• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh WG-4 GPS advantages over Canon G9X Mark II

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 31 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G9X Mark II advantages over Ricoh WG-4 GPS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 1.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Impressive image quality; Improved JPEGs and good high ISO quality for its class; Compact camera body; Fast maximum aperture; Reliable autofocus; Improved performance.

  • No tilting display; No viewfinder; Lens is not very wide; Slow buffer clearing; Mediocre battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Sony RX100
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax WG-3

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Pentax WG-3
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon G9X Mark II
Pentax WG-3
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Pentax WG-3 GPS

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon G9X Mark II
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Ricoh WG-4
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon G9X Mark II
Ricoh WG-4
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G9X

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
Canon G9X
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G9X Mark II
Canon G9X
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $400
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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