• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh WG-30w advantages over Panasonic TS6

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic TS6 advantages over Ricoh WG-30w

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 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 Olympus TG-850

Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-850
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-850
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Nikon L32

Ricoh WG-30w
Nikon L32
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Panasonic TS6
Nikon L32
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-860
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-860
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-870
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-870
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Ricoh WG-50

Ricoh WG-30w
Ricoh WG-50
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Panasonic TS6
Ricoh WG-50
  • $998
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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