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Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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16.79 Megapixel 4 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 16.79MP 4x No Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS Review

We have ranked the Ricoh WG-4 GPS number 367 across all digital cameras.

Why Has it Scored This?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this waterproof camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 71% based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, digitallife.se and pentaxforums.com.

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User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this camera on average 81%. 8 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed the Ricoh WG-4 GPS reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people agreed that it had a good screen.

  • The screen is a really decent size - as someone who never takes their glasses or wears their contact lenses, this is important -…
  • The screen is easy to read in sunlight…

Good Quality Lens

Two people who bought the product agreed that it had a good zoom.

  • The menu system is easy to use and it has a decent zoom…
  • As with the previous model, photo quality is pretty good, sharp well exposed images and a responsive zoom…

Good Size

Two owners mentioned that the product was compact.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 478 expert and owner reviews (including 54 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.

Fairly Priced

Two people reckoned that the product was good value for money.

Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Ricoh WG-4 GPS was strong and durable and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress.

Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed the Ricoh WG-4 GPS reckoned that it was good looking.


Features

Has a Shock Resistant

The WG-4 GPS has a shock resistant, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports Video Recording

The WG-4 GPS supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The WG-4 GPS has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The WG-4 GPS has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 7.2 times zoom factor, the WG-4 GPS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Heavy

The average weight of recently released comparable spec cameras is 270g. With a weight of 216 grams, the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is one of the heavier similar age waterproof cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the WG-4 GPS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The WG-4 GPS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Custom Colours

The WG-4 GPS supports custom colours. Most of the other new similar spec cameras also support custom colours.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The WG-4 GPS has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Dustproof

The WG-4 GPS is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Calendar

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The WG-4 GPS features brightness adjustment. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a batteries included. Most of the other new similar spec digital cameras also have a batteries included.

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Features Voice Recording

The WG-4 GPS features voice recording, as do most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Hand Strap

The WG-4 GPS has a hand strap. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also have a hand strap.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Ricoh digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar age waterproof cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This 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 waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The WG-4 GPS has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (18.5) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 2.7, the largest is 45, and the average maximum aperture number is 8.1.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of recently released waterproof cameras is 130mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.7mm to 350mm. The WG-4 GPS has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Supports 25, 125 and 12 More ISO Sensitivities

The WG-4 GPS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Ricoh camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the WG-4 GPS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by new digital cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on latest cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of latest similar spec cameras is 4.7mm, the longest is 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 25 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this 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 waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the WG-4 GPS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 1 and the largest is 8.5.

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Only Four Aspherical Lenses

The WG-4 GPS is a four aspherical lens digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Ricoh camera was released in September 2014.


Ricoh WG-4 GPS Review Sources

To prepare this Ricoh WG-4 GPS review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,496 product attributes, 187,205 digital camera reviews and 2,964,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075275522, 04549212275340

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