• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S8600 advantages over Ricoh WG-30

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    900 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Ricoh WG-30 advantages over Fujifilm S8600

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Thinner
    30 mm vs 64 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    192g vs 450g
    Lighter weight
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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 an external screen to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • 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 Olympus SP-810UZ

Fujifilm S8600
Olympus SP-810UZ
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Ricoh WG-30
Olympus SP-810UZ
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB2100

Fujifilm S8600
Samsung WB2100
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Ricoh WG-30
Samsung WB2100
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon L820

Fujifilm S8600
Nikon L820
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Ricoh WG-30
Nikon L820
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon L830

Fujifilm S8600
Nikon L830
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
Ricoh WG-30
Nikon L830
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $218
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon L840

Fujifilm S8600
Nikon L840
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Ricoh WG-30
Nikon L840
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
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