Canon PowerShot G9 X vs Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Canon PowerShot G9 X
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

1.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a minimum aperture of 2, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 larger).
31.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon PowerShot G9 X is 31.00, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only has nine auto focus points.
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (6,400).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (4s). Read more

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

Larger screen size Edit
Canon PowerShot G9 X is 3" screen. That's 0.3" larger than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

78% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (230,000 pixels).
Shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a height of 57.9mm. That's 3.6mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (61.5mm).
Narrower Edit
Canon PowerShot G9 X is 98mm wide. That's 24.5mm narrower than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (122.5mm).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
9 Reasons For
40% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (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.

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 Canon PowerShot G9 X (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.

A lot longer maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a maximum focal length of 140mm, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X is only an 84mm maximum focal length digital camera (56mm shorter).
4x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 0.05m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m larger).
Marginally lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a weight of 172g, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 185g digital camera (13g 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.

Thinner Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a depth of 29.6mm. That's 1.2mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (29.6mm).
300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X only takes 220.00 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.

Cheaper by £231
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi costs £169.00, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X is £399.99.
Better selling
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi ranks No. 49681 by number of sales, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X ranks No. 100058.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
67% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a maximum focal length of 84mm, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (56mm longer).
0.04m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a closest focusing distance of 0.05m, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m smaller).
A bit heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a weight of 185g, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 172g digital camera (13g 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.

Thicker Edit
Canon PowerShot G9 X is 30.8mm deep. That's 1.2mm thicker than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (29.6mm).
Only 220.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X takes 220.00 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.

More expensive by £231
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is £230.99 more expensive than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 100058 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi ranks No. 49681.
11 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (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.

1.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
Only nine auto focus points Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has nine auto focus points, however the Canon PowerShot G9 X only has 31.00 auto focus points.
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (6,400).
Seven times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s shorter than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (4s). Read more

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

12% smaller screen size Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a screen size of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (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.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (230,000 pixels).
Taller Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 61.5mm tall digital camera. That's 3.6mm taller than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (61.5mm).
20% wider Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a width of 122.5mm. That's 24.5mm wider than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (122.5mm).
Not as many stockists
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only stocked by 4 retailers, however the Canon PowerShot G9 X is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 14 months older than the Canon PowerShot G9 X.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
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 1
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84mm 140mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range
10.2 - 30.6 5 - 25
Extra / Smart Zoom
6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/6 11/9
Combined Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m 0.01m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.1 - 0.6
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
31
BEST
9
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
125 125
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
30s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.4 0.2 - 2.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 0.2 - 3.9
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
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
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x424@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x424@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
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
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
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
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
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
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
185g 172g
BEST
Height
57.9mm
BEST
61.5mm
Depth
30.8mm 29.6mm
BEST
Width
98mm
BEST
122.5mm
Weight Including Battery
209g 192g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
NB-13L D-LI92
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
5h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility,Camera Connect,Digital Photo Professional 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
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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