Ricoh WG-4 GPS overview
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is Ricoh's Waterproof camera initially revealed on February of 2014. It has a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WG-4 GPS places at #17 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & all round #606 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS family
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can find all previous and more recent models as well as important specifications.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Gallery
You can see the WG-4 GPS from several angles in the gallery below.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS based on factors that are normally viewed as essential in a camera.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Sensor details
The spec of the sensor in the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and has a native ISO range of 125 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The image below shows the WG-4 GPS's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The WG-4 GPS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS dimensions
Ricoh WG-4 GPS weighs around 0.52 pounds (235 grams / 8.29 oz) & has exterior measurements of 124mm x 64mm x 33mm (4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Waterproof camera is 196 grams so the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is more heavy when compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a photo of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS alongside a softdrink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button design on the WG-4 GPS.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Lens specs
The WG-4 GPS features a built-in lens providing a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not amazing nevertheless it might be valuable in some cases.
At the widest 25mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.0 making it good for low light conditions and capturing good bokeh. It is going to also enable you to choose a much lower ISO to produce crisper photographs. At the tele end, 100mm comes at f4.9 making it very sluggish and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Connectivity
The WG-4 GPS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and at times alter camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Video specs
The maximum video resolution in the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance between quality vs file sizes but FULL HD will not give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you get no control over the sound. It is probably best to purchase a different camera should you need better sound for your video clips.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Weather Sealing
Ricoh WG-4 GPS has got environment sealing which makes it a excellent selection for use during tough places. This is particularly handy if you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Display and Viewfinder
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specifications for Ricoh WG-4 GPS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy during bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Shutter specs
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is able to shoot continuously at 2.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Ricoh WG-4 GPS has only integrated flash without external flash ability.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Autofocusing specs
Ricoh WG-4 GPS has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & accurate when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it handy for taking photos of people.
It has 9 focus points to select from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Ricoh WG-4 GPS can use manual focusing in case it is required during low light scenarios or you require more accurate focusing control.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Battery life
The battery (D-LI92) for the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is designed to last for 240 shutters as per the CIPA benchmarks making it lesser compared to it's rivals. The general Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 features the highest possible (380) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS for varying kinds of photography
The following bar chart shows a overview of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS for varying kinds of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Portrait photography features
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a score of 41 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the option to work with off-camera flash.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Street photography information
Having a very good points tally of 61, the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a good fit for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography points total of 45 suggests the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is just not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have fantastic focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Travel photography information
Size is very critical in picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Ricoh WG-4 GPS gets a very good 72 for a travel camera which makes it a good pick to take on your holidays.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Landscape photography info
When you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Ricoh WG-4 GPS at it's modest rating of 54 for a landscape camera is somewhat suited among it's competitors.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible rating of 36.
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the WG-4 GPS, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Waterproof.
The chart listed below gives you a bird's eye view of the WG-4 GPS compared to it's highest scored rivals listed above.
Following are additional cameras you might check out as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.