• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix AW100
  • Ricoh WG-50
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Predecessor:   Ricoh WG-30
WG-30 vs WG-50
Successor:    
General
Model Number: AW100 WG-50
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $349.95 $279.95
Street Price:   $256.47
Date Available: 2011-09-01 2017-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.2 oz (177 g)
includes batteries
6.8 oz (193 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 0.9 in.
(110 x 65 x 23 mm)
4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(123 x 62 x 30 mm)
Waterproof: Yes Yes
Waterproof Depth:   46.00 feet (14 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1464 (3.8 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
960x540 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (120p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo) MP4 (AVC/H.264 video with 32KHz 16-bit PCM audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Zoom-Nikkor VR ED lens, 12 elements in 10 groups Ricoh zoom lens; 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 aspherical elements, protective cover with SP coating
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 25mm 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.9 or 7.8 (wide) / f/4.8 or 9.6 (tele), with ND filter f/3.5 - 4.2 (wide) / f/5.5 - 6.6 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 7.2x; Intelligent Zoom up to 36x total at VGA
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto (9-area automatic selection) Center Face priority Manual with 99 focus areas Subject tracking Contrast Detection: 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF; Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 125 125
ISO Settings: Auto (125 to 800), Fixed Range Auto (125 to 400), 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (125-6400, adjustable), 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Manual (Custom) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1500 - 4 sec 1/4000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Center-weighted (when digital zoom is below 2x), Spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher) Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
Creative Exposure Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shooting, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital SR and Report
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Flash off, Fill flash, Slow sync Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 0.4 to 3.5m (1ft. to 11ft.) [W], 0.5 to 2.2m 1ft. 8 in. to 7ft. 2in.) [T] ISO Auto: Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft., Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft.
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo) MP4 (AVC/H.264 video with 32KHz 16-bit PCM audio)
Included Memory: 83.0 MB 68.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional IR Remote Control E
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.1 1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3 69
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.31 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.31 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.017 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.9 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 250 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL12 Proprietary D-LI92
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL12 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI92 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac OS 10.5.8, 10.6.8, and 10.7.2  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof (10m/33ft), Freezeproof (-10C/14F), Shockproof (1.5m/5ft), BSI CMOS sensor, VR Image Stabilization, GPS, Full HD 1080p movies with stereo sound, Special Effects (record), Filter Effects (playback). Available in black, blue and highly visible orange. Comes with the UE-E23, an attachable 40.5mm thread filter mount adapter. Waterproof to 14m, shockproof to 1.6m, freezeproof down to -10C and crushproof to 100kgf. Available in black or orange.