• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon B500 advantages over Ricoh WG-80

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    900 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    23 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Ricoh WG-80 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 96 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    1 month vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    194g vs 541g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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 Samsung WB1100F

Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
Ricoh WG-80
Samsung WB1100F
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon B500
Nikon P530
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
Ricoh WG-80
Nikon P530
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Ricoh WG-80
Nikon L840
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Ricoh WG-50

Nikon B500
Ricoh WG-50
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Ricoh WG-80
Ricoh WG-50
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Ricoh WG-6

Nikon B500
Ricoh WG-6
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
Ricoh WG-80
Ricoh WG-6
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen
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