Updated 25 Oct 2017

Ricoh

WG-4 (with 4.5-18mm lens)

Snapshot: The Ricoh WG-4 (with 4.5-18mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

WG-4 (with 4.5-18mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$398

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Test results

Overall score
20
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK screen.
  • Has a fast f/2.0 lens.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.
  • Is water resistant.

But

  • Extremely poor image quality.
  • Just OK video quality.
  • Poor flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$398
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
n/a

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
16
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
ISO range
125 - 6400
Optical zoom
4
Aperture range
2.0 - 4.9
Zoom range
27 - 105
Shutter range
1/4000 - 0
Dimensions (cm)
130 x 32 x 64
Weight (g)
248
Depth (mm)
32
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
Yes
RAW support
×
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
×
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
2.9
Monitor pixels
460,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes

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