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Canon PowerShot D20 vs Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

Canon PowerShot D20 vs Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Canon PowerShot D20
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
Canon PowerShot D20 is 3" screen, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). 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.

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (231,000 pixels lower).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are moderately better
The Canon PowerShot D20 has an average expert review score of 72% based on 49 reviews, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has an average rating of 71% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Canon PowerShot D20 has an average user review score of 80% based on 2 reviews, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has an average rating of 68% (based on 28 reviews).
6 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot D20 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP 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-30 Wi-Fi has a digital zoom of 7.2x, however the Canon PowerShot D20 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.

0.7 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D20 is only a 4.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 bigger).
12% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot D20 (3.5).
Lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 172g digital camera. That's 33g lighter than the Canon PowerShot D20 (172g). 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.

Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 300.00, but the Canon PowerShot D20 only takes 280.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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

7 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP 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.

3.2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi 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 number Edit
Canon PowerShot D20 is only 4.8 maximum aperture, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (3.5).
17% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 205g digital camera. That's 33g heavier than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (172g). 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.

Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 takes 280.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Over one year older
The Canon PowerShot D20 is older than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi by 23 months.
5 Reasons Against
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D20 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). 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.

231,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only 230,000 pixels display resolution, but the Canon PowerShot D20 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (231,000 pixels higher).
Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi, whereas 2 shops sell the Canon PowerShot D20. 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.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi's average expert rating is only 71%, however the Canon PowerShot D20's is 72% (based on 49 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi's average user rating is only 68%, however the Canon PowerShot D20's is 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Average User Rating

Date Released

39 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 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
 2048 x 1536
 1024 x 768
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 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
 2048 x 1536
 1024 x 768
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Cyan
 Cyan
Waterproof Up to
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof Up to
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
Splashproof
 Splashproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
4.8 5.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.9 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
140mm 140mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 25 5 - 25
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 11/9
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - 1 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
1 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 9
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 3 0.2 - 2.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 3.4 0.2 - 3.9
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
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
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 68MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Night
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
205g 172g
BEST
Height
70.8mm 61.5mm
Depth
28mm 29.6mm
Width
112.3mm 122.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
228g 192g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6L D-LI92
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
280 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
14 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Network Ready
 Network ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
Mini-HDMI Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3,Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1 – 1/1600; 15 – 1/1600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4 GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
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