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 can shoot continuously at max speed of 14 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately WG-5 GPS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
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.
Battery Ricoh WG-5 GPS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Ricoh WG-5 GPS is $499.95