Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50xx, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 4xx optical zoom digital camera (46x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
Moderately higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels pixels, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels lower).
User reviews are better
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average user review score of 88%, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average rating of 83% (based on 25 reviews).
9 Reasons For
45% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 7.2xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (7.2xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 12 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (18.5).
Hugely smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a minimum aperture of 2, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 larger).
99mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a maximum focal length of 100mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (99mm shorter).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (6,400).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (60fpsfps).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a weight of 216gg, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442gg digital camera (226g 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.

240 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a digital camera that takes 240 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 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.

Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 80% based on 2 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 73% (based on 18 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
3.2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a digital zoom of 4xx, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 7.2xx digital zoom digital camera (3.2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12 smaller).
42% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.4 larger than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (2).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 99mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (100mmmm).
3 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 higher).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442gg digital camera. That's 226g heavier than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (216gg). 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.

Thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS takes 210 shots shots per battery charge, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS only takes 240 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.

Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 73%, whereas the average expert rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 4xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 46x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (4xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (25mmmm).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (125).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (460,000 pixels pixels).
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Older by eleven months
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is eleven months older than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
User review Rating is Worse
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average user score of 83%, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average user rating of 88% (based on 57 reviews).

Awards

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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
16.79MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 14m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.4 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm 100mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure
13/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
200x 28.8x
BEST
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 0.1 ‐ 0.5
Manual Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 ‐ 0.3
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 4s
BEST
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
1.3 - 3 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.2 - 10.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 70MB

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,10
Sharpness Level
 Normal
 Soft+
 Normal
 Soft+
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
442g 216g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 64.5mm
Depth
91.9mm 32mm
Width
120mm 125mm
Weight Including Battery
442g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH D-LI92
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 240 shots
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Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data MediaImpression 3.6.2 LE, MediaImpression 2.2 LE
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data FCC

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
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