Ricoh WG-70 summary
Ricoh WG-70 is Ricoh's Waterproof camera originally launched on February of 2020. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WG-70 is positioned #13 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over-all #593 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal requirements.
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Ricoh WG-70 family
The Ricoh WG-70 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can find all earlier and new models along with key specs.
Ricoh WG-70 Gallery
You can check the WG-70 from various angles in the gallery below.
Ricoh WG-70 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Ricoh WG-70 based on criterias which are generally regarded as useful in a camera.
Ricoh WG-70 Sensor specifications
The size of the sensor in the Ricoh WG-70 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Digital). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 125 - 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the WG-70's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The WG-70 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Ricoh WG-70 dimensions
Ricoh WG-70 weighs around 0.43 lbs (193g or 6.81 oz) & the volume of the camera is 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 196g so the Ricoh WG-70 is similar when compared with various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Underneath is a shot of the Ricoh WG-70 besides a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button layout on the WG-70.
Ricoh WG-70 Lens specifications
The WG-70 offers a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all great however it would certainly be convenient in certain circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 which is very slow and not good for low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to get good bokeh. You might also need to boost the ISO resulting in noisy files. For the tele end, 140mm comes to f5.5 which is quite slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Ricoh WG-70 Connectivity
The WG-70 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Ricoh WG-70 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Ricoh WG-70 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance between quality and file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket which means that you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get another model if you need good audio for your video clips.
Ricoh WG-70 Weather Sealing
Ricoh WG-70 comes with environment proofing which makes it a excellent selection for use during rough locations. This is particularly beneficial whenever you are not sure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Ricoh WG-70 Display and Viewfinder
The Ricoh WG-70 has got a 2.7" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specs for Ricoh WG-70 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful during sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Ricoh WG-70 Shutter specifications
The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Ricoh WG-70 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Ricoh WG-70 features only in-built flash with no external flash support.
Ricoh WG-70 Autofocus specifications
Ricoh WG-70 features just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is helpful for people photography.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to select from. It also features Tracking AF for moving things. Ricoh WG-70 features manual focus if required during low light occasions or you need more precise control on focus.
Ricoh WG-70 Battery life
The battery life for the Ricoh WG-70 is made to last for 300 clicks based on the CIPA requirements which is comparable with it's rivals. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life within this type of cameras.
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Ricoh WG-70 for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration displays a rundown of the Ricoh WG-70 for specific kinds of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Ricoh WG-70
The Ricoh WG-70 has a points total of 44 which is awful, meaning that it is just not good to use for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos and ability to utilize external lighting.
Ricoh WG-70 as a Street photography camera
Getting a very good score of 62, the Ricoh WG-70 is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Ricoh WG-70 Sports photography info
A reasonable sports photography points total of 51 indicates the Ricoh WG-70 is somewhat suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Ricoh WG-70 Travel photography info
Size is extremely critical when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Ricoh WG-70 gets a nice 72 as a travelling camera which is a good pick for your trips.
Ricoh WG-70 Landscape photography information
If you are planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Ricoh WG-70 at it's decent rating of 49 for a landscape camera is somewhat suited amongst its rivals.
Ricoh WG-70 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Ricoh WG-70 is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a awful rating of 34.
Ricoh WG-70 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the WG-70, below is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the category of Waterproof.
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Following are additional cameras you may check out as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.