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  • Ricoh WG-30W Digital Camera

Ricoh WG-30W Digital Camera



The adventure never stops with the Ricoh WG-30w. Equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, uploading your fun online has never been easier. Impress your family and friends with this rugged camera that is waterproof, shockproof and coldproof. This dependable compact camera is packed with a 16.0 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, as well as advanced imaging technologies and an impressive 5X optical zoom lens.With the WG-30w you can record full HD movies in full 1080p HD resolution. Creating underwater imagery is made simple with enhanced underwater modes you can only find on the WG-30w. Completing this rugged camera is the ability to pair it with over 10 WG accessories, from mounts to helmet straps. Don't miss out on the adventure with the all-new WG-30w

  • Rugged, compact design
  • Built-in Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, coldproof, dustproof
  • 5X optical zoom

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI92
  • USB cable
  • Macro Stand
  • Power Adapter
  • Strap


  • New back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and imaging engine

    The WG-30w is equipped with a state-of-the-art 16 effective megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which assures excellent image resolution and high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics. Coupled with a newly designed imaging engine, this image sensor delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400. This model also provides advanced image processing functions, made possible by the latest super-resolution technology, to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images. It even offers such innovative features as Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures four images of the same nighttime scene and produces a single blur-free composite image from them.

  • Full HD movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies

    The WG-30w provides Full HD movie recording employing the H.264 recording format, allowing the user to capture high-quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. It also features a high-speed camera function**** for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips, and an interval movie function that will give a time-lapse effect. A micro-HDMI terminal (Type D) is also provided on the camera body for simultaneous output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices. **** When this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at 1280 x 720 pixels.

  • Other features

    A range of WG-series mount accessories (optional) to accommodate diverse camera setups ・ Two remote control receptors (one in front and another on the back) to add flexibility when using the optional weather sealed remote control. ・ Macro stand (included) to maintain a minimum focusing distance of one centimeter to the subject during extended observation and shooting ・ High-speed Face Detection function to capture as many as 32 faces in focus in approximately 0.03 seconds (minimum); Smile Capture function to automatically release the shutter when the subject’s smile is detected ・ Outdoor-friendly Style Watch function to display the time on the LCD monitor, using an extended push of the OK button when the camera’s power is turned off ・ Delay-free, pushbutton start of the playback mode, using an extended push of the playback button ・ Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes ・ A choice of 12 digital filters ・ Pet detection function to automatically detect the face of a cat or dog

  • High-quality images made possible by advanced imaging technologies and a 5X optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage

    The WG-30w features a high-performance, five-times optical zoom lens with a focal-length coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approx. 28mm wide angle to approx. 140mm medium telephoto in the 35mm format) to accommodate a wide range of scenes and subjects, including sweeping landscapes. It also features other convenient shooting functions, such as a macro mode to capture dramatic close-up images from a minimum distance of a mere one centimeter; an Intelligent Zoom function to extend the zoom range to approximately 36 times (equivalent to 1008mm in the 35mm format) without compromising image quality for high-quality super-telephoto photography; and an interval shooting mode, which will capture multiple images of a scene over a set time. Specifically designed for underwater photography, the Mermaid and Mermaid Movie modes are programmed to optimize color and contrast based on the data of images and movies actually captured under the water. These modes deliver beautiful, true-to-life images by enhancing shades of red which are often lost in underwater photography, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light in the water.

  • Triple anti-shake protection to prevent blurred images in all applications

    (1) Pixel Track SR mechanism When recording still images, this advanced shake-reduction mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake by digitally processing images. (2) Digital SR mode When the camera detects low-lighting conditions in still-image shooting, this mode automatically raises the sensitivity up to as high as ISO 6400, making it possible to use a higher shutter speed and effectively minimize the adverse effects of camera shake and subject shake under poor lighting conditions. (3) Movie SR mode During movie recording, this mode effectively compensates for the misalignment of images caused by camera shake through the use of exclusive software to produce beautiful, blur-free movie clips.



