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

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Differences

Sony QX100 advantages over Ricoh WG-5 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)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Lighter weight
    179g vs 236g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 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
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh WG-5 GPS advantages over Sony QX100

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Less expensive
    $297 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony QX100
Sony RX100
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Sony RX100
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Sony RX100 II
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Sony QX100
Olympus TG-3
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
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

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Sony RX100 III
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Sony QX100
Olympus TG-4
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Olympus TG-4
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster shutter
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
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