• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Ricoh WG-4 over Canon N100

  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon N100 over Ricoh WG-4

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon G15

Ricoh WG-4
Canon G15
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G16

Ricoh WG-4
Canon G16
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Canon S120

Ricoh WG-4
Canon S120
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon N100
Canon S120
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Ricoh WG-4
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
Canon N100
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • 60p

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Ricoh WG-4
Olympus TG-3
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Canon N100
Olympus TG-3
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • 60p
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