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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
By B&H Photo's

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

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 20 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG
Image StabilizationDigital
Lens
Focal Length5 to 25mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28 to 140mm)
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom8.1x Maximum (40.5x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.5
Focus RangeNormal
1.64' to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity
Macro
0.39" to 1.97' / 1 cm to 60 cm
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 125 to 6400
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 4 Seconds
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesProgram
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Ring Light, Shade, Tungsten
Interval RecordingYes
Video
Recording ModesH.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 25 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesFlash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash RangeISO 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 ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory27 MB
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
WirelessNone
GPSYes
Environmental
Waterproof65.6' / 20 m
Shockproof6.6' / 2 m
Crushproof220 lbf / 100 kgf
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Physical
Battery Type1 x 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
Weight8.68 oz / 246 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 5.55 x 3.25"

Ricoh WG-6 Reviews

Cheap basic, bad charger

By Josh
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

I've been shooting professionally for 20 years and had all sorts of point and shoot cameras along the way. My son lost my old lumix underwater point and shoot camera so I thought this would be an affordable replacement. Out of the box I was disappointed that there isn't a battery charger. Instead you have to open the battery door and plug in a usb cable to charge. Overall the camera is light weight cheap plastic. Not like a solid point and shoot camera. Lastly the menu and features of the camera is limited. I knew it doesn't shoot RAW but finding the modes and menu items isn't convenient. I've yet to really dissect the file quality but I don't have high hopes. I do hope it works in water (which I will test in a month in both ocean and pool).

Great camera

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

Bought this camera to use while swimming and diving. It is a very hardy camera, great detail and convenience. Still learning the finer details, but the pictures are great.

Great camera for the purposes intended.

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-17

I like to fish, camp, hike and bike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter. I have a great DSLR, but is too big to bring along on some of these ventures. I wanted something small and durable to throw in my boat, a backpack or put in my pocket. Picture quality is good, especially for outdoors. Has many features beyond the Auto mode. This serves my purposes very well.

WG-6 For work use..

By Steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-10

I take a lot of pictures for work.. Wiring records, serial number tags, equipment, etc. I chose this camera for the Macro ability and the built in light ring, for taking photos of stuff I can't actually see.. So far it's worked very well.. A little disappointed the charger cable wasn't standard USB, but a proprietary looking unit.. So I'll get another battery to ensure I'm covered until I can get to the special cable..

Excellent product and service

By Yosef
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-07

I was happy to have the product on terms as agreed with B&H, which they promise they will uphold. The product meets my requirements one by one highly recommend

Excellent camera for field work

By Hans
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-18

The camera works in all weather, records reasonable GPS positions and the battery is good for over 300 photos in a typical 8-hr workday. The ability to maintain a user defined dial setting with lower resolution/pixel level for construction inspection type photos is a big plus. The setting is quick to get to and helps manage large photo/data sets with less memory and processing power needed.

I love it

By Jody
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-10

I love it it takes great pictures

top-notch and durable

By Kevin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

The WG-6 is dynamite and I've gotten art photos from it. The manual is clarity. There is no noise in the image at 125-400 or 800 ISO, some at 1600 ISO. Except for that minor but non-art noise at 1600 ISO, I'd give it a strong five stars; in many ways a five-star camera! The color and b&w look great. Attributes were just what I needed. Thanks Ricoh!

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