Ricoh WG-60 Comparison Review
The Ricoh WG-60 is a fixed lens compact camera that was officially introduced in October 2018 and is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. It offers a resolution of 15.9 megapixel.
Is the Ricoh WG-60 a good camera? The WG-60 has a Camera Elo of 1629. This rating puts the WG-60 below average of all travel zoom compact cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (small sensor cameras), the WG-60 also ranks below average. Based on its within category standings, the camera earns a 2.5-star performance rating. – Well, the Ricoh WG-60 is more than 5 years old, and there have been many other good digital cameras released since 2018.
|Fixed lens compact camera|
|15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor|
|ISO 125 - 6 400|
|no viewfinder, LCD framing|
|2.7 LCD, 230k dots|
|Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)|
|8 shutter flaps per second|
|Waterproof body (14m)|
|300 shots per battery charge|
|123 x 62 x 30 mm, 193 g|
Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.
Body comparison with a credit card
The physical dimensions of the Ricoh WG-60 relative to a credit card are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are presented. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.
The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Ricoh WG-60 alongside a set of similar cameras. If you want to review a particular camera pair side-by-side, just move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.
|1.||Ricoh WG-60||123 mm||62 mm||30 mm||193 g||300||Y||Oct 2018||279||ebay.com|
|2.||Canon SX600||104 mm||61 mm||26 mm||188 g||290||n||Jan 2014||249||ebay.com|
|3.||Fujifilm XP140||110 mm||71 mm||28 mm||207 g||240||Y||Feb 2019||229||ebay.com|
|4.||Fujifilm XP130||110 mm||71 mm||28 mm||207 g||240||Y||Jan 2018||229||ebay.com|
|5.||Fujifilm XP120||110 mm||71 mm||28 mm||203 g||210||Y||Jan 2017||229||ebay.com|
|6.||Nikon W150||110 mm||67 mm||38 mm||177 g||220||Y||Apr 2019||159||amazon.com|
|7.||Nikon W300||112 mm||66 mm||29 mm||231 g||280||Y||May 2017||389||amazon.com|
|8.||Ricoh WG-6||118 mm||66 mm||33 mm||246 g||340||Y||Feb 2019||399||amazon.com|
|9.||Sony RX0 II||59 mm||41 mm||35 mm||132 g||240||Y||Mar 2019||699||amazon.com|
|10.||Sony WX800||102 mm||58 mm||36 mm||233 g||370||n||Oct 2018||399||ebay.com|
|11.||Sony RX0||59 mm||41 mm||30 mm||110 g||240||Y||Aug 2017||699||ebay.com|
|Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.|
The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Ricoh WG-60 was launched in the US market at a price of $279. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.
Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide
The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.
The Ricoh WG-60 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 5.6. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Ricoh WG-60 among the smaller-sensor digicams that favor affordability and compact design.
Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.
|9.||Sony RX0 II||1-inch||15.4||4800||3200||4K/30p||22.1||12.4||555||65|
|Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.|
Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The WG-60 indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the WG-60 can use is 1080/60p.
Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The following tables report on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Ricoh WG-60 and comparable cameras.
|1.||Ricoh WG-60||none||n||2.7 / 230||fixed||n||1/4000s||8.0/s||Y||n|
|2.||Canon SX600||none||n||3.0 / 461||fixed||n||1/2000s||3.9/s||Y||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm XP140||none||n||3.0 / 920||fixed||n||1/2000s||10.0/s||Y||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm XP130||none||n||3.0 / 920||fixed||n||1/2000s||10.0/s||Y||Y|
|5.||Fujifilm XP120||none||n||3.0 / 920||fixed||n||1/2000s||10.0/s||Y||Y|
|6.||Nikon W150||none||n||2.7 / 230||fixed||n||1/2000s||4.7/s||Y||n|
|7.||Nikon W300||none||n||3.0 / 921||fixed||n||1/4000s||7.0/s||Y||Y|
|8.||Ricoh WG-6||none||n||3.0 / 1040||fixed||n||1/4000s||1.0/s||Y||n|
|9.||Sony RX0 II||none||n||1.5 / 230||tilting||n||..||5.5/s||n||n|
|10.||Sony WX800||none||n||3.0 / 922||tilting||Y||1/2000s||10.0/s||Y||Y|
|11.||Sony RX0||none||n||1.5 / 230||fixed||n||..||5.5/s||n||n|
|Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.|
One convenient feature of the WG-60 is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.
