Ricoh WG-6 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Ricoh WG-6? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Ricoh makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the WG-6 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Ricoh WG-6 below.
In any case, the WG-6 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on February 21st, 2019, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1673 days old (young?). Given that the WG-6 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Ricoh product line-up.
Ricoh's operating manual for the WG-6
The camera's operating manual is 130 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the WG-6 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Ricoh's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Ricoh WG-6
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your WG-6 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Ricoh WG-6 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Ricoh WG-6 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the WG-6.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the Ricoh WG-6?
The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Ricoh WG-6?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 6400.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Ricoh WG-6?
No, the Ricoh WG-6 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Does the Ricoh WG-6 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the Ricoh WG-6 use?
Does the Ricoh WG-6 support geotagging?
The WG-6 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
How does the WG-6 stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just use the search menu below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Ricoh WG-6.
|Camera Model||Ricoh WG-6|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28-140mm f/3.5-5.5|
|Launch Date||February 2019|
|Launch Price||USD 399|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 184 x 3 888 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.18 μm|
|Pixel Density||71.80 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 6 400 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||1 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 3.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Environmental Sealing||Waterproof body (20m)|
|Battery Type||DB-110 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||340 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
118 x 66 x 33 mm
(4.6 x 2.6 x 1.3 in)
|Camera Weight||246 g (8.7 oz)|
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