• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 260.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S630 advantages over Ricoh WG-6

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.53 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    260 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    162g vs 246g
    Lighter weight

Ricoh WG-6 advantages over Nikon S630

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    2 months vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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

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 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus 7000

Nikon S630
Olympus 7000
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
Ricoh WG-6
Olympus 7000
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $195
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax W80

Nikon S630
Pentax W80
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
Ricoh WG-6
Pentax W80
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung CL65

Nikon S630
Samsung CL65
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Ricoh WG-6
Samsung CL65
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Nikon S630
Olympus TG-870
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-6
Olympus TG-870
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Ricoh G900

Nikon S630
Ricoh G900
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $800
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
Ricoh WG-6
Ricoh G900
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $800
  • 1/2.3 inch
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