Ricoh WG-30W Review

Overall Score

48

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Digital only Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 123 x 62 x 30 mm, 194g.
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Ricoh WG-30W Overview


First introduced in October, 2014, Ricoh WG-30W is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Proc and Cons of Ricoh WG-30W


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Ricoh WG-30W with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Digital only Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.5 Lens at Wide
194g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
Type Scores

Ricoh WG-30W has an Overall Score of 48/100 and ranked #186 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #515 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Ricoh WG-30W Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
50
Value for money score
64
Portability score
95
Overall score
48
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Ricoh WG-30W


Ricoh WG-30W weighs 194g and has external dimensions of 123 x 62 x 30mm (4.84 x 2.44 x 1.18"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Ricoh WG-30W is 2 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Ricoh WG-30W is more by 14mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Ricoh WG-30W
194g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Ricoh WG-30W
30mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Ricoh WG-30W with the dimensions:

Ricoh WG-30W

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight WG-30W Dimensions WG-30W
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 194 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Ricoh WG-5 GPS 236 g 194 g 125 x 65 x 32 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 194 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 194 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Ricoh WG-4 GPS 235 g 194 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Pentax WG-3 Pentax WG-3 230 g 194 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 194 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 194 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 123 x 62 x 30 mm

Specifications of Ricoh WG-30W


General
Brand Ricoh
Model WG-30W
Announced October, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.90
Flash Modes Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 194 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 62 x 30 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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