• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S110 advantages over Ricoh WG-5 GPS

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh WG-5 GPS advantages over Canon S110

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Bright lens; Good image quality; Compact body; Feature-set caters to experienced photographers; Works hand-in-hand with your smartphone.

  • Sub-par battery life; Performance is still spotty; Lens defects at wide angle; Geotagging is reliant on smartphone; No remote shooting support.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S100

Canon S110
Canon S100
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Canon S100
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Canon S110
Panasonic LF1
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Panasonic LF1
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica C

Canon S110
Leica C
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Leica C
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Canon S110
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Canon S110
Olympus TG-3
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Olympus TG-3
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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