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Ricoh WG-4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Ricoh WG-4. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The durability and performance also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the focus and shutter, and reviews are divided on the flash.

usability, performance, durability, screen, image quality

contrast, shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh WG-4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ricoh WG-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Ricoh WG-4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and price are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Ricoh WG-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Ricoh WG-4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and portability. The image quality and durability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the focus and contrast, and comments about the flash and lens are mixed.

usability, durability, image quality, portability, performance

reliability, contrast, focus

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Ricoh WG-4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Ricoh WG-4 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas there are some negative reviews about the portability.

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portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (techradar.com)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS review

 

A toughened and waterproof compact camera that looks strangely familiar

Image quality at low sensitivities ; Wide-aperture lens ; Great build Useful features ; Well priced

Poor screen design ; High ISO noise ; No panorama mode or Wi-Fi ; Little to grip on to ; Almost identical to WG-3 GPS

Great build quality and useful features make the WG-4 GPS a capable action camera that also performs well and usually produces attractive images. However, it's little more than a rebranded Pentax WG-3 GPS.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Ricoh WG-4

 

The Ricoh WG-4 has a lens that matches that of our favorite rugged camera, but its performance isn't quite as good.

Wide aperture lens. Tough, waterproof design. Built-in macro ring light. Shutter priority shooting mode.

Noisy images. On the slow side. Lacks Wi-Fi. Doesn't include dedicated charger. GPS model costs extra.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Ricoh goes for the GoPro crowd with rugged WG-4 cameras

 

This update to one of the toughest point-and-shoots around is now ready to be mounted to your bike, helmet, or car.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS and WG-4

 

NOTE: You might recognize this series under its former PENTAX brand name. PENTAX has decided, going forward, to focus only on interchangeable lens cameras, lenses, and sport optics. Ricoh, as a brand, has been reserved for compact cameras.

Feb, 2014

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Expert review by : Jack Baker (photographyblog.com)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Review

 

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is toughened and waterproof camera to take on the likes of the Canon PowerShot D30, Nikon Coolpix AW120, Olympus Tough TG-3 and Panasonic Lumix FT5. It's a direct replacement for last year's WG-3 GPS from Pentax, now rebranded by...

There’s no doubt that the Ricoh WG-4 makes a very good rugged camera. Its toughness credentials may not be the best on paper, but in the hand the WG-4 feels like it’ll survive almost anything you could throw at it.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Review

 

The Ricoh WG-4 GPS follows on from last year's Pentax WG-3 GPS, and as will be immediately obvious, perhaps the most significant change for this year is the brandname. We've known for a long time that it was coming, as Ricoh has been very clear about...

The WG-series mounting accessories are available from February 2014. Pricing is set at US$20 for the camera holder, which is needed to use any of the other accessories, while the adhesive mount costs US$45, the handle bar mount costs US$40, and the...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS

 

Very durable, fully waterproof and dust proof. Easy to see screen. Easy to grip when wet. Easy controls. Good images for a waterproof.

Back screen is plastic or polycarbonate and scratches very easily. No lens cover. Image quality good for a waterproof compact, but not as good as some good non-waterproof compacts. Belt clip scratches the screen.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS

 

Very durable, fully waterproof and dust proof ; Easy to see screen ; Easy to grip when wet ; Easy controls ; Good images for a waterproof

Back screen is plastic or polycarbonate and scratches very easily ; No lens cover ; Image quality good for a waterproof compact, but not as good as some good non-waterproof compacts ; Belt clip scratches the screen

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect so far!

 

Yes, I said perfect! Now back to the jibberish so I can post this!!!!

Our user loves it! He has taken pictures underwater, for test only and it worked with no harm. He is in the field, outside and needed a rough duty camera, this is it...:)

Perfect on every front! They want more so here is the jibberish that must be included so the review meets code.....:(

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect so far!

 

Yes, I said perfect! Now back to the jibberish so I can post this!!!!

Our user loves it! He has taken pictures underwater, for test only and it worked with no harm. He is in the field, outside and needed a rough duty camera, this is it...:)

Perfect on every front! They want more so here is the jibberish that must be included so the review meets code

Jun, 2015
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