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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi
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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

16MP 5x CMOS Oct 2014
Megapixel 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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Expert Reviews Are Average

Camera expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 70%.

Average Owner Reviews

WG-30 owners on average rated this camera 74 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera 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 on Amazon “Has a good image quality”. Stephen Spiers mentioned in his review on Amazon “After a bit of practice the underwater mode games amazing picture results even in slightly murky”.

One Ricoh WG-30 owner who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 said that it had a good picture resolution. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well”.

One Ricoh WG-30 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Two years ago Knightknight said “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great” in their Ricoh WG-30 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

A number of Ricoh WG-30 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ayjay wrote in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 “The other shooting modes [including the underwater mode] are easy to select - I'm no David Bailey.” and scored it 5 stars. Ayjay also mentioned “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”. Two years ago Stephen Spiers gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his Ricoh WG-30 review “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully”.

Some Ricoh WG-30 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 on Amazon in January last year “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work”. Knightknight gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Is very well built”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “HDR mode built in” in their review of this digital camera.

One Ricoh WG-30 owner reckoned that the Ricoh WG-30 was reliable. Last year Raquel Rita said on Amazon “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.” in her review of the Ricoh WG-30.

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Easy to Use

Some Ricoh WG-30 owners considered that the Ricoh WG-30 was easy to use.

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Ayjay said in their review on Amazon “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3” and rated the product as very good.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer wrote that this digital camera had a good lens. David Speedy said in his review of the Ricoh WG-30 on Amazon “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent”. One Ricoh WG-30 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita mentioned in her review “The focus is fast” .

One Ricoh WG-30 reviewer reckoned that the Ricoh WG-30 had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Stephen Spiers he said “I got some great movies of shoals of fish”.

Good Product Quality

Four Ricoh WG-30 reviewers agreed that this digital camera was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Solid construction with great picture quality” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only scored it 60 out of 100. Finian said on Amazon “It takes good quality photos and video”. Mrs. L. Crawford wrote on Amazon “Excellent quality”.

Good Connectivity

A few Ricoh WG-30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Knightknight said on Amazon two years ago “The wifi is great and works really well” in their Ricoh WG-30 review.

Good Technical Features

Two Ricoh WG-30 reviewers mentioned that the Ricoh WG-30 had good features. Jon Pearson wrote in his review of the Ricoh WG-30 on Amazon “Yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures” although he rated this digital camera 2 stars. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com two years ago “Has a number of other interesting features” and scored it 70 out of 100.

Good Support

Several customers who purchased the Ricoh WG-30 concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good structurally.

Good Battery Life

One Ricoh WG-30 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was quick to charge.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Ricoh waterproof cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Ricoh is one of the superior brands.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash 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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Waterproof

The Ricoh WG-30 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for the last year also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price], the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for the last year. Newly released cameras have digital zooms of between 2x and 7.2x.

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Very Light

The Ricoh WG-30 is one of the lighter latest similar spec digital cameras (only 172 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 the weights range from 170g to 1.4kg.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 172g cameras currently available including the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most recently released similar spec cameras. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on recently released waterproof cameras.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Ricoh WG-30 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Fluorescent white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on new cameras. The white balances "Auto", "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Ricoh camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of photo effects than most waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Ricoh camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Ricoh WG-30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most recently released digital cameras. This Ricoh digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 2048 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all new waterproof cameras.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 480 x 480.

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Features Three Flash Modess

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this camera. The flash modess Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this Ricoh digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months. 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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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many latest digital cameras.

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TFT Display

The Ricoh WG-30 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most latest waterproof cameras. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Ricoh camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most new waterproof cameras do not have a GPS (satellite). The Ricoh WG-30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price], or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Ricoh WG-30 does not support wi-Fi, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price], the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30, the Ricoh WG-30 does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price], or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30 do not support Full HD video. The Ricoh WG-30 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Ricoh WG-30 is not 3D. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the WG-30 do not support video capability. The Ricoh WG-30 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Very Low Megapixel

The Ricoh WG-30 has one of the lower megapixels (only 16 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The megapixels of new similar spec digital cameras range from 13MP to 31MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price] which has better reviews.

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Only Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Ricoh WG-30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest waterproof cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Ricoh camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Ricoh WG-30 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year have between 9 and 64 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.5s and 30s. At only 4 seconds, the Ricoh WG-30 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the WG-30. The average display resolution (numeric) of newly released waterproof cameras is 840,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,700,000 pixels.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.5) compared to most of the other new waterproof cameras. Across all the newly released waterproof cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 4.9 to 38.

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Only 300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30 take between 210 and 1,209 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Ricoh WG-30 which takes 300 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 6,400) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30. Across all the newly released similar spec digital cameras the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

Released Twelve Months Ago

Ricoh released the WG-30 twelve months ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many latest waterproof cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the WG-30 Wi-Fi[pl_2627905_price], and the WG-30 Wi-Fi[pl_2627905_price] both from Ricoh is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-30 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for the last year.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi[plb_2627905_price], the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870[plb_3339273_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_3853837_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(2)
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
27 February 2015

Ricoh satser stort på små undervandskameraer, og WG-30W er navnet på et nyt robust kamera i flokken. Det tåler slag og stød og har indbygget wi-fi, hvilket er et særsyn i genren.WG-30W... Read more…

Rugged and durable
Easy to hold and carry
Great for handheld macro and extreme macro photos
Dedicated mounting accessories available
Reliable wireless functionality
Very poor LCD screen
Mediocre image quality
No mechanical image stabilization
No optical zoom while recording videos
Overpriced

User Reviews

(22)
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 wg30w
Barcodes 00027075287198, 00027075287341

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