Compact Camera RICOH WG-80

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Digital compact camera for underwater photography down to 14 meters, featuring a totally renewed exterior design and enhanced operability.

- 16 Megapixel Backside Illuminated 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
- 28-140mm zoom lens (KB equivalent)
- Sturdy and robust body construction (waterproof up to 14 meters, for up to two hours, cold-resistant to -10°C, shockproof to 1.6 m and breakproof to 100 kg)
- Macro function with digital microscope function from 1 cm shooting distance
- Six LED lights for macro shooting and selfie mode, with variable light intensity

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Uncompromising water, shock, dust, and freeze protection.

With features that include uncompromising waterproofing—good for two hours of continuous use at a depth of 14 meters—freeze proofing* that ensures operation at temperatures of −10 °C, shock proofing capable of withstanding drops of 1.6 meters, and crush proofing capable of withstanding forces of 100 kgf, this rugged camera can be used in all conditions.

A rugged chassis ready for the outdoors.

The WG-80 is designed for every imaginable outdoor environment and adds to the experience with features such as Underwater mode for underwater photography, and an Outdoor View setting that adapts monitor brightness to ambient lighting.

Sharp, high-resolution images with 5X optical zoom starting from wide-angle of 28mm*.

Enjoy the high-definition image quality offered by a camera with an approximately 16 effective megapixels, a lens with 5× optical zoom starting from a wide-angle of 28 mm *, and image processing incorporating “ultra-high resolution” technology. * 35 mm format equivalent

Macro lighting via the Ring Light with a brightness that can be adjusted in five levels.

With WG-80, you can now change the brightness of the Ring Light during macro shooting. This allows you to create a three-dimensional effect and to emphasize the contrast with the background, expanding the range of shooting expressions.


Equipped with a chassis featuring the uncompromising water-, dust-, cold-, and shock-resistance so essential for construction worksites, the WG-80 also boasts six LED lamps arranged around the lens to provide lighting for macro photography.

The all-weather adventure camera

A rugged chassis you can rely on in the harshest conditions. Exceptional 14 meter waterproof (up to 2 hours) and 1.6 meter shockproof.

With features that include uncompromising waterproofing—good for two hours of continuous use at a depth of 14 meters—freeze proofing* that ensures operation at temperatures of −10 °C, shock proofing capable of withstanding drops of 1.6 meters, and crush proofing capable of withstanding forces of 100 kgf, this rugged camera can be used in all conditions. * Battery capacity drops with ambient temperature, reducing the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge.

High resolution— with all the must-have features

Sharp, high-resolution images with 5x optical zoom starting from wide-angle of 28mm*.

With a high-performance image processing engine and a back-illuminated CMOS sensor boasting high optical efficiency and an 16 effective megapixels, the WG-80 takes low-noise photos with a wide dynamic range that look beautiful even as prints.


* 35 mm format equivalent.

Macro lighting via the Ring Light with a brightness that can be adjusted in five levels.

With WG-80, you can now use the Ring Light with adjustable brightness. By turning on the six LED lights with adjustable brightness during macro shooting, you can create a three-dimensional effect or emphasize the contrast with the background, expanding the range of shooting expressions. The maximum brightness is now about twice brighter than the previous model.


LED light low


LED light high

Expand your creative horizons with Image Tone.

Customize pictures to your subject or your taste with six image tone options, including the new Cross Process feature for photos with the unique coloring associated with cross-processing film development techniques*, Vibrant for rich, bright, vivid colors, and Slide Film for dynamic, high-contrast images like those produced by reversal film.

* A method for developing photographic film in which developers intended for film of different type are used to produce unique colors.




Slide Film


Cross Process

Shoot Movies in Full HD HDMI  

While the camera can of course record Full HD (16:9) video at 30 fps, it also offers a High Speed Movie mode for recording slow-motion video and an Underwater Movie mode suited to underwater movie recording. Movie and Underwater Movie modes offer Movie SR (shake reduction), which can be used to reduce the effects of camera shake. Movie editing features within the camera let you split video or create movie stills from selected frames. The camera’s HDMI connector (Type D) lets you display movies on TVs and other devices.

Outdoor View Setting

The brightness of the LCD monitor can readily be adapted to changes in ambient lighting conditions for ease of viewing and an improved shooting experience. Brightness can be increased by up to two steps to make dark areas of the display easier to see in sunlight, or lowered by up to two steps to reduce glare for night photography.

