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Ricoh WG-M2

Ricoh WG-M2
alaScore 90

20 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Ricoh WG-M2. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Ricoh WG-M2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Ricoh WG-M2 action camera


Ricoh WG-M2 heavy-duty action camera : Breathtaking 4K resolution, with four times more pixels than the Full HD video format. Ricoh proudly presents the WG-M2 heavy-duty action camera. The Ricoh WG-M2's 4K video format assures astonishingly...

The Ricoh WG-M2 action cam provides the choice of metering systems: multi-segment or spot. When spot metering is selected, the camera’s AE (Auto Exposure) system is locked at the start of a shooting session to stabilize the exposure level throughout...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (

Ricoh WG-M2 Review


We review the Ricoh WG-M2 - a compact, tough, 4K video camera that is also waterproof.

Ultra-wide-angle lens ; f/2.0 lens lets you record in low light ; Compact and stylish ; 4K (UHD) video recording ; Stereo mics built in ; High speed video recording ; Waterproof to 20m

Purple fringing towards corners of frame ; Underwater lens cover shows in wide videos/photos ; Doesn't include any accessories, not even a strap

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: paul_smart (



Like most people I think I can just install the battery, check it has power and then insert a Micro SD card. I go outside, the garden is not looking too bad at this time of year, shoot a few test short clips and then expect to view them.

The RICOH WG-M2 is available , which includes free delivery.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Daven Mathies (

Ricoh WG-M2 review


The WG-M2 lacks the high-tech features of its peers, but it offers solid core capabilities at an affordable price.

Affordable 4K action cam ; Rugged build ; LCD ; Easy to use

So-so performance ; Lens too wide to be useful ; No advanced options ; No stabilization ; Soft image quality

Right now, the WG-M2 is a good budget option for casual users who want a no-frills 4K action cam. You get a solidly built device that’s rugged right out of the box, and unlike most action cams, there’s a small LCD for adjusting settings or framing your...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: David Sandel (

Ricoh WG-M2 Review: Rugged 4K Action Camera


Get the Ricoh WG-M2 if you're looking for a 4K action camera that can record a wide field of view, but for most other cases, you're still better off with a GoPro.

Compact design ; No need for extra waterproof housing ; Records 4K video ; Ultrawide, 204-degree lens ; Complete control of camera settings

Mobile app still needs work ; Lacks touch screen

The Ricoh WG-M2 records 4K video, is waterproof up to 65 feet, and is about $100 less than a comparable GoPro, but image quality could be better.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Haje Jan Kamps (

Hands-on with Ricoh’s new waterproof action cam, WG-M2


When you think action cams, any number of brands spring to mind. Ricoh may not be one of them, but on paper, the WG-M2 from Ricoh has the perfect combination of features if you like your adventures on the wet and rough end of the spectrum

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Sona (

Very good product and Ricoh lacks to offer service in India.


Pros: excellent build, app support is good, video quality is extremely good and as assured by brand. Love the audio recording on it. UHS3 version 2 microsd card works on it(64gb). Very easy to operate. Sync easy to iPhone via app. Con: lack of...

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):2.67
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:D-LI68


Shock proof up to:2


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:3.81


Audio recording formats:PCM
Colour of product:Orange / Silver
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/24000
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Manual Focus:N
Other Features:Still image:\nAngle of view Wide: approx. 202°\nAngle of view Narrow: approx. 150°\nMovie:\nAngle of view Wide: approx. 204°\nAngle of view Narrow: approx. 151°
Shock proof:Y
Shutter speed (photo):1/24000 - 1/4
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.25
Storage Media:Internal memory + Memory card
Wide angle lens system:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):8
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:204
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.4 / 9

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto


Frequency band:2.4
Supported network protocols:WPA2
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant
Shock proof up to:2
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:20

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Underwater case: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):(4:3) 8M: 3264x2448, 5M: 2592x1944, (16:9) 6M: 3264x1840,\n4M: 2592x1464, (1:1) 6M 2448x2448 / 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 3264x1840, 2592x1464, 2448x2448


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal Memory:68
Storage Media:Internal memory + Memory card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:PCM
Colour of product:Orange / Silver
Dust-resistant: Yes
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/24000
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Manual Focus: No
Other Features:Still image:\nAngle of view Wide: approx. 202°\nAngle of view Narrow: approx. 150°\nMovie:\nAngle of view Wide: approx. 204°\nAngle of view Narrow: approx. 151°
Shock proof: Yes
Shutter speed (photo):1/24000 - 1/4
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.25
Wide angle lens system: Yes


Aspect Ratio:1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.41
Weight (including battery):136

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual, Outdoor