with an approx. 28mm wide-angle... More
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31 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This waterproof camera received a rating of 70% from camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com.

Average User Reviews

People who bought this waterproof camera rated this digital camera 74% on average.

Robust

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

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Knightknight wrote in their review “Is very well built”. Photographyblog.com mentioned “HDR mode built in” . One Ricoh WG-30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. In November Raquel Rita said “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Ricoh WG-30 owners considered that it was able to produce good images. Ayjay said in their review of this digital camera 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 mentioned “Has a good image quality” in her Ricoh WG-30 review.

One customer who bought the Ricoh WG-30 considered that it had a good picture resolution. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well” in their Ricoh WG-30 review nonetheless they only rated this digital camera 3 stars.

One Ricoh WG-30 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Last year Knightknight said “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great”.

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Easy to Use

Several people said that it was easy to use. One Ricoh WG-30 reviewer said that the product was easy to use the menus. Ayjay mentioned on Amazon “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3” and gave it a very good review.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the Ricoh WG-30 reckoned that it had a good lens. David Speedy said “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent” in his review of the Ricoh WG-30. One person thought it had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon this year “The focus is fast”.

One Ricoh WG-30 owner who bought it considered that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. In November last year Stephen Spiers wrote on Amazon “I got some great movies of shoals of fish” in his Ricoh WG-30 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several people who bought it considered that it was good quality. In November Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Solid construction with great picture quality” however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars. Finian wrote in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 “It takes good quality photos and video”. Last year Mrs. L. Crawford gave the Ricoh WG-30 a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Excellent quality”.

Good Connectivity

A few Ricoh WG-30 owners concluded that the Ricoh WG-30 was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote in their review this month “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work”. Knightknight said on Amazon “The wifi is great and works really well”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Ricoh WG-30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Jon Pearson mentioned in his Ricoh WG-30 review on Amazon “Yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures”. Last year expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Has a number of other interesting features” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Stephen Spiers he mentioned “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully” in his review of the Ricoh WG-30.

Good Size

One Ricoh WG-30 owner who purchased the product thought it was good structurally.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Ricoh cameras and also specifically for Ricoh waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Ricoh had good reviews.

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Good Battery Life

One Ricoh WG-30 owner considered that it was quick to charge.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Ricoh WG-30 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WG-30.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price].

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Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Ricoh WG-30 is waterproof.

Other waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30 have digital zooms of between 2x and 7.2x, and the average digital zoom is 4.6x.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec camera that has been around for the last year is 170g , the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 560g. With a weight of only 172 grams, the Ricoh WG-30 is one of the lighter digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the WG-30 amongst digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 172g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out in the last year.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of photo effects than most recently released waterproof cameras. This Ricoh digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most waterproof cameras that were released in the last year. This Ricoh camera has a Fluorescent white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on recently released similar spec cameras. The white balance modes "Auto", "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Ricoh camera.

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Water Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this camera is Crash proof|Dust resistant|Freeze resistant|Water resistant, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on latest similar spec 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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Very Short

The Ricoh WG-30 is one of the shorter recently released waterproof cameras (only 61.5 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The heights of new digital cameras range from 61mm to 170mm.

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Very Thin

Across all the waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30 the depths range from 26mm to 83mm. At only 29.6 millimeters, the Ricoh WG-30 is fairly thin compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30.

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TFT Display

The Ricoh WG-30 has a better display than most recently released waterproof cameras. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

The worst display amongst similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this camera. The flash modes Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this Ricoh camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other latest waterproof cameras, the Ricoh WG-30 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Ricoh WG-30 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the WG-30 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Ricoh WG-30 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year also do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Ricoh WG-30 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the Ricoh WG-30 does not support video recording.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30 range from 2.5" to 3.2". The Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] is also worth considering.

If this Ricoh camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 13MP, the highest is 51MP, and the average megapixel count is 21MP. The Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 16 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Ricoh WG-30 is a nine auto focus point camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the WG-30 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.5s to 30s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Ricoh WG-30 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of waterproof cameras that have been available for the last year is 100,000 pixels and the highest is 1,700,000 pixels. The Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WG-30.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the cameras that came out in the last 12 months the maximum apertures range from 4 to 38. At only 5.5, the Ricoh WG-30 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WG-30.

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Only 300 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most latest waterproof cameras take between 210 and 1,209 shots per battery charge, including the Ricoh WG-30 which takes 300 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 6,400, the Ricoh WG-30 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the WG-30 the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 52,000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh WG-30

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Ricoh released the WG-30.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider include the WG-30 Wi-Fi[pl_2627905_price], or the WG-30 Wi-Fi[pl_2627905_price] both from Ricoh which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
Freeze Resistant
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
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

User Reviews

(21)
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30, ricoh 4592, ricoh wg30w, ricoh 04606, ricoh wg30r, ricoh wg30re, ricoh wg30wf, ricoh wg30wc, ricoh wg30wfl, ricoh wg30wca, ricoh wg30red, ricoh wg30wfla, ricoh wg30wcar, ricoh wg30wflam, ricoh wg30wcarb, ricoh wg30wflame, ricoh wg30wcarbo, ricoh wg30wflameo, ricoh wg30wcarbon, ricoh wg30wflameor, ricoh wg30wcarbong, ricoh wg30wflameora, ricoh wg30wcarbongr, ricoh wg30wflameoran, ricoh wg30wcarbongra, ricoh wg30wflameorang, ricoh wg30wcarbongray, ricoh wg30wflameorange
Barcodes 00027075287198, 00027075287341, 00027075287358, 00027075287501, 00027075287655, 04549212287183, 04549212287336

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