Ricoh WG-50 summary
Ricoh WG-50 is Ricoh's Waterproof digital camera initially revealed on May of 2017. The camera uses a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WG-50 ranks at #21 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #641 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Ricoh WG-50 history
The Ricoh WG-50 has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can find all older and latest models as well as key specifications.
Ricoh WG-50 Gallery
You can view the WG-50 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Ricoh WG-50 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Ricoh WG-50 based on criterias that are often considered essential in a digital camera.
Ricoh WG-50 Sensor information
The sensor specification on the Ricoh WG-50 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Digital). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 125 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the WG-50's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The WG-50 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Ricoh WG-50 dimensions
Ricoh WG-50 weighs 0.43 lbs (193 gr or 6.81 ounces) & has external proportions of 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 gr and the Ricoh WG-50 is very much the same compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a pic of the Ricoh WG-50 besides a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show you the button arrangement on the WG-50.
Ricoh WG-50 Lens information
The WG-50 offers an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not amazing nevertheless it will surely be convenient in some conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 which will be rather sluggish and not great for low light situations and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to up your ISO producing noisy photos. For the long end, 140mm comes with f5.5 making it really sluggish and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Ricoh WG-50 Connectivity
The WG-50 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer images and usually change camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Ricoh WG-50 Video information
The max video quality on the Ricoh WG-50 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance between video quality versus file size but 1080p won't leave you with any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket so you have zero control over the sound. It is probably best to order another camera if you want better sound for your videos.
Ricoh WG-50 Weather Sealing
Ricoh WG-50 provides weather proofing making it a very good choice for use during challenging climates. This can be especially useful whenever you are unsure about the conditions you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Ricoh WG-50 Screen and Viewfinder
The Ricoh WG-50 houses a 2.7" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Ricoh WG-50 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Ricoh WG-50 Shutter information
Ricoh WG-50 continuous shooting speed is 8.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Ricoh WG-50 Flash and Hot shoe information
Ricoh WG-50 comes with just built-in flash with missing external flash support.
Ricoh WG-50 Autofocusing information
Ricoh WG-50 comes with only Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and exact compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.
The AF system boasts 9 focus points to select from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Ricoh WG-50 features manual focusing if needed during low light situations or you require more precise focusing control.
Ricoh WG-50 Battery life
The battery pack (D-LI92) in the Ricoh WG-50 is fashioned to last for 300 images according to the CIPA standards making it about average when compared to it's rivals. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the maximum (380) battery life within this kind of cameras.
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Ricoh WG-50 for varying kinds of photography
The following illustration indicates a outline of the Ricoh WG-50 for varying kinds of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Ricoh WG-50 Portrait photography advice
The Ricoh WG-50 has a points tally of 42 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not suitable for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files in addition to the potential to utilize off-camera flash.
Ricoh WG-50 Street photography details
Getting a nice rating of 62, the Ricoh WG-50 is a fine option for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Ricoh WG-50
A average sports photography score of 50 means the Ricoh WG-50 is relatively adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Ricoh WG-50
Portability is pretty crucial in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Ricoh WG-50 gets a nice 71 for a travel camera which makes it a fine option to purchase for your travels.
Ricoh WG-50 Landscape photography info
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Ricoh WG-50 with it's decent score of 49 as a landscape camera is fairly suited within the current market.
Ricoh WG-50 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging should really posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Ricoh WG-50 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad score of 33.
Ricoh WG-50 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the WG-50, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Waterproof.
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