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

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Differences

Panasonic F5 advantages over Ricoh WG-50

  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    121g vs 193g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Ricoh WG-50 advantages over Panasonic F5

  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.1 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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 Nikon S4100

Panasonic F5
Nikon S4100
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
Ricoh WG-50
Nikon S4100
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony W620

Panasonic F5
Sony W620
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Ricoh WG-50
Sony W620
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony W710

Panasonic F5
Sony W710
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Ricoh WG-50
Sony W710
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Panasonic F5
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-50
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Panasonic F5
Olympus TG-870
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh WG-50
Olympus TG-870
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
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