• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 330 HS advantages over Ricoh WG-6

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    240 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 33 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    144g vs 246g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Ricoh WG-6 advantages over Canon 330 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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 Canon 310 HS

Canon 330 HS
Canon 310 HS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Wider angle lens
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
Ricoh WG-6
Canon 310 HS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung ST200F

Canon 330 HS
Samsung ST200F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Ricoh WG-6
Samsung ST200F
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Canon 330 HS
Samsung WB35F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-6
Samsung WB35F
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Canon 330 HS
Olympus TG-870
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-6
Olympus TG-870
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Ricoh WG-50

Canon 330 HS
Ricoh WG-50
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Ricoh WG-6
Ricoh WG-50
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
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