Ricoh WG-30 vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Ricoh WG-30
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
75% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Ricoh WG-30 is 4ss maximum shutter speed. That's 3s longer than the Sony DSC-WX220 (1ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps higher than the Sony DSC-WX220 (50fpsfps).
300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Ricoh WG-30 is 300 shots, but the Sony DSC-WX220 only takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (2.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera. That's 67g lighter than the Ricoh WG-30 (105gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

18% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a height of 52.4mmmm, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 61.5mmmm tall digital camera (9.1mm taller).
8mm thinner Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 21.6mmmm deep, but the Ricoh WG-30 is a 29.6mmmm deep digital camera (8mm thicker).
$252 cheaper
The Sony DSC-WX220 is $251.60 cheaper than the Ricoh WG-30.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average expert review score of 81% based on 8 reviews, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 has an average rating of 70% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-WX220 has an average user review score of 89% based on 165 reviews, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 has an average rating of 74% (based on 21 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
2.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 2.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (18.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-WX220 (100).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels pixels).
67g heavier Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a weight of 172gg, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera (67g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Ricoh WG-30 is 61.5mmmm tall. That's 9.1mm taller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (52.4mmmm).
28% thicker Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 29.6mmmm deep digital camera. That's 8mm thicker than the Sony DSC-WX220 (21.6mmmm).
More expensive by $252
The Ricoh WG-30 is $251.60 more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220.
Less retailers
The Ricoh WG-30 is only stocked by 6 shops, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Ricoh WG-30's average expert score is only 70%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Ricoh WG-30's average user score is only 74%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
3s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 1ss, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (3s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fpsfps, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
Ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, however the Ricoh WG-30 only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Over one year older
The Sony DSC-WX220 is older than the Ricoh WG-30 by 23 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
7.2x
BEST
20x
Maximum Aperture
5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 4.45 - 44.5
Lens Structure
11/9 9/7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - 0.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
1s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.2 - 2.5 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.2 - 3.9 0.2 - 3.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
50fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
68MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Antique
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Antique
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Beach
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Beach
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
172g 105g
BEST
Height
61.5mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
29.6mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
122.5mm
BEST
92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
192g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
D-LI92 NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
210 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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