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Ricoh WG-20 Digital Camera

$399.98
Compact Camera 14MP 5x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good size
Nice design
11 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Ricoh camera rated it as 73%.

Ricoh Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 491 owner and expert reviews (including 31 verified purchases) for Ricoh digital cameras and found that on average Ricoh has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Ricoh has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras. 20% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Ricoh WG-20 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Ricoh WG-20 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Ricoh WG-20 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Ricoh camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Ricoh WG-20 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 4.2) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera range from 2.7 to 19.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-20 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the WG-3 (7.2x and higher rated), or the WG-30 ($338.99) (7.2x and higher rated) both from Pentax or the Rollei Sportsline 80 (8x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Ricoh WG-20 has a relatively average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Fujifilm FinePix XP70 ($171.49), and the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is also worth considering.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Ricoh WG-20 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. The display diagonals of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 1.8" to 3.2".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Polaroid IF045 ($44.64), the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT25, and the Nikon Coolpix S32 ($69.99) is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Stylus Tough TG-835 (3"), or the Stylus TG-3 (3") both from Olympus or the Pentax WG-3 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Ricoh WG-20 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 150,000 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 480,000 pixels.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Ricoh WG-20 has one of the bigger internal memory (97 megabytes) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 90MB.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh WG-20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Ricoh WG-20 has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

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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Average Weight

The Ricoh WG-20 has a pretty average weight (143 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm XP50 (155g).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-20 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Pentax WG-3, and the Polaroid IE090 is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh WG-20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Coleman C5WP ($76.09), or the Polaroid IE090.

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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.

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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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Ricoh WG-20 supports video recording, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Ricoh WG-20 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Ricoh camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Design

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.

Good 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.

Waterproof

The Ricoh WG-20 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also are waterproof.

Alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Coleman C5WP ($76.09), or the Polaroid IE090.

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Dustproof

The Ricoh WG-20 is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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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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Support

Good Support

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”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg20bk
Barcodes 00027075230064, 00027075274983, 00027075275102, 00027075275218, 04042632080766, 04549212275234

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