For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Ricoh WG-60 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.
Mic / Speaker
|1.||Ricoh WG-60||-||mono / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||-||-||-|
|2.||Canon SX600||-||mono / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||Y||-|
|3.||Fujifilm XP140||-||mono / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm XP130||-||mono / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||Y|
|5.||Fujifilm XP120||-||mono / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||-|
|6.||Nikon W150||-||stereo / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||Y|
|7.||Nikon W300||-||stereo / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||Y|
|8.||Ricoh WG-6||-||mono / mono||-||-||micro||3.0||-||-||-|
|9.||Sony RX0 II||-||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||Y|
|10.||Sony WX800||-||stereo / mono||-||-||micro||2.0||Y||Y||-|
|11.||Sony RX0||-||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||Y|
The WG-60 has a zoom lens built in (5-25mm f/3.5-5.5), which, in full frame equivalent terms, provides a focal length range from 28 to 140mm. The camera is, hence, ready to shoot, while remaining more compact in size than an interchangeable lens camera with an optic that offers similar focal length and aperture specifications.
While the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says nothing about, for example, the handling, responsiveness, and overall imaging quality of the WG-60 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased. This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]).
|1.||Ricoh WG-60||..||..||..||..||..||..||Oct 2018||279||ebay.com|
|2.||Canon SX600||..||+||..||..||4/5||4/5||Jan 2014||249||ebay.com|
|3.||Fujifilm XP140||..||+||..||..||3.5/5||4/5||Feb 2019||229||ebay.com|
|4.||Fujifilm XP130||..||o||..||..||3.5/5||4/5||Jan 2018||229||ebay.com|
|5.||Fujifilm XP120||..||o||..||..||3.5/5||4/5||Jan 2017||229||ebay.com|
|6.||Nikon W150||..||+||..||..||3.5/5||3/5||Apr 2019||159||amazon.com|
|7.||Nikon W300||..||+||..||..||4/5||4/5||May 2017||389||amazon.com|
|8.||Ricoh WG-6||..||..||..||..||3.5/5||3.5/5||Feb 2019||399||amazon.com|
|9.||Sony RX0 II||..||..||..||..||3.5/5||4/5||Mar 2019||699||amazon.com|
|10.||Sony WX800||..||..||..||..||..||..||Oct 2018||399||ebay.com|
|11.||Sony RX0||..||..||..||..||3.5/5||4/5||Aug 2017||699||ebay.com|
|Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.|
The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.
Ricoh WG-60 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the WG-60.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Ricoh WG-60?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Ricoh WG-60?
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-60?
No, the Ricoh WG-60 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-60 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-60 use?
The camera gets its power from the D-LI92, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
Camera to camera comparisons
If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, 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.
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- Nikon Z6 II vs Ricoh WG-60
- Olympus E-30 vs Ricoh WG-60
- Panasonic GH2 vs Ricoh WG-60
- Panasonic GH6 vs Ricoh WG-60
- Ricoh WG-60 vs Sony NEX-3N
|Camera Model||Ricoh WG-60|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28-140mm f/3.5-5.5|
|Launch Date||October 2018|
|Launch Price||USD 279|
|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||15.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 608 x 3 456 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.33 μm|
|Pixel Density||56.73 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 6 400 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||2.7 inch|
|LCD Resolution||230k 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||8 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 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Environmental Sealing||Waterproof body (14m)|
|Battery Type||D-LI92 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300 shots per charge|
123 x 62 x 30 mm
(4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in)
|Camera Weight||193 g (6.8 oz)|
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