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Ricoh WG-4 Digital Camera

$490.20
$349.00 $141.20 cheaper than 28 days ago
Compact Camera 16.79MP 4x CMOS Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good owner reviews
Robust
Poor support
11 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

WG-4 owners on average rated this digital camera 86 out of 100. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Ricoh Has Good Camera Reviews

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


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Ricoh WG-4 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh WG-4 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Ricoh released the WG-4.


Battery

Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Ricoh WG-4 is a digital camera that takes 240 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Support

Poor Support

One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Paul Dowthwaite said on Amazon “Only disappointment was lack of any basic instructions in English (the ones supplied were French)Re”.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Ricoh WG-4 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Ricoh digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-4 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera also have still image resolution(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 digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Ricoh WG-4 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Ricoh WG-4 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Ricoh WG-4 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Ricoh WG-4 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Design

Robust

Four owners who purchased the Ricoh WG-4 thought it was good at resisting water ingress. A C Williams mentioned in their review of the Ricoh WG-4 “It works fine underwater, no leaks at all”. Amazon Customer said two years ago “This camera was simply not waterproof, though it is advertised specifically as such”. Andrew Duncan Sharp said on Amazon “The camera when working is great and waterproof functioning appears to be spot on” in his Ricoh WG-4 review and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Three years ago A C Williams wrote on Amazon “A robust and handy little camera” in their Ricoh WG-4 review. Andrew Price mentioned “I chose this one over some others due to it stating it was a sturdy unit which can take a bashing”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was well made. Paul Dowthwaite mentioned “A pleasing solid feel and so far reliable for use underwater”.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Ricoh WG-4 has a shock resistant. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a shock resistant.

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Easy to Use

Two people who purchased the Ricoh WG-4 concluded that it was easy to use. Andrew Price said “Simply did not need to use on this holiday” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Waterproof

The Ricoh WG-4 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera have waterproof (up to) of between 3m and 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m. With a waterproof up to of 14 meters, the Ricoh WG-4 has a quite high waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If this camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (15m) which also has a higher rating.

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Dustproof

The Ricoh WG-4 is dustproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also are dustproof.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Ricoh WG-4 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Ricoh WG-4 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Ricoh WG-4 has a custom colour. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a custom colour.

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Features Calendar

The Ricoh WG-4 features calendar. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also feature calendar.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Ricoh WG-4 does not have a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera which have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Nikon AW130, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 5.7x. At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-4 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera that we have checked the maximum aperture number of, the Ricoh WG-4's maximum aperture number of 18.5 is one of the smallest. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 5.7.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera is 4.5mm, the longest is 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 25 millimeters, the Ricoh WG-4 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2, the Ricoh WG-4 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1 to 8.5.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Ricoh WG-4 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 7.1x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Polaroid IF045 ($44.64) (5x).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh WG-4 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4mm to 200mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-4 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Ricoh WG-4 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Ricoh WG-4 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Andrew Price mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Nice 'mode' features - mainly used 'auto' which does everything for you.” and rated it 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago A C Williams scored it 7 stars and said “It's heavy, so you may want to buy wrist strap”.

Heavy

The Ricoh WG-4 is one of the heavier waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera (216 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. The weights of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 230g.

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Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. James Nelson he mentioned “Great Videos and Stills - even underwater!” in his review of this digital camera. James Nelson also mentioned “Shoots great video” in his review.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Ricoh WG-4 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon AW130, and the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh 08550
Barcodes 00027075230101, 00027075275324, 00027075275416, 00027075275430, 00027075275522, 00027075275546, 00027075275645, 00027075275669, 00027075275768, 04549212275340, 05054230628904, 05054230865538, 05054230865545, 05054230902486

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