Ricoh WG-6 Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3840x2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 118 x 66 x 33 mm, 246g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: WG-5 GPS

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Ricoh WG-6 Overview


First introduced in February, 2018, Ricoh WG-6 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Ricoh replaced the older Ricoh WG-5 GPS with WG-6. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Ricoh WG-6 with Ricoh WG-5 GPS


Ricoh WG-6 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-6

Sensor resolution of Ricoh WG-6 ~ 5157 x 3877 pixels.

Ricoh WG-6 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 19,993,689 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Ricoh WG-6 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Ricoh WG-70 Ricoh WG-70 2020 16MP 125 - 6400 193g 123 x 62 x 30mm
Ricoh WG-6 Ricoh WG-6 2018 20MP 125 - 6400 246g 118 x 66 x 33mm
Ricoh WG-50 Ricoh WG-50 2017 16MP 125 - 6400 193g 123 x 62 x 30mm

Proc and Cons of Ricoh WG-6


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Ricoh WG-6 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1040k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 340 shots
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
3840x2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
5.5 Lens at Tele
Timelapse Recording
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 1040 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Type Scores

Ricoh WG-6 has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #196 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #557 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Ricoh WG-6 Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
48
Value for money score
43
Portability score
94
Overall score
47
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-6


Ricoh WG-6 weighs 246g and has external dimensions of 118 x 66 x 33mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Ricoh WG-6 is 50 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Ricoh WG-6
246g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Ricoh WG-6
33mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Ricoh WG-6 with the dimensions:

Ricoh WG-6

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight WG-6 Dimensions WG-6
Olympus Tough TG-6 Olympus TG-6 253 g 246 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus TG-5 250 g 246 g 113 x 66 x 32 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Ricoh WG-5 GPS 236 g 246 g 125 x 65 x 32 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Ricoh G900 Ricoh G900 247 g 246 g 118 x 66 x 33 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 246 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Canon PowerShot G9 X Canon G9 X 209 g 246 g 98 x 58 x 31 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Nikon Coolpix W300 Nikon W300 231 g 246 g 112 x 66 x 29 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Pentax WG-3 Pentax WG-3 230 g 246 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 118 x 66 x 33 mm

Specifications of Ricoh WG-6


General
Brand Ricoh
Model WG-6
Announced February, 2018
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 1040k 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 n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.50
Flash Modes Flash on, flash off
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 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840x2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery
Battery Life 340 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 246 g
Physical Dimensions 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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