• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon T6s advantages over Ricoh WG-50

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.8 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 69 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh WG-50 advantages over Canon T6s

  • Less expensive
    $275* vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    15 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Good high ISO performance for its class; Very fast autofocus; Servo AF in Live View; Quick Control Dial & top-plate LCD screen.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Below average battery life; No 60p video frame rate.

The Competition

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Canon T6s
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Ricoh WG-50
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Canon T6s
Olympus TG-860
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Ricoh WG-50
Olympus TG-860
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon T6s
Nikon D7200
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Ricoh WG-50
Nikon D7200
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Pentax K-70

Canon T6s
Pentax K-70
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Ricoh WG-50
Pentax K-70
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 77D

Canon T6s
Canon 77D
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Ricoh WG-50
Canon 77D
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
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