• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon AW120 advantages over Ricoh WG-30w

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.9 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Ricoh WG-30w advantages over Nikon AW120

  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 Canon A1300

Nikon AW120
Canon A1300
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Ricoh WG-30w
Canon A1300
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Nikon AW120
Olympus TG-850
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-850
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Nikon AW120
Olympus TG-860
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-860
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon AW120
Nikon AW130
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
Ricoh WG-30w
Nikon AW130
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon W300

Nikon AW120
Nikon W300
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-30w
Nikon W300
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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