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Ricoh WG-20

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A Venerable 14 Megapixel 5 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 14MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Ricoh WG-20 Review

We have ranked the Ricoh WG-20 number 269 across all digital cameras.

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It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 71%.

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Ricoh WG-20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 70 out of 100.

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Average User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 73 out of 100 on average.

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Good Size

Three Ricoh WG-20 owners said in their reviews that the product was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Since Ricoh acquired Pentax from Hoya, they're releasing cameras under the Ricoh name that bear an uncanny resemblance to Pentax compact cameras”. M. Hadfield wrote “The last time I owned a compact digital camera was around 12 years ago”. M. Hadfield also wrote “Nice little compact” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good structurally. Three years ago Tan Y Ddraig mentioned on Amazon “They own Pentax who make high quality lenses so how bad can it be?Pros-Simple intuitive User interface built inPlastic and metal construction seems quite sturdy” and rated the product 5 stars.

One person concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. A R Hartley said three years ago “The materials feel and look cheap, especially considering the hefty” and scored the Ricoh WG-20 6 stars.

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Ricoh Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 478 owner and expert reviews (including 54 verified purchases) for Ricoh digital cameras and found that on average Ricoh has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Ricoh has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras. 20% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Nice Design

One Ricoh WG-20 owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was good looking. Mr. C. Street mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's pretty rugged and waterproof which is the main reason I got it” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Great Technical Guidance

One Ricoh WG-20 reviewer said that the Ricoh WG-20 had good technical guidance. Mr. C. Street said in their review of this digital camera “There is manual and varying types of focus”.

Reasonably Priced

Two Ricoh WG-20 owners who reviewed the Ricoh WG-20 considered that it was expensive. Sassy mentioned “I am just not used to sticking such an expensive camera into water”.

Good Video Capture

Four Ricoh WG-20 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. A R Hartley gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “It features a 14mp camera, HD video recorder, waterproofing for around 30 feet”. A R Hartley also mentioned “Those who wish to mount a camera to a bike or something and go record some great video or take pictures in difficult enviroments” in their review.

Excellent Product Quality

Two Ricoh WG-20 reviewers considered that the Ricoh WG-20 was good quality. Mr. C. Street said in their review of the Ricoh WG-20 “The video quality is good” and scored it 7 stars. Mr. C. Street also said “The rubber seals appear to be of a better quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

Three Ricoh WG-20 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Sassy mentioned in their Ricoh WG-20 review three years ago “This is rather handy to take out with you without fear of breakage, since it has been tried” . Sassy also mentioned “Looks more practical for adventurous types who want to take their cameras on all sorts of expeditions without fear of breaking it all the time” in their review.

Robust

Five people reckoned that it was strong and durable. Mr. C. Street scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Shockproof it appears fine as well”. A R Hartley scored the product 4 stars and mentioned three years ago “A rugged, hard wearing camera”. A R Hartley also mentioned “The WG series of rugged cameras from Ricoh or Pentax as it was once called, are the company's stab at a more sporty camera lover” in their review.

Three customers said in their reviews that the Ricoh WG-20 was good at resisting water ingress. Sassy said on Amazon three years ago “The Ricoh WG20 is fully waterproof” in their review of this digital camera. M. Hadfield wrote on Amazon “Great if all you want is a waterproof point and shoot”. Mr. C. Street wrote on Amazon “As a waterproof camera it excels, I have no worries about that”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Two Ricoh WG-20 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Mr. C. Street mentioned in their Ricoh WG-20 review on Amazon “The still images are better” and gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars.

One Ricoh WG-20 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Mr. C. Street said “If you re shooting video make sure you get a fast SD card - a class 4 wont cut it” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a score of 58.514759133984 out of 100.

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Features

Supports Video Recording

The Ricoh WG-20 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh WG-20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Ricoh WG-20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 6.7 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-20 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Ricoh WG-20 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the latest waterproof cameras the display diagonals range from 2" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-20 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Average Weight

The Ricoh WG-20 has a pretty average weight (143 grams) compared to most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Ricoh WG-20 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Dustproof

The Ricoh WG-20 is dustproof, as are most of the other new cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 0.19m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Ricoh WG-20 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar age waterproof cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Ricoh WG-20 has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an HDMI

The Ricoh WG-20 has an HDMI, as do most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh WG-20 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Ricoh WG-20 has a quite big internal memory (97 megabytes) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. The average internal memory of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 80MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 700MB.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.2, the Ricoh WG-20 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The smallest maximum aperture number of recently released digital cameras is 2.7 and the largest is 45.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-20 has a higher still image resolution than most new comparable spec digital cameras. This digital camera has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 720 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 14M (4228x3216), 10M (1:1) (3216x3216), 10M (16:9) (4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9) (3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9) (2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (16:9) (1920x1080) and 1024 (1024x768) and 640 (640x480). The best still image resolution of all latest similar spec cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Supports 80, 6400 and 4 More ISO Sensitivities

The Ricoh WG-20 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Ricoh digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Ricoh WG-20 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of recently released waterproof cameras range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when this waterproof camera was released.


Value for Money

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Ricoh WG-20 Review Sources

To prepare this Ricoh WG-20 review we compared this digital camera to 100 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 303,477 product attributes, 187,632 digital camera reviews and 3,097,000 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.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075230064, 00027075274983, 00027075274990, 00027075275102, 00027075275218, 00764072462622, 00796793932245, 04042632080766, 04549212275128, 04549212275234

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