• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P300 advantages over Ricoh WG-4 GPS

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $380 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Ricoh WG-4 GPS advantages over Nikon P300

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 Nikon P310

Nikon P300
Nikon P310
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoots 1080p video
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Nikon P310
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Nikon P300
Fujifilm XF1
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Fujifilm XF1
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax WG-3 GPS

Nikon P300
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Nikon P300
Olympus XZ-10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Olympus XZ-10
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Nikon P300
Ricoh WG-4
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Ricoh WG-4
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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