Ricoh WG-M1 Review

November 5, 2015 | Amy Davies |


Camera Type Action camera


Size 1/2.3’’ 
Effective Pixels Approx. 14 megapixels
Still (4:3) 14M : 4320x3240, 5M : 2592x1944 (16:9) 10M : 4320x2432
Movie 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x960(50fps), 1280x960(30fps), 1280x720(60fps), 1280x720(30fps), 848x480(60fps), 848x480(120fps)
Sensitivity Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity): Automatic (ISO 100-800)
Shake Reduction Motion Blur Reduction: Electronic image stabilization (movie only)
Usable lenses

In 35mm format equivalent: approx. 16.8mm

Focal Length 3mm
Aperture Maximum Aperture: F2.8
Zoom area

Field of view: Wide, Medium, Narrow, Underwater

Maximum field of view:

Still image : approx. 160°(4:3 wide)
Movie : approx. 137°(1280x960)

Focusing System

Fix focus length

Focus Range:

In air (Lens protector O-LP1531, Underwater lens protector O-LP1532) : 60cm-∞

Underwater (Underwater lens protector O-LP1532) : 80cm-∞


Built-in 1.5’’ LCD screen

Exposure system
Exposure Control Metering System : AiAE, Face AE (not switchable)
Exposure Parameters

Shooting modes: Still, Movie, Time Lapse, Loop recording, Motion detection

Drive modes: Still: Single, Burst Shot

Face Recognition 10 people's faces
White Balance AWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Underwater
Options Playback modes: Photo playback, Movie playback
Internal Built-in memory: approx. 100MB
External Micro SD / micro SDHC Memory Card
File Format

Still: JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0

Movie: MOV/H.264, 30fps/50fps/60fps/120fps

Audio: PCM system, stereo sound

Special Features
Features Water proof: 10m : Equivalent to IPX8 / JIS Class 8 waterproof Shock proof: 2.0m : Conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F Dust proof: IP6X / JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities Freeze proof: -10°C Charging time: Approx. 200 minutes Recording time : 848x 480 (120fps): Maximum recordable time : 60 seconds
Maximum playback time : 4 minutes Lens protector / Underwater lens protector: In order to guarantee the waterproof and dustproof performance, please make sure to attach the lens protector to the camera all the time. Waterproof performance is guaranteed only when the camera is equipped with the underwater lens protector O-LP1532. Burst Shot: Approx. 10fps (number of possible shots fixed) Color model: Orange / Black Verified memory card: SanDisk SDHC 8GB Class4 Others: "*Turn on : When the power is off, press and hold Power Button for more than 2 seconds to turn on the product; or press and hold Playback Button for more than 2 seconds to turn on the product and enter playback mode. *Turn off : When the power is on, press and hold Power Button for more than 2 seconds to turn off the product. *The maximum length is 25 minutes for movie."
Language English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Arabic, Hindi

Interfaces: USB2.0 (Hi-Speed compatible), HDMI port (Type D)

Wireless interface:

Standard : 802.11b/g/n
Frequency : 2.4GHz band
Security : WPA2

Source Rechargeable lithium-ion battery DB-65

Still : Approx. 350 pictures (using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery)

Movie recording : Approx. 150 minutes (using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery)

Playback : Approx. 400 minutes (using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery)

Height 42.5
Width 66.5
Depth 89.5

Approx. 190g (including battery, microSD memory card, and Lens protector O-LP1531)
Approx. 151g (excluding battery, microSD memory card, and Lens protector O-LP1531)

Kit Content

Power adapter GAC-03 EU


RICOH rechargeable LI battery DB-65 EU

Carabiner strap O-ST153

Lens protector O-LP1531

Underwater lens protector O-LP1532

WG Flat Adhesive Mount O-CM1531


RICOH battery charger BJ-6 EU 171874

Power adapter GAC-03 EU 38669

RICOH HDMI cable HC-1 W/W 173611

WG flat adehesive mount O-CM1471 37030

WG handle bar mount O-CM1472 37031

WG suction cup mount O-CM1473 37032

WG repair parts 1 O-CM1474 37034

WG repair parts 2 O-CM1475 37035

WG repair parts 3 O-CM1476 37036

WG Flat Adhensive Mount2 O-CM1532 37041

WG Wrist Strap Mount O-CM1533 37042

WG Peg Mount O-CM1534 37043

WG Magnet Mount O-CM1535 37044

WG Helmet Strap Mount O-CM1536 37045

WG Grip Adapter O-MA1531 37046

WG Angle Adapter O-MA1532 37047