• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Ricoh WG-4 over Canon S120

  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon S120 over Ricoh WG-4

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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)
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer shutter
    250 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon N100

Ricoh WG-4
Canon N100
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon S120
Canon N100
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen

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 S120
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon AW120

Ricoh WG-4
Nikon AW120
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • 60p
  • $241
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon S120
Nikon AW120
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $241
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon P340

Ricoh WG-4
Nikon P340
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon S120
Nikon P340
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Ricoh WG-4
Olympus TG-3
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Canon S120
Olympus TG-3
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
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