Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an optical zoom of 24x, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (19x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

23.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a minimum focal length of 4.5mm, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (23.5mm longer).
Fourty more auto focus points Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has 49.00 auto focus points, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only has nine auto focus points.
25 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
56s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an internal memory of 128MB, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only a 68MB internal memory digital camera (60MB smaller).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 7 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6624 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi ranks No. 11760.
Expert reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has an average expert review score of 88% based on 8 reviews, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has an average rating of 83% (based on 1 review).
13 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Waterproof Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is not waterproof. Read more

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

45% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (7.2x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2.7 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (5.5).
Vastly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is an 11 minimum aperture digital camera (7.5 larger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a maximum focal length of 140mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is only a 108mm maximum focal length digital camera (32mm shorter).
Vastly smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.29m larger).
2.7" larger screen size Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 2.7" larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (2.7"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

519g lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a weight of 172g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 691g digital camera (519g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

49% shorter Edit
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 61.5mm tall. That's 30mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (61.5mm).
Significantly thinner Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 29.6mm deep digital camera. That's 87.5mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (29.6mm).
Narrower Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 122.5mm wide digital camera. That's 9.1mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (122.5mm).
Cheaper by £260
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi costs £260 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Not waterproof Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is not waterproof, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof. Read more

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

3.2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera (3.2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a maximum aperture of 2.8, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.7 smaller).
69% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is an 11 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 7.5 larger than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (3.5).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 108mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 32mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (140mm).
97% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.29m larger than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (0.01m).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 691g digital camera. That's 519g heavier than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (172g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

30mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is a 91.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 61.5mm tall digital camera (30mm shorter).
87.5mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a depth of 117.1mm, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 29.6mm deep digital camera (87.5mm thinner).
A little wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 has a width of 131.6mm, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 122.5mm wide digital camera (9.1mm narrower).
£260 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is more expensive than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi by £260.
Over one year older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is older than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi by 23 months.
10 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 19x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (5x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 23.5mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (28mm).
Only nine auto focus points Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a nine auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only has 49.00 auto focus points.
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (125).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 56s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 68MB internal memory digital camera. That's 60MB smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (68MB).
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 300.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 only takes 380.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only stocked by 6 stores, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 is stocked by 13 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 11760 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 ranks No. 6624.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi's average expert score is 83%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330's is 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
stuff.tv/my/: Gadget Award 2015
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

35 months Ago 11 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
BEST
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Freeze Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dust Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust resistant case
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
24x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
2.8 5.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
11 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
108mm 140mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
4.5mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 108 5 - 25
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.01m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - 0.6
Auto Focus Point
49
BEST
9
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 800
 1600
 3200
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - 2.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - 3.9

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
BEST
Internal Memory
128MB
BEST
68MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
691g 172g
BEST
Height
91.5mm 61.5mm
BEST
Depth
117.1mm 29.6mm
BEST
Width
131.6mm 122.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 192g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI92
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.69kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB,HDMI,AV output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
91.5 x 117.1 x 131.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
4.5 - 108 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 secs - 1/16000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Apps
Panasonic Image App Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting
6 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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