Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 vs Ricoh WG-4

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
26x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (26x 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.

87% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 620mm longer than the Ricoh WG-4 (100mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
45 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Ricoh WG-4 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Ricoh WG-4 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.

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an internal memory of 86MB, but the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 70MB internal memory digital camera (16MB smaller).
580,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels lower).
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports PictBridge, but the Ricoh WG-4 does not support PictBridge.
Narrower Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 110.7mm wide, but the Ricoh WG-4 is a 125mm wide digital camera (14.3mm wider).
Sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

Available from 23 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are better
Based on 168 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average review score of 91%, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 has an average rating of 83% (based on 25 reviews).
9 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a megapixel count of 16.79MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (4.69MP 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.

3.2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a digital zoom of 7.2x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a maximum aperture of 18.5, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (12.1 bigger).
65% 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-TZ70 (2).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps lower).
Lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 216g digital camera. That's 1g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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.

0.099999999999994mm shorter Edit
Ricoh WG-4 is 64.5mm tall, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 64.6mm tall digital camera (0.099999999999994mm taller).
2.4mm thinner Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 32mm deep digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 34.4mm deep digital camera (2.4mm thicker).
£22 cheaper
The Ricoh WG-4 costs £21.67 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
4.69MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Ricoh WG-4 is a 16.79MP digital camera (4.69MP 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.

Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum aperture of 6.4, but the Ricoh WG-4 is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12.1 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.3 larger than the Ricoh WG-4 (2).
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Ricoh WG-4 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
1% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera. That's 1g heavier than the Ricoh WG-4 (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.

Slightly taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a height of 64.6mm, however the Ricoh WG-4 is a 64.5mm tall digital camera (0.099999999999994mm shorter).
Moderately thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 34.4mm deep, but the Ricoh WG-4 is a 32mm deep digital camera (2.4mm thinner).
£22 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is more expensive than the Ricoh WG-4 by £21.67.
13 Reasons Against
26x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has an optical zoom of 4x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 620mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (100mm).
Slightly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 smaller).
14x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Ricoh WG-4 is only 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s longer). Read more

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

16MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has an internal memory of 70MB, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 86MB internal memory digital camera (16MB bigger).
Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 does not support PictBridge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 does.
14.3mm wider Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 125mm wide digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 110.7mm wide digital camera (14.3mm narrower).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Ricoh WG-4 is 240.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

Less retailers
Only 2 stores sells the Ricoh WG-4, whereas 25 stores sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One year older
The Ricoh WG-4 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 by one year.
Lower user review Score
The Ricoh WG-4's average user rating is 83%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 91% (based on 168 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 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
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP 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
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freezeproof
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
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
720mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure
12/9 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot 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
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 ‐ 0.5
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 ‐ 0.3
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 125
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 125
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
80
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
60s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

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

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 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@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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
86MB
BEST
70MB

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
2.59x 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
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB A
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB A

Camera

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g 216g
BEST
Height
64.6mm 64.5mm
BEST
Depth
34.4mm 32mm
BEST
Width
110.7mm
BEST
125mm
Weight Including Battery
243g 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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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