• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 280.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm JZ500 advantages over Ricoh WG-30

  • More telephoto lens reach
    280 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel

Ricoh WG-30 advantages over Fujifilm JZ500

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.1 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 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

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 Panasonic DMC-ZR1

Fujifilm JZ500
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Ricoh WG-30
Panasonic DMC-ZR1
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $280
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FH20

Fujifilm JZ500
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Ricoh WG-30
Panasonic DMC-FH20
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Fujifilm JZ300

Fujifilm JZ500
Fujifilm JZ300
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Ricoh WG-30
Fujifilm JZ300
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax RZ10

Fujifilm JZ500
Pentax RZ10
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Ricoh WG-30
Pentax RZ10
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Fujifilm T300

Fujifilm JZ500
Fujifilm T300
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Ricoh WG-30
Fujifilm T300
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
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