Ricoh WG-4 vs Sony DSC-RX1

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Ricoh WG-4
Sony DSC-RX1

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (4x). 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.

237g lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a weight of 216g, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 453g digital camera (237g 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 £1,870
The Ricoh WG-4 is £1,870 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX1.
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 7.51MP higher than the Ricoh WG-4 (24.3MP). 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.

3.5 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.5 smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 (22).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Ricoh WG-4 (25,600).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 (100).
87% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s longer than the Ricoh WG-4 (30s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 769,000 pixels higher than the Ricoh WG-4 (1,229,000 pixels).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 93% based on 91 reviews, however the average rating of the Ricoh WG-4 is 86% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
45% lower megapixel count Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 7.51MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (24.3MP). 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-4 is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.5 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (22).
Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (25,600).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (100).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-RX1 (30s). Read more

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

769,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 769,000 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (1,229,000 pixels).
Fewer sellers
The Ricoh WG-4 is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Sony DSC-RX1 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Ricoh WG-4 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 93% (based on 91 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
80% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 (4x). 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.

237g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a weight of 453g, but the Ricoh WG-4 is a 216g digital camera (237g 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.

More expensive by £1,870
The Sony DSC-RX1 is £1,870 more expensive than the Ricoh WG-4.
Older by ten months
The Sony DSC-RX1 is ten months older than the Ricoh WG-4.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.79MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 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
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 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
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
14m Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant Case
 Shock resistant case
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
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
7.2x
BEST
4x
Maximum Aperture
18.5 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2 2
Maximum Focal Length
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 18 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Lens Structure
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
28.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 ‐ 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 ‐ 0.3 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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 25600
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 25600
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
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
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

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
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.2 - 4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.2 - 10.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
70MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
216g
BEST
453g
Height
64.5mm 65.4mm
Depth
32mm 69.6mm
Width
125mm 113.3mm
Weight Including Battery
236g
BEST
482g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
D-LI92 NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
3.2h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

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

Certificates

Certification
FCC Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
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