Ricoh WG-80 overview
Ricoh WG-80 is Ricoh's Waterproof camera originally released on May of 2022. The camera has a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The WG-80 ranks at #19 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and all round #648 out of 1453 for cameras in our collection. You can look at our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
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Ricoh WG-80 family
The Ricoh WG-80 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list below.
Ricoh WG-80 Gallery
You can look at the WG-80 from several angles in the gallery here.
Ricoh WG-80 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of good and bad points of the Ricoh WG-80 based on criterias that are generally seen as useful in a camera.
Ricoh WG-80 Sensor specs
The measurement of the sensor in the Ricoh WG-80 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 125 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the WG-80's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The WG-80 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Ricoh WG-80 dimensions
Ricoh WG-80 is 0.43 lb (193 gr / 6.81 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 195 gr so the Ricoh WG-80 is very similar compared with other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a pic of the Ricoh WG-80 beside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the WG-80.
Ricoh WG-80 Lens details
The WG-80 houses a built in lens having a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be ideal however it might be useful in some scenarios.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.5 and that is rather sluggish and not ideal in low light circumstances and you will probably find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to up your ISO setting leading to noisy photographs. At the long end, 140mm comes with f5.5 making it fairly sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Ricoh WG-80 Connectivity
The WG-80 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send photos and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Ricoh WG-80 Video details
The highest video quality in the Ricoh WG-80 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance between quality and file size but FULL HD won't give you much room to crop. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone socket which means you have absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably best to find another camera if you require good sound in your video clips.
Ricoh WG-80 Weather Sealing
Ricoh WG-80 features weather sealing making it a very good option to use during challenging places. This is especially useful whenever you are uncertain about the conditions you may face during outdoor photography.
Ricoh WG-80 Display and Viewfinder
The Ricoh WG-80 has a 2.70 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details regarding Ricoh WG-80 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather useful during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Ricoh WG-80 Shutter details
The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Ricoh WG-80 Flash and Hot shoe details
Ricoh WG-80 has got just integrated flash without external flash ability.
Ricoh WG-80 Autofocus details
Ricoh WG-80 has got only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be valuable for portraits.
The Sensor has 9 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking AF for things on the move. Ricoh WG-80 has manual focusing if required during low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Ricoh WG-80 Battery life
The battery power (D-LI92) in the Ricoh WG-80 is fashioned to last for 300 photographs as per the CIPA standards which is comparable with its competitors. The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 comes with the highest (380) battery life within this group of cameras.
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Ricoh WG-80 for different categories of photography
The following illustration indicates a overview of the Ricoh WG-80 for different categories of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section below.
Ricoh WG-80 Portrait photography highlights
The Ricoh WG-80 receives a score of 44 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really suitable for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to work with external flash.
Street photography with Ricoh WG-80
Coming in at a moderate points total of 55, the Ricoh WG-80 is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Ricoh WG-80 Sports photography info
A subpar sports photography rating of 43 indicates the Ricoh WG-80 is not really suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have great tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Ricoh WG-80 Travel photography factors
Weight is really crucial in choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Ricoh WG-80 gets a nice 72 for a travelling camera which makes it a good option to take on your vacations.
Landscape photography with Ricoh WG-80
For anybody who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Ricoh WG-80 at it's subpar score of 45 for a landscape camera is not really suitable compared to its competition.
Ricoh WG-80 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Ricoh WG-80 is not really suitable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 31.
Ricoh WG-80 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the WG-80, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Waterproof.
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