Ricoh WG-30 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Ricoh WG-30
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3 higher than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (3,200).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (30fpsfps).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a weight of 172gg, however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 285gg digital camera (113g heavier). 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.

9 Reasons For
0.4 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 (2.8).
72% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 483mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 343mm longer than the Ricoh WG-30 (483mmmm).
22% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a minimum focal length of 23mmmm, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (5mm longer).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Ricoh WG-30 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 4.8"" screen digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (2.1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Ninety-four more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 394 shots, but 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.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 60 reviews, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has an average expert review score of 71%, however the Ricoh WG-30 has an average rating of 70% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 714 reviews, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has an average user review score of 93%, however the Ricoh WG-30 has an average rating of 74% (based on 21 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
8% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (5.9).
0.7 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a maximum focal length of 140mmmm, however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 483mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (343mm longer).
5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm longer than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (23mmmm).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (100).
Smaller screen size Edit
Ricoh WG-30 is only 2.7"" screen. That's 2.1" smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (4.8""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Only 300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 only takes 394 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.

Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Ricoh WG-30 is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 71% (based on 60 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Ricoh WG-30 is only 74%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is 93% (based on 714 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 higher).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, but the Ricoh WG-30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
40% heavier Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 285gg digital camera. That's 113g heavier than the Ricoh WG-30 (285gg). 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.

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Over two years older
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is older than the Ricoh WG-30 by two years.

Awards

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Date Released

11 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
16.3MP
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
 4608 x 3072
 3648 x 2736
 4096 x 2304
 1984 x 1488
 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
 4608 x 3072
 3648 x 2736
 4096 x 2304
 1984 x 1488
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 17MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
21x
Digital Zoom
7.2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.5 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
140mm 483mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 23mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 4.1 - 86.1
Lens Structure
11/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Continuous 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 0.8 - ∞, 3.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - 0.8
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 3.5
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
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
3,200
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
16s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.2 - 2.5 0.5 - 1.8
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Flash Range
0.2 - 3.9 0.5 - 3.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 WEBM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 WEBM
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 768 x 512
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 768 x 512
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AMR
 FLAC
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 3GA
 AAC++
 AMR
 FLAC
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 3GA
 AAC++
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory
68MB 8.2GB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 4.8"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Grey
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Grey
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Movie
 Single image
Processor Clock Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600MHz
Operating System Installed
 Android 4.3
 Android 4.3
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Cuisine
 Dawn
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Cuisine
 Dawn
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
172g
BEST
285g
Height
61.5mm 71.2mm
Depth
29.6mm 19.3mm
Width
122.5mm 132.5mm
Weight Including Battery
192g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
D-LI92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 394 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
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