• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 270.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh R8 advantages over Samsung ST200F

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Samsung ST200F advantages over Ricoh R8

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $410 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    270 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 26 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W170

Ricoh R8
Sony DSC-W170
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung ST200F
Sony DSC-W170
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic DMC-LZ10

Ricoh R8
Panasonic DMC-LZ10
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $188
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung ST200F
Panasonic DMC-LZ10
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $188
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon SD890 IS

Ricoh R8
Canon SD890 IS
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
Samsung ST200F
Canon SD890 IS
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S6200

Ricoh R8
Nikon S6200
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung ST200F
Nikon S6200
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Ricoh R8
Panasonic SZ3
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Samsung ST200F
Panasonic SZ3
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Longer exposure
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