• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD880 IS advantages over Ricoh WG-30

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.4 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Ricoh WG-30 advantages over Canon SD880 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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 Samsung NV24 HD

Canon SD880 IS
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight
Ricoh WG-30
Samsung NV24 HD
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX35

Canon SD880 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX35
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Longer exposure
Ricoh WG-30
Panasonic DMC-FX35
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SD790 IS

Canon SD880 IS
Canon SD790 IS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $201
  • 1/2.3 inch
Ricoh WG-30
Canon SD790 IS
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $201
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX500

Canon SD880 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX500
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Longer exposure
Ricoh WG-30
Panasonic DMC-FX500
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Pentax E70

Canon SD880 IS
Pentax E70
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Ricoh WG-30
Pentax E70
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $140
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
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