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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

$530.19
$269.99 $260.20 cheaper than 41 days ago
Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Does not have a good battery life
Very poor LCD screen
32 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 71 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including pentaxforums.com and digitalfoto.dk.

Good Brand

We checked 491 expert and user reviews (including 31 verified purchases) for Ricoh digital cameras and found that on average Ricoh has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 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.

Average User Reviews

Based on 53 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 68%. 20% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a battery charger included.

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Picture Quality

Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768 and 640 x 480. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3". The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.

If this Ricoh camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (3"), the Fujifilm XP90 ($134.96) (3"), or the Leica X-U Typ 113 ($3,295) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Three customers who purchased the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Short Battery Life”. David Speedy mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The fail-safe locking of the battery door is weak”.


Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Features Calendar

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi features calendar, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Support

Good Support

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Stephen Spiers mentioned “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully”.


Design

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Three years ago Broad Channel said in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi “I paired this with B&H's Deluxe Accessory Kit, which included a floating wrist strap”.

Waterproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon 7D Mark II, the Leica X-U Typ 113 ($3,295), or the Polaroid iE090 ($60).

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Dustproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Good Product Quality

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Solid construction with great picture quality” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs. L. Crawford gave it a rating of 9 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Excellent quality”. Last year Raquel Rita mentioned on Amazon “The camera is light and has a good image quality” in her review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.

Easy to Use Menu System

Four customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Broad Channel mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fujifilm fit the criteria I was looking for (ease of use, Wifi connectivity)”.

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Pentaxforums.com wrote “Easy to use menu system” in their review of this digital camera but even so they rated it 17.66 out of 100. Ayjay said “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pentaxforums.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Easy to hold and carry” yet they scored it 17.66 out of 100.

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Rugged and Durable

Six owners who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable. Pentaxforums.com said “Rugged and durable” in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi. Pentaxforums.com also mentioned “The Ricoh WG-30w is a rugged, waterproof, coldproof” in their review. Two years ago Pictaker wrote “The rear LCD screen is extremely delicate and protrudes from the back of the camera, so Ricoh's claim of it being a rugged camera is a joke”.

Five people who purchased the product agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Broad Channel mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Has several built-in automated settings, including underwater photography and underwater videography, which was not explicitly included or set in some of the other cameras in this class”. Two years ago Ayjay gave it a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “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” in their review.

Three owners agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer said “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work”. Knightknight said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Used it in the rain loads and it takes lovely photos and is very well built”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Pentaxforums.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Reliable wireless functionality”. Raquel Rita said on Amazon “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.” in her review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 6 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Knightknight mentioned two years ago “When it broke because it wasn't really water proof become a massive problem for me! I really looked after it because it cost £200” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the WG-30 Wi-Fi of 7.2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 7.2x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 7.2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 ($279.98), the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi, or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, the Canon PowerShot D30 ($279.98), or the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi which has better reviews.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Stylus Tough TG-870 ($269.99), or the Stylus Tough TG-860 both from Olympus or the Fujifilm XP90 ($134.96).

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Two customers who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Compact”. Three years ago expert website Pentaxforums.com rated this digital camera 6 stars and wrote “Shockproof digital camera launched by Ricoh Imaging in late 2014; as part of the WG series, this compact has been designed specifically for the active outdoorsman” in their Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good structurally.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Ayjay rated the product 7 stars and mentioned “I know that bulky camera designs make for shaky hands, which in turn means blurry pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 172 grams, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 172g cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi had good features. Jon Pearson wrote on Amazon “I have had the WG-3 version which preceded this model for 2 years and yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures”.


Good Flash

One person considered that the product had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. Stephen Spiers he mentioned “Underwater movie mode was also great and I got some great movies of shoals of fish” in his review of this digital camera. Finian said “It takes good quality photos and video” in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.

Good Zoom

Two people concluded that the product had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great Zoom” but even so they scored it 15.2 out of 100.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Pictaker said in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi two years ago “I love that the lens is recessed and well protected from abuse.” . David Speedy wrote on Amazon “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The focus is fast”.

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Great for Handheld Macro and Extreme Macro Photos

Eleven owners wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Pentaxforums.com said “Great for handheld macro and extreme macro photos” in their review of this digital camera yet they only rated it 17.66 out of 100. Pictaker said in their Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi review “The photos are less sharp than those I took with a 14 megapixel, 5 year old Nikon point”. Hbutz wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The images look clear and sharp” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Broad Channel mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This including interval shooting, which is fantastic for two types of vistas my father enjoys shooting”. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well”.

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light”. Knightknight wrote “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

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Very Poor LCD Screen

Two owners who bought it agreed that it did not have a good screen. Pentaxforums.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very poor LCD screen” . Last year Raquel Rita wrote “It had no reason to break like that, I guess the screen part is too fragile, also the glass used on the screen gets scratched very easily”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Ricoh digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30wcarbongray, ricoh wg30red
Barcodes 00027075287358, 00027075287495, 00027075287501, 00027075287648, 04549212287633

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