• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh WG-5 GPS advantages over Olympus TG-5

  • Less expensive
    $297 vs $449
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus TG-5 advantages over Ricoh WG-5 GPS

  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 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

  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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-2

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Olympus TG-2
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-2
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-5
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Ricoh WG-4
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-5
Ricoh WG-4
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Olympus TG-3
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-3
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Olympus TG-4
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-4
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
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