The monitor in sunny conditions

Modes to suit various scene

Choose from 25 Shooting Modes.

The camera offers settings suited to every subject, including an Auto Picture mode that automatically identifies the subject type and chooses the appropriate mode, a Landscape mode for vivid shots of green trees or blue sky, a Surf and Snow mode suited to shots backed by brightly-lit beaches or mountain snows, and a Sports mode for shots of fast-moving subjects.

Underwater Mode.

Developed specifically for underwater photography, the WG-80’s Underwater mode reduces the blue color cast so often seen in pictures taken underwater and effectively adjusts contrast to compensate for diffuse underwater light.

Flash Off/Flash On.

In this mode, the camera takes two pictures each time the shutter button is pressed, one with the flash off and the other with it on, letting you concentrate on composition without fiddling with the controls.

* Available in Underwater Mode.

Take amazing macro photographs with the improved Digital Microscope mode.

With lighting provided by six LED lamps positioned around the lens, Digital Microscope mode supports super macro photography. At the default image size of 2M, the WG-80 offers up to 6.6× zoom for astonishing results that look almost like they were taken with a microscope. The WG-80 offers new image size options of up to 12M * that further enhance the potential of Digital Microscope mode with pictures that can be printed at large sizes or cropped during post-processing.

The LED lamps light automatically even during normal macro photography, ensuring that your subject is always well-lit. One of the attractions of the WG-series is that it lets you shoot from as close as 1 cm (0.03ft), letting you get much closer to your subject than an SLR or smartphone camera.


* Maximum zoom is 6.6× (combined optical and digital zoom) at the default image size of 2M, 1.8× (optical zoom) at sizes of 4M, 5M, and 12M.

Loaded with welcome features that makes taking photos fun!

Get Creative with Post-Shooting Digital Filters!

Adjust colors or use special effects to style photos for maximum impact.

Toy Camera


Extract Color

Automatically Capture Smiling Faces with Smile Capture!

The camera detects portrait subjects and automatically releases the shutter when it spots the subject smiling. The camera also detects when the subject is blinking and displays the message, “Closed eyes have been detected”

Self-Portrait Assist. 

When the camera detects the face of a portrait subject, the macro LEDs around the lens will light to show your location in the frame. The Smile Capture feature can also be activated during selfies.

Shrink Faces with the Small Face Filter!

Retouch photos after shooting to reduce the size of faces relative to everything else. Faces can be reduced in size by approximately 5, 7, or 10 percent.

* The desired results may not be achieved under some conditions.

Compress Time with Interval Movie!

Create time-lapse movies from still images taken automatically at preset intervals. Choose interval settings from 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes.


* The camera does not store the individual still images separately.

Other Features

  • Face detection autofocus and auto exposure for up to 32 subjects
  • Auto Tracking AF/AF assist lamp
  • Pixel Track SR
  • Continuous shooting
  • Burst shooting
  • Auto bracketing
  • D-Range (dynamic range) options
  • Ink Rubbing filter
  • Quick movie editing
  • Support for remote control (remote control available separately)

Product Specifications

Article Number003122,003127
Image Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Image Tone Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Slide Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Effective Pixels

Approx. 16 megapixels


16M, 12M(1:1), 12M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M, 2M(16:9), 1024, 640


1920, 1280


RICOH lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)

Focal Length

5 - 25 mm

(in 35mm format equivalent) Approx. 28 - 140mm
Maximum Aperture F3.5(W) - F5.5(T)
Type 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range Standard: 0.5m -  infinity / 1.64ft. -  infinity (entire zoom range)
(From lens face) Macro:0.1 -  0.6m / 0.33 - 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
  Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available

2.7" Wide LCD, approx. 230K dots, AR Coating(Cover only)

Scene modes 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 Face Detection AF&AE is 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)

Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color 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


1/4000 - 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter), 4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)


Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge.
Ring Light Mode

Effective Range
Flash Range Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft. (ISO Auto)
(Except  Ring Light Mode) Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft. (ISO Auto)
Storage Capacity

Built-in Memory (approx. 68MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Interfaces USB2.0(Micro-B), HDMI output terminal(Type D)
Water proof / Dustproof Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities

