Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi vs Sony ILCE-QX1

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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
73% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 5.2x bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (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.

65mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a maximum focal length of 140mm, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (65mm shorter).
Twenty-four times smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.24m larger).
Cheaper by £69
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is £69.10 cheaper than the Sony ILCE-QX1.
Better selling
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi ranks No. 49882 by number of sales, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 ranks No. 124559.
Significantly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 74% based on 21 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 40% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (20.1MP). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.5 smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (36).
4mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (24mm).
25.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 25.00, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only has nine auto focus points.
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (16,000).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (100).
87% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (30s). Read more

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

14g lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a weight of 158g, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 172g digital camera (14g 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.

440.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 takes 440.00 shots per battery charge, however 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.1MP). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 30.5 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (36).
4mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (24mm).
Only nine auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is nine, but the Sony ILCE-QX1 only has 25.00 auto focus points.
Two times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (16,000).
20% 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 Sony ILCE-QX1 (100).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s. That's 26s shorter than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (30s). Read more

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

14g heavier Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a weight of 172g, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 158g digital camera (14g lighter). 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.

Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 only takes 440.00 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.

7 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 5.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

65mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (65mm longer).
Significantly larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.24m smaller).
More expensive by £69
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is £69.10 more expensive than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.
Older by two months
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is two months older than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.
Less popular
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 124559 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi ranks No. 49882.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only 40%, whereas the average user rating of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 74% (based on 21 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
7.2x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
5.5 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
140mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 16 - 50
Lens Structure
11/9 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m
BEST
0.25m
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - 0.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9 25
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 16000
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 16,000
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Tele Flash Range
0.2 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.2 - 3.9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
68MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.22x

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
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
172g 158g
BEST
Height
61.5mm 69.5mm
Depth
29.6mm 52.5mm
Width
122.5mm 74mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
192g
BEST
216g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
D-LI92 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots 440 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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