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Ricoh WG-6 Digital Camera (Orange)

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Ricoh WG-6 Digital Camera (Orange)
Key Features
  • 20MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Ricoh 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-140mm (35mm Equivalent)
Dubbed an all-weather extreme compact camera, the orange Ricoh WG-6 is distinguished by its impressively rugged physical design, incorporation of useful shooting modes, and versatile imaging capabilities. Its durable exterior construction renders it waterproof to depths of 65.6', shockproof from heights of 6.6' as well as freezeproof, crushproof, dustproof, and resistant to chemical disinfection. In regard to imaging capabilities, the WG-6 features a 20MP BSI CMOS sensor, which enables high-resolution stills shooting, a sensitivity range from ISO 125-6400, and UHD 4K30 video recording as well as Movie SR+ and Movie SR stabilization modes to help steady video footage. A 5x optical zoom lens also contributes to this flexibility, and covers a wide-angle to telephoto 28-140mm equivalent focal length range. Additionally, the WG-6 incorporates a bright 3.0" 1.04m-dot AR-coated LCD monitor, an LED ring light to benefit photographing close-up subjects, and a high-accuracy GPS module to permit embedding location information within your image files.
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Ricoh WG-6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Firmware Update 1.06
  • 3Durable Design
  • 420MP CMOS Sensor
  • 5Ricoh 5x Zoom Lens and LED Ring Light
  • 6UHD 4K Video and Movie SR+
  • 7Body Design
  • 8GPS System

Dubbed an all-weather extreme compact camera, the orange Ricoh WG-6 is distinguished by its impressively rugged physical design, incorporation of useful shooting modes, and versatile imaging capabilities. Its durable exterior construction renders it waterproof to depths of 65.6', shockproof from heights of 6.6' as well as freezeproof, crushproof, dustproof, and resistant to chemical disinfection. In regard to imaging capabilities, the WG-6 features a 20MP BSI CMOS sensor, which enables high-resolution stills shooting, a sensitivity range from ISO 125-6400, and UHD 4K30 video recording as well as Movie SR+ and Movie SR stabilization modes to help steady video footage. A 5x optical zoom lens also contributes to this flexibility, and covers a wide-angle to telephoto 28-140mm equivalent focal length range. Additionally, the WG-6 incorporates a bright 3.0" 1.04m-dot AR-coated LCD monitor, an LED ring light to benefit photographing close-up subjects, and a high-accuracy GPS module to permit embedding location information within your image files.

Firmware Update 1.06
This firmware update allows the WG-6 to be used as a webcam by connecting it to a computer for Full HD streaming. Plus, unlike in many traditional webcams, the wide-angle and telephoto functions of the camera can also be used. Additionally, this update enables you to share fine details of small objects by combining the LED ring light of the camera with the macro shooting function, allowing images to be captured from as close as 0.4" away. Supported apps for this capability include Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, and Facebook Messenger. Also, to enable the camera to be used with a tripod with this added ability, the optional accessory extension adapter TE-2 is required.
Durable Design
The WG-6 is designed to withstand a wide variety of conditions, ranging from harsh climates to everyday mishaps:
  • Waterproof-rated for use underwater to depths of 65.6' / 20m
  • Freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C
  • Shockproof to falls from 6.6' / 2m high
  • Crushproof to withstand up to 220 lbf / 100 kgf of pressure
  • Dustproof to protect the internal components of the camera
Additionally, similar to the G-series of cameras, the WG-6 is chemical resistant, for using ethanol disinfection, bleach disinfection, and chlorine dioxide to suit business, industrial, and construction site use.

 

20MP CMOS Sensor
Featuring a 20MP BSI CMOS sensor, the WG-6 is capable of recording high-resolution stills and UHD 4K30 video. The sensor's back-illuminated design offers improved clarity, reduced noise, and a sensitivity range from ISO 125-6400 to suit working in low-light conditions.
Ricoh 5x Zoom Lens and LED Ring Light
Spanning wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths, the 5x optical zoom lens covers a 28-140mm equivalent range for photographing a wide array of subject types. Surrounding the lens is an LED ring light, which incorporates six individual LEDs, to produce bright and even lighting when photographing close-up subjects. Ten brightness levels are available to adjust the light output, the lighting pattern can be configured, and an enhanced Digital Microscope mode enables close focusing to 0.4".
UHD 4K Video and Movie SR+
UHD 4K30 video recording is supported for high-resolution playback and is benefitted by a Movie SR+ (Shake Reduction) setting, which offers "electronic gimbal" functionality to steady footage taken while moving. Conventional Movie SR can also be used for a more natural, less distorted look, and actively clips the frame to promote steadier shots.
Body Design
The rugged exterior of the camera has been designed for easy operation in harsh conditions, even when wearing gloves. An assignable ADJ button offers instant access to oft-used camera functions and a top dial permits quick switching between shooting modes. The four-way controller also sports a more ergonomic, raised design with easier-to-press buttons and the rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD has a bright design and AR coating for clear viewing in various lighting conditions. Additionally, date and copyright stamping on files is possible.
GPS System
Enhanced for greater accuracy, the integrated GPS module corresponds to the latest satellite navigation augmentation system, SBAS. QZSS is also supported for quick activation—approximately 1 minute from shut-down or 3 seconds from standby—and a dedicated GPS button is featured within the four-way controller for recording location information to images by the GPS memory function.
UPC: 026649759192

