LCD and Viewfinder
Ricoh WG-5 GPS has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
WG-5 GPS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Ricoh WG-5 GPS has max speed of 14 fps and max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec..
Ricoh WG-5 GPS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from. Ricoh WG-5 GPS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Ricoh WG-5 GPS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Ricoh WG-5 GPS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Ricoh WG-6
which features 4K video recording.
WG-5 GPS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Ricoh WG-5 GPS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect WG-5 GPS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Ricoh WG-5 GPS is mechanized by a battery which gives a shooting lifetime of 240 therefore to CIPA norm.
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Battery Specs Compared to Other Models