Nikon Coolpix S7000 vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Nikon Coolpix S7000
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
16x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20x, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (16x 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.

80% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500mm. That's 400mm longer than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (100mm).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 supports pictBridge, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS does not support pictBridge.
35% lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161g digital camera. That's 55g lighter than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (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.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 98 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an average user review score of 94%, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an average rating of 81% (based on 15 reviews).
8 Reasons For
5% higher megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 0.79MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (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 digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (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.

65% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 18.5 maximum aperture. That's 12 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (18.5).
1.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 larger).
72% bigger internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 70MB internal memory digital camera. That's 50MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (70MB).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

A little better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 77% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
0.79MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 16.79MP digital camera (0.79MP 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 Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS 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.

Hugely bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.4 larger than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (2).
Hugely smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an internal memory of 20MB, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 70MB internal memory digital camera (50MB bigger).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Thirty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 80% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
Four times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 16x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (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.

400mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 100mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera (400mm longer).
Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS does not support pictBridge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 supports pictBridge.
A lot heavier Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a weight of 216g, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161g digital camera (55g 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.

Older by four months
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is four months older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 81%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 94% (based on 98 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 14m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
500mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 90 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8x
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.1 ‐ 0.5
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 ‐ 0.3
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 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
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 3.2 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 2.8 0.2 - 10.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB 70MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
99% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Sharpness Levels
 Normal
 Soft+
 Normal
 Soft+
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour depth
Image Editing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
161g
BEST
216g
Height
60mm 64.5mm
Depth
27.4mm 32mm
Width
99.5mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
161g
BEST
236g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL19 D-LI92
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data FCC

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Formats
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
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