Other detailed information

Date Imprint   *Date Imprint Available(Date, Time, Date & time) (except Green)
Image Tone   Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Slide Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
World  time   Supported
Text Size   Standard, Large
Smallest Wide F4.2
aperture Tele F6.6
Maximum Magnification   Approx.  0.4 x
  Focus mode 1cm Macro
  Focal length Focal Length 9.26mm, Focusing distance 0.01m
Focus type (TTL or not)   TTL contrast detection auto focus system
AF assist lamp   available
Manual focus range   0.01m -  infinity (Depends on the zooming steps. 0.01m is only available in 2 - 4 zoom step.)
Face detection (how many)   32 faces
Total pixels   Approx. 16.76 megapixels
Number of individual recorded pixels Still 16M(4608 x 3456), 12M(1:1)(3456 x 3456), 12M(16:9)(4608 x 2592), 7M(3072 x 2304), 5M(16:9)(3072 x 1728), 5M(2592 x 1944), 4M(16:9)(2592 x 1464), 3M(2048 x 1536), 2M(16:9)(1920 x 1080), 1024(1024 x 768), 640(640 x 480)

* In Digital Microscope mode, Recorded Pixels are 12M(16:9)(4608 x 2592)、 5M(16:9)(3072 x 1728)、4M(16:9)(2592 x 1464)、2M(16:9)(1920 x 1080)
(When the Recorded Pixels other than 2M(16:9)(1920 x 1080) is selected, only the optical zoom is available)
* In continuous shooting mode(High), recorded pixels is fixed to 5M(1600x1200) or 4M(2592x1464) per frame.
* In Report mode, select from 3M (2048 x 1536), 2M (1600 x 1200) or 1280 (1280 x 960).
* In Original Frame mode, recorded pixels is fixed to either 5M(2592 x 1944) or 4M(2592 x 1464).
  Movie 1920(1920 x 1080): approx. 30fps, 1280(1280 x 720): approx. 60/30fps
Quality Level Still ★★★, ★★, ★
  Movie Fixed 
File format Still JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, PRINT Image Matching III
  Movie MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  Audio 【Movie/Underwater Movie】32KHz, 16bit, monaural
【High Speed Movie】8KHz, 16bit, monaural
The Auto ISO range   ISO ISO 125 - 200, ISO 125- 400, ISO 125- 800, ISO 125- 1600,
ISO 125- 3200, ISO 125- 6400
The Auto ISO range for digital SR   ISO 125 - 6400
Dynamic range   available (Shadow/ Highlight adjustment)
Display type TFT or not TFT color LCD
  coverage with coverage
  angle degree -
LCD frame rate   Approx. 30 fps
Auto picture Scene Modes   Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight
Noise reduction   Automatically applied when the shutter speed is slower than 0.25 sec.
Playback functions   One Shot, Index (6  thumb nails, 12 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Select&Delete, Calendar
  Digital filter B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis,
High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter
Movie edit functions   Save as still image , Divide Movies , Adding title picture
Self- timer count   10 sec, 2 sec, Remote Control(immediately, 3 sec)
Start-up Time   Approx. 1.5 sec.
Release Time Lug   Approx. 0.008 sec.
Continuous shooting   Approx. 1.08 frame/sec.
The max. # of frames at conti. Shooting   69
High speed continuous shooting   Approx. 10 fps, 5M(4:3): up to 30 frames, approx. 10 fps, 4M(16:9): up to 30 frames
Audio sampling rate   32kHz, 16bit
Battery life Movie Approx. 90 min. **
Verified memory card   Sandisk, Panasonic, Toshiba
Languages English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Accessories   Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI92, Power Adapter,  USB cable, Strap, Macro Stand
Color model Black
Battery charge time   Approx. 120 min.
Others   * Intelligent zoom not applicable under Report Mode
* Waterproof (Up to 14m (45ft.) for 2hours)
* Shock proof (Up to 1.6m (5.2ft.))
* Operating Temperature -10℃ to 40℃
* Macro Light (ON/OFF, Brigtness)
* Changing Folder name function supported
* HDMI Type D (Micro) port
* Remote control compatible
*Outdoor View Setting

Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery

Battery life Still*: approx. 300 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
  Playback**: approx. 260 min.  (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Motion Blur Reduction Still Pixel Track SR
Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
  Movie Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Zoom Optical Zoom 5X
  Digital Zoom approx. 7.2X 
  Intelligent Zoom approx. 7.5X at 7M,  approx. 36X at 640 (including optical zoom)

* Recording capacity 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.


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