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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Noise in images
Unacceptable noise level
32 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This waterproof camera received a rating of 71% from expert review site PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Brand

Based on 491 expert and user reviews (including 31 verified purchases), Ricoh has good ratings for its cameras. Ricoh also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands. 20% of those that bought a Ricoh camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera 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 a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Ricoh digital 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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

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Features

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had good features. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “Has a number of other interesting features” .


Audio

Noise in Images

One owner who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Noise in images” .

Has a Built-In Microphone

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in microphone, 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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Features Voice Recording

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi features noise reduction, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Noise in images” .


Design

Waterproof to 12m

One owner said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “Waterproof to 12m”. One person who bought it thought it was well made. Two years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned “HDR mode built in” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-fi is a “tough” camera, which is waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof” in their review of this digital camera.

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Waterproof

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also are waterproof.

There are a number of alternative waterproof cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 ($279.98).

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Dustproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 ($279.98).

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and type the digital zooms range from 2x to 7.2x. The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly big digital zoom (7.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.5, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The maximum aperture numbers of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 5.5 to 8, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.1.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30 ($279.98).

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 172 grams, the WG-30 Wi-Fi is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. The average weight of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 310g.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot D30 ($279.98) (218g) which also has a higher rating.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features calendar. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The WG-30 Wi-Fi features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a hand strap, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI.

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Noise in Images

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Red LED light flashes every time you take a photo”.

Optical Zoom Not Available During Video Recording

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good zoom. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Optical zoom not available during video recording” in their review of this digital camera.


Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 2.7", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 12 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 590,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). 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. Cameras of this spec and age still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Ricoh released the WG-30 Wi-Fi in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh wg30w
Barcodes 00027075287198, 00027075287341

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