Ricoh WG-30 vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Ricoh WG-30
Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
20% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 5xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (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.

40mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a maximum focal length of 140mmmm, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 100mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (40mm shorter).
44g lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a weight of 172gg, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 216gg digital camera (44g 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.

5% shorter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 61.5mmmm tall digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (64.5mmmm).
9% thinner Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a depth of 29.6mmmm. That's 2.4mm thinner than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (32mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a width of 122.5mmmm. That's 2.5mm narrower than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (125mmmm).
300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a digital camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

8 Reasons For
Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a maximum aperture of 18.5, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera (13 bigger).
75% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 (2).
3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
A little bigger internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an internal memory of 70MBMB, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 68MBMB internal memory digital camera (2MB smaller).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 3"" screen, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" 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.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, however the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average expert review score of 80%, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 has an average rating of 70% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are better
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average user review score of 83%, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 has an average rating of 74% (based on 21 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Three times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 13 bigger than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (18.5).
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (25mmmm).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 68MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 2MB smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (70MBMB).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a screen size of 2.7"". That's 0.3" smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (3""). 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.

230 pixels 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 Ricoh WG-4 GPS (460,000 pixels pixels).
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Ricoh WG-30 only has an average expert score of 70%, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Ricoh WG-30 only has an average user score of 74%, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average user rating of 83% (based on 25 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an optical zoom of 4xx, but the Ricoh WG-30 is a 5xx optical zoom digital camera (1x bigger). 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.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 100mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 40mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-30 (100mmmm).
21% heavier Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 216gg digital camera. That's 44g heavier than the Ricoh WG-30 (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.

3mm taller Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a height of 64.5mmmm, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 61.5mmmm tall digital camera (3mm shorter).
2.4mm thicker Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 32mmmm deep, but the Ricoh WG-30 is a 29.6mmmm deep digital camera (2.4mm thinner).
Moderately wider Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 125mmmm wide, but the Ricoh WG-30 is a 122.5mmmm wide digital camera (2.5mm narrower).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS takes 240 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.

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Over one year older
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is older than the Ricoh WG-30 by 23 months.

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Date Released

11 months Ago 34 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
16.79MP
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 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
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red
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
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Shock resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Shock resistant
Freeze Resistant
1 1
Crash Proof
1 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
7.2x 7.2x
Maximum Aperture
5.5 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
140mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure
11/9 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - 0.6 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 ‐ 0.5
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 0.01 ‐ 0.3
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
125 125
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)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.2 - 2.5 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Range
0.2 - 3.9 0.2 - 10.4

Video

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
68MB 70MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 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
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,10
Sharpness Level
 Normal
 Soft+
 Normal
 Soft+
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DPOF
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
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Close-up (macro)
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Close-up (macro)
 Self-portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
172g
BEST
216g
Height
61.5mm
BEST
64.5mm
Depth
29.6mm
BEST
32mm
Width
122.5mm
BEST
125mm
Weight Including Battery
192g
BEST
236g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
D-LI92 D-LI92
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
240 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 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

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data FCC
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