Ricoh WG 50


Key Specs

Release Date
2 years 2 months ago
Field of View
65 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Type of Image Stabilization
Best Shooting Mode

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
Optical Zoom
Optical Zoom Distance
Minimum Focus Distance

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
Fastest FPS
Recording Bitrate
Video Features
Video Loop Length
Video codec
Video recording format
Adjust Aspect Ratio
Video Recording Options
360 Stitching


Screen Size
2.70" (inch)
Info Screen
Flip Screen
Weight with Housing
Recording Lights
Storage Devices


Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
Uptime Score
USB Charge
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Battery Range
Removable Battery


Waterproof Depth
Drop Proof
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Memory Capacity
External Microphone
Phone App
Buying Options
Warranty Length
Table of contents

Specs, features and expert reviews of the Ricoh WG-50 tough camera.


Gets fantastic reviews online, one of the best action cameras you can buy, especially if you want waterproof ready so you can take snorkeling or with you on hikes and other adventures where it might get wet.

Feels like a normal, point and shoot camera but with a more robust finish.

Reasons to buy

7 reasons to buy the Ricoh WG 50 Tough Camera

  • Made by Ricoh, who own Olympus, so a solid brand and manufacturer behind the camera
  • Released in 2017, a new tough camera
  • Tough camera means it can be dropped, frozen and taken underwater without an extra housing or waterproof case
  • Made of a strong and robust aluminium
  • Removeable battery which means you can take more than one with you on expeditions
  • Feels like a normal camera and can be held properly in one hand
  • Has optical zoom which is hard to come by on a tough/action camera
Reasons not to buy

3 reasons to NOT buy the Ricoh WG 50 Tough Camera

  • A small sensor, similar to that of action cameras, which is a shame considering it's bigger than the smaller action cameras out there
  • Not the smallest camera
  • No image stabalization
Underwater Video Example
Action Video Example
Firmware Downloads & Updates
Replaced by
Gimbals That Fit This Camera

Frequently Asked Questions

Does This Camera Record Real 4K Video Footage?
No this camera does not record full 4K video

Mounting and Form

Camera Form
point & shoot rectangular form action camera
point & shoot rectangular form

This camera is of the point and shoot rectangular shape which you can grip usually better than normal action cameras. Here you can see the average size of these cameras next to a AA battery.

point & shoot rectangular front action camera
point & shoot rectangular front

This action camera as seen here next to a double A battery is wider than most action cameras and usually much heavier too.

point & shoot rectangular side action camera
point & shoot rectangular side

This camera is bigger than a AA battery on all sides, including it's side. But this depth with it's height give it a good amount to grip on to and still isn't too big.

Mounting and Form

Your action camera's most important feature is how it will mount to you, your vehicles and other parts of your activities. Below we look at how this camera fits to certain mounts and what it's mounting setup is.

There are two main mounting systems, the GoPro (2 to 3 fin mount) and the 1/4" (quarter inch) thread mount.

When we decide how each camera is mounted, we talk about it's form, whether it would fit to a certain popular mounting type, such as on the chest, head or in-hand and whether there was a mounting type for this too.

Mount Type on Camera Body
quarter inch 1/4" thread tripod mount

This camera has a female 1/4" thread and accepts a universal 1/4" threaded male mount, which you screw in to the camera, just like what a tripod comes with at the top. If the camera only has this mount option, you can get a tripod mount to action camera adapter to open up the world of gopro (2 to 3 fin) mount options.

Mounting Options

clip mount

action camera clip mount

Clip Mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a clip mount and then clip on to a cap peak or a backpack strap.

dog harness mount

action camera dog harness mount

Dog harness mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the action camera to a dog harness as they have the regular 3 fin style gopro mounts, just place the camera inside it's housing to fit.

flat surface

This camera can fit on to a flat surface as it has a flat bottom to it's underside and stands up to record things you are pointing it at without any other mounts or support.

flexible mount

action camera flex mount

Flex mounts on Amazon

Yes it will fit a flexible, goose neck type mount, you can find them with gopro or 1/4" mount options on them.

handlebar & pole mount

action camera handlebar mount

Handlebar mounts on Amazon

Yes you can attach the camera on to a handlebar, pole style action camera mount for your motorcycle, bike, or paddle.

in your hand

Yes you can hold this camera nicely in your hand as it grips well with your fingers and palm around it and you won't get your fingers in the way like differently shaped action cameras.

quarter inch mount

Yes this can fit on to mounts and accessories that have a quarter inch thread on them, things like tripods and other mounts with that 1/4" threaded bolt on it.

selfie stick mount

action camera selfie stick mount

Selfie sticks on Amazon

Yes you can attach it to a selfie stick, or short hand stick to hold the camera in-hand.

straps mount

action camera reuseable tie straps diy mounting

Check price @ Amazon for reusable straps

Yes you can use velcro, rubber and other reusable straps to mount this action camera to a surface of your choice.

suction cup mount

action camera suction cup mount

Suction cup mounts on Amazon

Yes you can fit it on to a suction cup mount, these come with 1/4" or gopro style fittings.