Ricoh WG-4 Review

Overall Score

51

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 64 x 33 mm, 230g.
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Ricoh WG-4 Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Ricoh WG-4 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Ricoh WG-4 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Ricoh WG-4

Sensor resolution of Ricoh WG-4 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Ricoh WG-4 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Ricoh WG-4


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Ricoh WG-4 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
4.9 Lens at Tele
Timelapse Recording
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Ricoh WG-4 has an Overall Score of 51/100 and ranked #148 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #475 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Ricoh WG-4 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
56
Value for money score
67
Portability score
95
Overall score
51
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-4


Ricoh WG-4 weighs 230g and has external dimensions of 124 x 64 x 33mm (4.88 x 2.52 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Ricoh WG-4 is 34 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Ricoh WG-4 is more by 15mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Ricoh WG-4
230g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Ricoh WG-4
33mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Ricoh WG-4 with the dimensions:

Ricoh WG-4

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight WG-4 Dimensions WG-4
Pentax WG-3 Pentax WG-3 230 g 230 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Ricoh WG-30W Ricoh WG-30W 194 g 230 g 123 x 62 x 30 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Fujifilm XP80 Fujifilm XP80 179 g 230 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Pentax Optio WG-1 Pentax WG-1 157 g 230 g 114 x 58 x 28 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Fujifilm XP70 179 g 230 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Ricoh WG-30 Ricoh WG-30 192 g 230 g 123 x 62 x 30 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 230 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Ricoh WG-50 Ricoh WG-50 193 g 230 g 123 x 62 x 30 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm

Specifications of Ricoh WG-4


General
Brand Ricoh
Model WG-4
Announced February, 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 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k 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 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.00
Flash Modes Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye, on + redeye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 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 240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 230 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 64 x 33 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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