How many Megapixels does the Ricoh WG-6 have?
The Ricoh WG-6 is equipped with a a 1/2.3-inch sensor that offers an image resolution of 20.2 megapixels (MP), or 20.2 million pixels. With its native aspect ratio of 4:3, the sensor has 5 184 horizontal pixels and 3 888 vertical pixels.
A 35mm film slide or negative contains 5-15 MP of useful detail, so that the Ricoh WG-6 can be considered to be a high-resolution camera that outresolves any 35mm film camera.
A high megapixel count makes it possible to crop any captured image substantially or to make very large prints from the image file. On the downside, large megapixel files are slower to transfer and take up more storage space on the computer harddisk. Also, high-resolution imaging requires sharper, more expensive lenses than low-res picture taking.
How large can I print with 20.2 MP?
The maximum print size of the Ricoh WG-6 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm. Few people actually print their images that large on a regular basis, but it is nice to have the option to make very large prints of exceptional shots. Also, as mentioned earlier, a key advantage of high-MP cameras is that it is possible to crop an image ex-post and thereby, for example, change the composition of the capture or zoom in on some detail.
Sensor specs and performance
The table below compares the sensor specs of the Ricoh WG-6 to those of several similar cameras. In addition to sensor class and megapixel count, DXO values are reported as indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better). Three aspects are covered: color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.
|Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.|
In the United States, the WG-6 was initially launched in February 2019 at a price of $399.
Camera to camera comparisons
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|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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