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Product Highlights
  • 16 MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 125-6400 Sensitivity
  • HD 1920 X 1080 30 fps
  • Pixel Track/Digital SR Shake Reduction
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Meet Your New Travel Companion

The Ricoh WG-50 is packed with technology and tough design, to ensure high quality images and video even during harsh conditions.
The RICOH WG-50 offers outstanding operability in demanding outdoor conditions. The latest addition to the WG series, the WG-50 is waterproof to a depth of 14 meters, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. It delivers exceptional image quality with a 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor and Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) movie recording capability. It comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor whose brightness level can be adjusted to the lighting conditions, for ease of viewing and an improved shooting experience. Use the WG-50’s creative shooting functions, such as interval shooting or digital microscope mode, to capture unique images seen from a totally different angle or viewpoint.

New Heights of Durability

The RICOH WG series is well known for its tough design, but with the RICOH WG-50 they achieved waterproof performance down to 14m, and shock proof against falls from height of 1.6m.

Multiple Scene Modes

The WG-50 comes with over 20 different scene modes that will automatically adjust the camera settings for best results.

High Quality Imaging

Equipped with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and approx. 16 megapixels, the WG-50 assures excellent high-sensitivity and low-noise in any condition.

Key Features:

  • 14 meter Waterproof & 1.6 meter Shockproof

    The RICOH WG series is well known for its tough design which can be used under harsh conditions. With the RICOH WG-50, we achieved a waterproof performance down to 14m, an d a shock proof against falls from a height of 1.6m
  • Clear High Quality Images.

    The WG-50 comes equipped with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with approx. 16 megapixels, which assures excellent high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics with a top sensitivity of ISO 6400.

    Featuring a 5x optical zoom lens along equivalent to 140mm in 35mm format to capture action at a distance while the 28mm wide-angle lens is perfect for landscapes and selfies.
  • Various Scene Modes

    The WG-50 comes with various scene modes, starting with Program, Auto Picture, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shooting, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR and Report. All scene modes except for Program mode will automatically adjust camera settings for best results according to the selected scene.
  • Underwater Mode

    The Underwater mode has been upgraded from the WG-30 by optimizing the white balance, resulting in more natural coloring. In addition, a Flash Bracketing mode has been adopted. The Flash Bracketing mode takes two photos, ( Flash On and Flash Off) with the push of the shutter release providing greater usability for underwater photography.
  • Report Mode

    With the Report mode, a new selectable file size is added, 3MP 2048 x 1536. Three options are now available.
  • 3MP (2048 x 1536)
  • 2MP (1600 x 1200)
  • 1280 (1280 x 960)
  • Vibrant and Slide Film Modes

    In addition to the available image tones of the WG-30, two additional image tones, Vibrant and Slide Film have been added. These newly added tones are well known with PENTAX D-SLR’s.

    With the selection of Image Tone and Scene Mode, the photographer has a various options of expressing their creativity.

What's Included

Ricoh WG-50 Digital Camera
D-LI92 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Pentax X70 Digital Camera
D-PA164J Power Adapter
I-USB157 USB Cable
O-ST104 Carabiner Strap
O-ST157 Carabiner Strap
O-MS1 Macro Stand


Product Specifications



Type 1/2.3 inch CMOS 
Effective Pixels Approx. 16 megapixels 
Total Pixels Approx. 16.76 megapixels 
Recording Pixels Still: 16M, 12M(1:1), 12M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M, 2M(16:9), 1024, 640
* In Report mode, select from 3M (2048 x 1536), 2M (1600 x 1200) or 1280 (1280 x 960). 
Movie: HD 1920 (1920x1080) 30 fps, 1280 (1280x720) 60 / 30 fps
Quality Levels Still: Best, Better, Good
Movie: Fixed


Type/construction RICOH zoom lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements) 
Focal length (equiv.) 5-25mm (28-140mm) 
Aperture F3.5 (wide) - 5.5 (tele) 
Optical zoom 5X 
Digital zoom 7.2X 
Intelligent zoom Approx 7.5X at 7M to 36X at 640 (including optical zoom) 


Type 2.7” wide colour LCD with AR coating (cover only)
Approx. 230,000 dots


Type Built-in flash 
Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge. 
Effective range Wide: approx.0.2 – 5.5m (ISO Auto ), Tele : approx. 0.2 - 3.5m (ISO Auto) 

Focusing System

Type TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs 
Focus modes 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, 1cm Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus 
Focus lock Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way 
Focus range Normal: 0.5m to infinity
Macro: 0.1-0.6m
Super Macro: 0.01-0.3m (at mid-zoom, set automatically)

Metering System

Type Choice of Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering 
Exposure Compensation ±2EV(1/3EV steps) 


Type AUTO, Manual (ISO 125-6400) 

White Balance

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

Image Stabilization

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


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

Drive Modes

Mode selection One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing 
Continuous FPS Approx 1.08 FPS 
Self-timer Yes (10 sec, 2 sec) 
Remote control Infrared (using optional PENTAX remote Controller) 

Capture Modes

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 
Face detection 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. 
Pet Detection Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto) 
Date stamp Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode) 
Dynamic Range Adjustment Yes (highlight and shadow correction) 

Playback Modes

Functions One Shot, Index (6 / 12 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Select&Delete, Calendar 
Modes Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Colour, Extract Colour, Colour 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 
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 
Audio Movie/Underwater Movie 32KHz, 16bit, monaural
High Speed Movie 8KHz, 16bit, monaural

Storage Media

Internal memory Approx. 68MB 
Removable memory SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi Card 


Ports USB2.0(Micro-B), HDMI output terminal(Type D) 

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** 
  * Recording capacity above shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of RICOH IMAGING in-house testing.

Physical Specs

Dimensions (W x H x D) 122.5 x 61.5 x 29.5 mm
Weight Without battery or removable memory: 173g Loaded and ready: 193g 
Operating temperature -10°C (coldproof) 
Weather Resistant Yes, Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities 
Shock Resistant Yes, shockproof to 1.6m 

Language Support

Languages English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

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