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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an image stabilizer, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50x, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 4x 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.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm. That's 1,100mm longer than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (100mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Moderately higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS supports PictBridge, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS does not support PictBridge.
$64 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is $64.03 cheaper than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS.
Available from 18 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.
Two more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has 1 award.
Expert reviews are marginally better
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average expert review score of 75%, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average rating of 71% (based on 17 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average rating of 81% (based on 15 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 0.79MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (16.79MP). 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.

45% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (7.2x). 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 number Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a maximum aperture number of 18.5. That's 12 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (18.5).
Hugely smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 2 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 larger).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a GPS (satellite), however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

202g lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a weight of 216g, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 418g digital camera (202g 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.

240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a digital camera that takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 16.79MP digital camera (0.79MP higher). 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.

3.2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 7.2x 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 number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12 smaller).
42% larger minimum aperture number 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).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 418g digital camera. That's 202g heavier than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (216g). 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 Against
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 46x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (4x). 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,100mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (25mm).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by $64
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is $64.03 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
Not as many stockists
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is stocked by 21 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by four months
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is four months older than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
Two less awards
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has only received 1 award, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has received 3 awards.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS only has an average expert score of 71%, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 17 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average user score of 81%, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average user rating of 91% (based on 939 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 32 months Ago

Picture Quality

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

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 14m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
200x
BEST
28.8x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 0.1 ‐ 0.5
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 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 (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.3m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 80
 125
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 25
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 80
 125
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Sharpness Levels
 Normal
 Normal
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
418g 216g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 64.5mm
Depth
91.9mm 32mm
Width
120mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
442g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH D-LI92
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data MediaImpression 3.6.2 LE, MediaImpression 2.2 LE
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data FCC

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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