Ricoh WG-6 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 20 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital
Focal Length
5 to 25mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 140mm)
Optical Zoom
5x
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.5
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1350 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 118.2 x 65.5 x 33.1 mm
Weight
8.68 oz / 246 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 20 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital
Lens
Focal Length
5 to 25mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 140mm)
Optical Zoom
5x
Digital Zoom
8.1x Maximum (40.5x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.5
Focus Range
Normal
1.64' to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity
Macro
0.39" to 1.97' / 1 cm to 60 cm
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 4 Seconds
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Program
Exposure Compensation
-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Ring Light, Shade, Tungsten
Interval Recording
Yes
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Image File Format
JPEG
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97/59.94 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 25 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory
27 MB
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
Wireless
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range
ISO Auto
0.66 to 18.04' / 0.2 to 5.5 m (Wide)
0.66 to 11.48' / 0.2 to 3.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Environmental Protection
Advertised as Submersible to 66' / 20 m
*Test Methodology Not Supplied
Shockproof
6.6' / 2 m
Crushproof
220 lbf / 100 kgf
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1350 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 118.2 x 65.5 x 33.1 mm
Weight
8.68 oz / 246 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.05 x 5.55 x 3.25"

Ricoh WG-6 Reviews

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What is the minimum operating temperature for ...

What is the minimum operating temperature for this camera? The manual says 0 C but the website says -10 C.
Asked by: Nicole
Minimum operating temperature would be -10 C.
Answered by: Zach L
Date published: 2021-04-26

What is the maximum video recording time (in ...

What is the maximum video recording time (in 25-minute intervals) until the battery dies?
Asked by: Nicole
The Ricoh WG-6 will record clips up to 25 minutes long or until the memory card is full and/or the battery runs out. The estimated battery life is about 30-45 minutes on a full charge.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-08-26

Does this camera support 1080p60 video?

Does this camera support 1080p60 video?
Asked by: Nicole
No, only at 720.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-05-13

Can the GPS be turned off or disabled to improve ...

Can the GPS be turned off or disabled to improve battery life?
Asked by: Mark
The GPS on the Ricoh WG-6 Digital Camera (Orange) can be turned off. There is a GPS button on the back of the camera.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-08-29

Is there a lens cap you can get for this model?

Is there a lens cap you can get for this model?
Asked by: Jasonj
No lens cap is available for the Ricoh WG-6 Digital Camera (Orange). The lens is covered with a built-in durable filter.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-09-20

Does it charge via Usb C? One of the reviers said ...

Does it charge via Usb C? One of the reviers said it took some sort of proprietary cable which was not included.
Asked by: jack
According to the user manual, the battery can be charged internal via USB-C and an USB/AC adapter, which are included.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-04-13

Would WG-6 work well for aquarium photography ...

Would WG-6 work well for aquarium photography (outside glass looking in, flat up against front glass to back 12")? Thanks!
Asked by: Jay
Answering my own question, after further research I found DPReview TV "Waterproof Compact Camera Roundup 2019 (Ricoh WG-6, Olympus TG-6, Panasonic TS7 / FTZ)" from 06/22/2019, that mentions optical zoom doesn't work while recording movies, I confirmed this on Ricoh's website FAQs as of 10/24/2023. Quite disappointed as the WG-6 looks like it would work well for aquarium stills, especially because it's 6 LEDs, but I do like to record short videos where I zoom in to the subject as I follow it, to give perspective of size.
Answered by: Jay
Date published: 2023-10-24

Is this camera certified intrinsically safe to ...

Is this camera certified intrinsically safe to Class 1 Div 2?
Asked by: Deborah
Unfortunately, the Ricoh WG-6 Digital Camera with Accessories Kit (Orange) is not listed as an intrinsically safe camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-03-07
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