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Ricoh WG-4 GPS Digital Camera

$300.00
Compact Camera 16.79MP 4x CMOS Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
32 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Ricoh camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, digitallife.se and pentaxforums.com this digital camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 48 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 81 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Ricoh Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 491 expert and user reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Ricoh has good ratings for its cameras. Ricoh also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The WG-4 GPS features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The WG-4 GPS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 460,000 pixels, the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 890,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the WG-4 GPS has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSCHX300 ($540.86), the Canon G15, and the Casio EX-ZR800 is also worth considering.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the WG-4 GPS is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. The WG-4 GPS has a fairly small maximum aperture number (18.5) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Four Aspheric Elements

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a four aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have between one and eight aspheric elements.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a fairly typical digital zoom (7.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the WG-4 GPS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X20 which has better reviews.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and type. In addition, this camera 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 1024 x 768 and 640 x 480.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The WG-4 GPS has an HDMI. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a hand strap, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The WG-4 GPS has a batteries included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The WG-4 GPS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7800 ($676.84), the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($439.99), and the Fujifilm X100 ($899.99) is also worth considering.

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Design

Easy to Use

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Soo Broo wrote in her review of this digital camera “The menu system is easy to use”. Three years ago Ayjay wrote in their review of this digital camera “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-4”. Helpless said in their review of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS on Amazon “Not when using slow motion settings” and scored the product 7 stars.

Four people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Soo Broo mentioned on Amazon “The screen is a really decent size - as someone who never takes their glasses or wears their contact lenses, this is important - and it's dead easy to use”. Soo Broo also mentioned “I wanted something I could have handy in my pocket.” in her review. Ayjay gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Plus the shape and texture of the outer casing is easy to get a good grip on - even under water!Fortunately the Pentax WG-4 is very easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Image Quality

Five people concluded that this digital camera was good quality. Pentaxforums.com mentioned in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review “Good image quality” but they only gave the product a rating of 18.62 out of 100. Three years ago W. Rodick mentioned “It was not until I transferred its pictures to computer that I realised this camera's best quality” in their review of this digital camera. Ellyblue said in their review of this digital camera also three years ago “As with the previous model, photo quality is pretty good, sharp well exposed images”.

Has a Shock Resistant

The WG-4 GPS has a shock resistant. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a shock resistant.

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Rugged and Waterproof

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Pentaxforums.com said in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review “Rugged and waterproof” but even so they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Ephotozine.com scored the product 4 stars and said on Ephotozine “The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a tough looking, action orientated waterproof digital camera, with a provided carabiner strap making it easy to strap onto your trousers or bag”. Photographyblog.com wrote in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review on PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “There's no doubt that the Ricoh WG-4 makes a very good rugged camera” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The latest model is waterproof down to 14m” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Soo Broo said on Amazon “The fact that it's shockproof, waterproof and coldproof is useful when out on the hills” in her Ricoh WG-4 GPS review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Ellyblue wrote “Another good waterproof camera from Ricoh (previously Pentax branded”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. W. Rodick mentioned “And remember this Ricoh is built for underwater” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Ellyblue mentioned in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review “It's built with a rugged robustness which suggests that it will cope well with the great outdoors, come rain (because it's waterproof) or shine”.

One owner who bought this digital camera thought it was sealed. Ellyblue wrote in their review of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS “Is all sealed in” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Waterproof

The WG-4 GPS is waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera are not waterproof.

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Dustproof

The WG-4 GPS is dustproof. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also are dustproof.

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Easytocarry, Outdoorfriendly Design, Carabiner Strap

Five owners said that this digital camera was good looking. Three years ago Ellyblue gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “It is pretty similar to the Pentax WG-3”. Ellyblue also wrote “Shutter lag drives me crazy!) The HD video looks pretty good too” in their review.

Two people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Pentaxforums.com mentioned “Easytocarry, outdoorfriendly design, carabiner strap” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Helpless said “The design was far from simple” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was neat. Doccox wrote on Amazon three years ago “This really is a neat little unit with extensive features” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 8 stars.

One person who purchased the Ricoh WG-4 GPS said that it had a good case.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Custom Colour

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a custom colour, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The WG-4 GPS features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The WG-4 GPS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The WG-4 GPS features calendar. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature calendar.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Vijay said “The camera is very good!The camera pack that I received had battery charger pins suitable for European region” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was quick to charge.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Imago said in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review “The TG-860, meanwhile, has an excellent flip up screen that is a real boon” . Three years ago Helpless mentioned in their review of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS “The screen is easy to read in sunlight” and scored the product 7 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Eleven owners who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Pentaxforums.com wrote “Photographers who enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, diving, hiking, climbing, camping”. W. Rodick said “Stunning pictures”. Soo Broo said on Amazon “The quality of the photos is really good too”.

One owner thought this digital camera was good in low light. Jim9006 wrote “The ordinary photos have been good even in low light”.

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Wideangle Lens

Three people who reviewed the Ricoh WG-4 GPS thought it had a good lens. Pentaxforums.com said “Wideangle lens” but they only rated this digital camera 1 stars. Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras of a similar age and spec to it. 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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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people who reviewed it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Soo Broo gave the product a rating of 8 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera “I like the chunky strap and the karabiner which is sturdy”. Ayjay wrote on Amazon “I know [from using my first digital camera] that bulky camera designs make for shaky hands, which in turn means blurry pictures” in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review. Imago said on Amazon “Firstly they have become steadily bigger and heavier over the years; which undermines the main reason I use them - compactness”.

Two people mentioned that the product was compact. Soo Broo said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It looks pretty rugged and it's nicely compact”. Helpless said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The function buttons on the back are the usual basic layout that you would find on most compact cameras”.

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Very Light

The WG-4 GPS is one of the lighter cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera (only 216 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have weights of between 180g and 740g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X20 (333g), the Sony RX100 III ($699.99) (263g), or the Casio EX-ZR800 (182g) which is also higher rated.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners considered that the Ricoh WG-4 GPS had good features. Mattchandler@hotmail.com mentioned “Takes great photos and is packed with user friendly features”.


Support

Good Support

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Doccox said “Whilst there is a speed priority mode ( Tv) there is no apparent Aperture priority mode for controlling depth of field although there appears to be a fully manual mode” in their Ricoh WG-4 GPS review and gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars. Doccox also wrote “The Quick start guide was present” in their review.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075275522, 04549212275340

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