• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Ricoh WG-80 advantages over Nikon Z 30

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $710 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 59 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    194g vs 390g
    Lighter weight

Nikon Z 30 advantages over Ricoh WG-80

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.22 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.9 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Ricoh WG-50

Ricoh WG-80
Ricoh WG-50
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon Z 30
Ricoh WG-50
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm XP140

Ricoh WG-80
Fujifilm XP140
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Manual focus
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm XP140
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Ricoh WG-6

Ricoh WG-80
Ricoh WG-6
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen
Nikon Z 30
Ricoh WG-6
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $331
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Ricoh WG-80
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z 30
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30 II

Ricoh WG-80
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z 30
Fujifilm X-T30 II
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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