Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera

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Ricoh WG5 Digital Camera

With the Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera, you can capture your most fearless adventures as it is dust, water, crush, shock, and coldproof. The impervious point-and-shoot features a 16 MP 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor for capturing both high-resolution still images and full 1080p HD movies in a wide array of conditions. The sensor and new-generation image processor combined also avails illustrious low-light sensitivity all the way to ISO 6400, continuous full-resolution images up to 1.5 frames per second, and 12-14 frames per second burst shooting using lower resolutions.

An integral Ricoh 4x optical zoom lens provides a 25 thru 100 mm 35mm-equivalent focal length to handle working in everyday shooting environments. A maximum f/2-4.9 apeture takes advantage of low-light and complements the sensor-shift type Shake Reducing image stabilization system. This SR device is further augmented by Pixel Track along with high ISO Shake Reduction to diminish the appearance of camera blur when shooting in difficult lighting situations.

Completing the rugged capabilities is an integral GPS module, which records location and travel log data automatically to the images' metadata and also presents positional information in real time on the rear mounted 3.0 inch 460k-dot LCD monitor. Also, a monochrome display on the front shows users some basic information and it has integral LEDs along with a digital microscope mode that provides exceptionally close focusing and image capture.

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MSRP $379 / 259
Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Other resolutions 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1464, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-6400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Excellent, very good, good
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25100 mm
Optical zoom 4
Maximum aperture F2
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (7.2x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 10.40 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye, on + redeye
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing 2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal
Storage included 70MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Remote control Yes
Environmentally sealed Yes (waterproof to 14m, shockproof from 2.2m, crushproof to 100kgf, freezeproof to -10C/+14F)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description D-LI92 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 240
Weight (inc. batteries) 236 g (0.52 lb / 8.32 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 65 x 32 mm (4.92 x 2.56 x 1.26)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Built-in



Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera


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Ricoh WG-5 GPS Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5