Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs Ricoh WG-4

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is an 18.1MP digital camera. That's 1.31MP higher than the Ricoh WG-4 (16.79MP). 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 optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 26x bigger than the Ricoh WG-4 (4x). 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.

740mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a maximum focal length of 840mm, however the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera (740mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-4 (25mm).
Eleven more aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has 15.00 aspheric elements, however the Ricoh WG-4 only has four aspheric elements.
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 (125).
87% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Ricoh WG-4 (4s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Ricoh WG-4 (460,000 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports PictBridge, but the Ricoh WG-4 does not.
2g lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a weight of 214g, however the Ricoh WG-4 is a 216g digital camera (2g 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.

300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Ricoh WG-4 only takes 240.00 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.

9 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Ricoh WG-4 is 86% (based on 10 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a digital zoom of 7.2x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (3.2x smaller). 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.

12.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a maximum aperture of 18.5, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (12.1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.3 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (2).
58MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has an internal memory of 70MB, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is only a 12MB internal memory digital camera (58MB smaller).
£10 cheaper
The Ricoh WG-4 costs £229.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is £238.99.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
80% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 (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.

Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 12.1 bigger than the Ricoh WG-4 (18.5).
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.3 smaller).
Five times smaller internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 12MB internal memory digital camera. That's 58MB smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 (70MB).
More expensive by £10
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is £9.99 more expensive than the Ricoh WG-4.
14 Reasons Against
1.31MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a megapixel count of 16.79MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is an 18.1MP digital camera (1.31MP 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has an optical zoom of 4x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (26x bigger). 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.

8x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 740mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (100mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Only four aspheric elements Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a four aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 only has 15.00 aspheric elements.
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

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

460,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels higher).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 does not support PictBridge, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 supports PictBridge.
1% heavier Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 216g digital camera. That's 2g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (216g). 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.

Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 2 shops sells the Ricoh WG-4, however 11 sellers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Three months older
The Ricoh WG-4 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 by three months.
Lower user review Score
The Ricoh WG-4 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 126 reviews).

Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
18.1MP
BEST
16.79MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3672
BEST
 4896 x 3672
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
18.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 14m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dust-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust-resistant
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.4 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.3 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
840mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.5 - 18
Extra / Smart Zoom
71.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
12/9 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8x
Aspheric Element
15
BEST
4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 ‐ 0.5
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 ‐ 0.3
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 125
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 125
 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)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3.3 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Range
0.6 - 6.4 0.2 - 10.4

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
12MB 70MB
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
19.6x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Sharpness Level
 Normal
 Soft+
 Normal
 Soft+
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
214g
BEST
216g
Height
64.3mm 64.5mm
Depth
34.4mm 32mm
Width
110.6mm 125mm
Weight Including Battery
240g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI92
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
240 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data MediaImpression 3.6.2 LE, MediaImpression 2.2 LE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

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

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data FCC

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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