Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Ricoh WG-30

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Ricoh WG-30

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
A bit higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.1MP lower). 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.

Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has an optical zoom of 65x, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (60x 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
3% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 (3.5).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,225mm longer than the Ricoh WG-30 (140mm).
A lot shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum focal length of 21mm, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (7mm longer).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
11s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15s, however the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

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

0.3" larger screen size Edit
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is 3" screen, but the Ricoh WG-30 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). 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.

Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS takes 340.00 shots per battery charge, however the Ricoh WG-30 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.

WiFi connectivity Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports WiFi connectivity, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

6 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (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.

50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (60fps).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 229,078 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (230,000 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a weight of 172g, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera (435g 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.

Cheaper by £268
The Ricoh WG-30 costs £268.31 less than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
3.2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 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 lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has a display resolution of 922 pixels, however the Ricoh WG-30 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (229,078 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 607g digital camera. That's 435g heavier than the Ricoh WG-30 (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.

£268 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is more expensive than the Ricoh WG-30 by £268.31.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, but 4 shops sell the Ricoh WG-30. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One month older
The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is older than the Ricoh WG-30 by one month.
11 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (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.

Twelve times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 60x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (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.

1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (5.5).
0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
1,225mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 has a maximum focal length of 140mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is a 1,365mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,225mm longer).
25% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 7mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (28mm).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (125).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Ricoh WG-30 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (4s). Read more

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

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (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.

Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Ricoh WG-30 is 300.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS only takes 340.00 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.

Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 does not support WiFi connectivity, but the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
65x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
5.5
Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
1,365mm
BEST
140mm
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 247 5 - 25
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/9
Combined Zoom
260x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0 - ∞, 1.8 - ∞ 0.1 - 0.6
Macro Focusing Range
0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.8 - 3 0.2 - 2.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.2 - 3.9
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 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
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 68MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922 pixels 230,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Auto
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Sports
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Sports
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
607g 172g
BEST
Height
92.6mm 61.5mm
Depth
114.3mm 29.6mm
Width
127.6mm 122.5mm
Weight Including Battery
650g 192g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 USB
 Battery
 DC
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-10L D-LI92
Battery Capacity
920mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
340 shots
BEST
300 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
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