• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-WX9 advantages over Ricoh WG-30w

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.6 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 30 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 194g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Ricoh WG-30w advantages over Sony DSC-WX9

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 25-125mm zoom range; iSweep Panorama; 3D capture modes; Full HD movie modes; Fast autofocus.

  • Slow operation in certain modes; Poor print quality; Soft corners; Lens is blurry all across the bottom of the frame.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 110 HS

Sony DSC-WX9
Canon 110 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Ricoh WG-30w
Canon 110 HS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon 320 HS

Sony DSC-WX9
Canon 320 HS
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 24p video
Ricoh WG-30w
Canon 320 HS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung MV900F

Sony DSC-WX9
Samsung MV900F
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Ricoh WG-30w
Samsung MV900F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Sony DSC-WX9
Olympus TG-850
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-850
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Sony DSC-WX9
Olympus TG-860
  • $175
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-30w
Olympus TG-860
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
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