Ricoh WG-80

Ricoh WG-80 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.70" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 193g - 123 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed May 2022
  • Older Model is Ricoh WG-70
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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.

Ricoh launched this camera in an effort to upgrade the older Ricoh WG-70 (Read Full Comparison)

The WG-80 ranks at #23 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and all round #687 out of 1465 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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Here is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Ricoh WG-80 family

The Ricoh WG-80 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Ricoh-WG-80 front thumbnailRicoh WG-8028-140mm
Ricoh-WG-70 front thumbnailRicoh WG-70
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Ricoh-WG-6 front thumbnailRicoh WG-6
WG-80 vs WG-6
Ricoh-WG-50 front thumbnailRicoh WG-50
WG-80 vs WG-50
Ricoh-WG-5-GPS front thumbnailRicoh WG-5 GPS
WG-80 vs WG-5 GPS
Ricoh-WG-30W front thumbnailRicoh WG-30W
WG-80 vs WG-30W
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Ricoh-WG-30 front thumbnailRicoh WG-30
WG-80 vs WG-30
Ricoh-WG-M1 front thumbnailRicoh WG-M1
WG-80 vs WG-M1
Ricoh-WG-4-GPS front thumbnailRicoh WG-4 GPS
WG-80 vs WG-4 GPS
Ricoh-WG-4 front thumbnailRicoh WG-4
WG-80 vs WG-4
Ricoh-WG-20 front thumbnailRicoh WG-20
WG-80 vs WG-20
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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.

comes with HDMI port
decently wide (28mm)
flash built-in
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has face detect focus
has manual focus
has tracking focus
in built zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have mic port
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW format
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
lack of manual mode
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
no aperture priority mode
no shutter priority mode
screen is small (2.70 inches)
sluggish at full zoom (f5.5)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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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.

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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.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

Photography Glossary

Listed below is a pic of the Ricoh WG-80 beside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.

Ricoh WG-80 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the WG-80.

Ricoh WG-80 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Underneath is a list of Waterproof cameras which have the highest battery life:

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 43 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.

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you can focus manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

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.

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environment sealing
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format

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.

Photography Glossary
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

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 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a good option to take on your vacations.

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weather proof
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)

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 44 for a landscape camera is not really suitable compared to its competition.

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you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.70")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

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.

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decently wide (28mm)
comes with face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
does not have external mic jack

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.

The line chart listed below provides you a summary of the WG-80 vs it's top ranking competitors suggested previously.

Here are a few more cameras you might check out as alternatives. To see a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Ricoh WG-80
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.70 inches
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
5.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings
On, off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
193 grams (0.43 pounds)
123 x 62 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
Battery life
300 shots
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, remote)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots
Retail pricing