• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L32 advantages over Ricoh WG-5 GPS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    130 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 570 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    164g vs 236g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Ricoh WG-5 GPS advantages over Nikon L32

  • Less expensive
    $297 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your 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
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
    1.5 fps vs 1.1 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 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 TS5

Nikon L32
Panasonic TS5
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Panasonic TS5
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Manual focus
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon L28

Nikon L32
Nikon L28
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Nikon L28
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Nikon L32
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Nikon L32
Olympus TG-3
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Olympus TG-3
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon N2

Nikon L32
Canon N2
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Canon N2
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
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