• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 29.00mm - 145.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic DMC-FS25S advantages over Ricoh WG-80

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    148g vs 194g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Ricoh WG-80 advantages over Panasonic DMC-FS25S

  • 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.
  • Newer
    2 years vs 15 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 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

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
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 Panasonic DMC-FS15

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Ricoh WG-80
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-W290

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Sony DSC-W290
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Ricoh WG-80
Sony DSC-W290
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung SL820

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Samsung SL820
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Ricoh WG-80
Samsung SL820
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Ricoh WG-50

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Ricoh WG-50
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
Ricoh WG-80
Ricoh WG-50
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Ricoh WG-6

Panasonic DMC-FS25S
Ricoh WG-6
  • $175
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
Ricoh WG-80
Ricoh WG-6
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen
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