Compact Digital Camera


Type: 1/2.3 Backlit CMOS
Effective pixels: 16MP
Total pixels: 16.76MP
Recorded resolutions
Still: 16M(4608 x 3456), 12M(1:1)(3456 x 3456), 12M(16:9)(4608 x 2592), 7M(3072 x 2304), 5M(16:9)(3072 x 1728), 5M(2592 x 1944), 4M(16:9)(2592 x 1464), 3M(2048 x 1536), 2M(16:9)(1920 x 1080), 1024(1024 x 768), 640(640 x 480)
Movie: HD 1920 (1920x1080) 30 fps, 1280 (1280x720) 60 / 30 fps
Movie: Fixed


Type/construction: RICOH zoom lens, 11 elements, 9 groups (5 aspheric elements), protective cover w SP coating
Optical zoom: 5X
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 5-25mm (28-140mm)
Digital zoom: approx. 7.2X
Combined zoom: 36x at 640 (including optical zoom)
Intelligent zoom: up to approx 36x
Aperture: F3.5 (wide) - 5.5 (tele). Minimum aperture: F4.2 (wide), F6.6 (tele)

Focus System

Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus,
Manual focus: Yes, 0 .4 to infinity (0.4 is only available in 2-4 zoom steps)
Macro focus: Yes, Macro and 1CM Macro available
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus range:
Normal: 0.5m - infinity / 1.64ft. - infinity (entire zoom range)
Macro: 0.1 - 0.6m / 0.33 - 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
1 CM Macro: 0.01 - 0.3m / 0.03 - 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)

LCD Monitor

LCD screen: 2.7" Wide LCD
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots, AR Coating(Cover only)
Wide angle viewable: Yes


Type: Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes: Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" reduction
Effective range: approx.0.2 - 3.9m / 0.66 - 13 ft. (ISO Auto) (wide, auto ISO),
approx. 0.2 - 2.5m / 0.66 - 8.2 ft. (ISO Auto) (tele, auto ISO)

Storage Media

Internal memory: approx. 68MB
Removable memory: SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card


Ports: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Micro-B): HDMI terminal (Type D)
Printer interfaces: n/a
WIRELESS: Standard : 802.11b/g/n
Frequency : 2.4GHz band
Security : WPA2

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
Recordable images: Approx 300
Playback time: Approx 260 min
Movie recording time: Approx 90 min.
AC adapter available: Yes (optional)

Physical Specs

Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2
Without battery or removable memory: 6.1 oz
Loaded and ready: 6.8 oz
Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents
Operating temperature: 14-104F (coldproof)
Weather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 40 (for 2 hours), JIS
Class 6 dustproof
Shock Resistant: Yes, shockproof to 4.9


Startup: Approx 1.5 sec
Release lag: Approx 0.008 sec

Language Support

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Image Stabilization

Still: Pixel Track SR, High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR)

Metering System

Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

ISO Sensitivity

AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 - 6400)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Manual


Type: (Mechanical and electronic shutter)
Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)

Capture Modes

Scene Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR, Report, Green
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes. Face Detection AF&AE available for all modes up to 32 faces. Smile Capture, Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection. (1 Pet face in auto).
Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome)
Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)

Drive Modes

Mode selection: One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.08 FPS
High-speed Continuous Shooting: Approx. 10 fps, 5M(4:3): up to 30 frames, approx. 10 fps, 4M(16:9): up to 30 frames
Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s), Remote Control (immediate, 3s)
Remote control: Yes (infrared, optional)

Playback Modes

Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 / 12 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Select&Delete, Calendar
Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen
Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable
Digital filters (playback): B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature
Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Add Title Picture

File Formats

Still: JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, PRINT Image Matching III
Movie (compression): MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

Computer Requirements

*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 USB port
Mac: MacOS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 USB port

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