• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus XZ-10 advantages over Ricoh WG-4 GPS

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.55 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 1.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Ricoh WG-4 GPS advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 200 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P300

Olympus XZ-10
Nikon P300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Nikon P300
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Olympus XZ-10
Olympus TG-1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer battery life
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Olympus TG-1
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • GPS
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon S120

Olympus XZ-10
Canon S120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Canon S120
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Olympus XZ-10
Ricoh WG-4
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Less expensive
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Ricoh WG-4
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Olympus XZ-10
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $284
  • 1/2.3 inch
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