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Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Nikon Coolpix P900
Ricoh WG-4 GPS

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an image stabilizer, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS 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.

96% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83x optical zoom digital camera. That's 79x bigger than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (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.

Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2,000mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,900mm shorter).
5% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (25mm).
Two more aspheric elements Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a six aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS only has four aspheric elements.
51% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (460,000 pixels).
360.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS only takes 240.00 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.

Cheaper by £63
The Nikon Coolpix P900 costs £412.00, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is £475.00.
19 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 1315 by number of sales, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS ranks No. 233415.
Five more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 6 awards from expert review sites, however the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has 1 award.
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 36 reviews, the average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75%, but the average rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 71% (based on 17 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 324 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 92%, but the average rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 81% (based on 15 reviews).
5 Reasons For
0.79MP higher megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a megapixel of 16.79MP, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.79MP 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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a digital zoom of 7.2x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 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.

12 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 18.5 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.8 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (2).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a built-in microphone, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
5% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.79MP lower than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (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.

Two times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5. That's 12 bigger than the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (18.5).
0.8 larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.8 smaller).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 does not have a built-in microphone, but the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a built-in microphone.
12 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has an optical zoom of 4x, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83x optical zoom digital camera (79x 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.

Nineteen times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 100mm. That's 1,900mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (100mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
One hundred and twenty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360.00 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.

£63 more expensive
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900 by £63.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Ricoh WG-4 GPS, but 20 shops sell the Nikon Coolpix P900. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Nine months older
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS is older than the Nikon Coolpix P900 by nine months.
Worse selling
The Ricoh WG-4 GPS ranks No. 233415 by sales volume, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 ranks No. 1315.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Ricoh WG-4 GPS has received 1 award, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has received 6 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is only 71%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 75% (based on 36 reviews).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Ricoh WG-4 GPS is 81%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 92% (based on 324 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 1024 x 768
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 2048 x 1536
 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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
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
 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
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
83x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2,000mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 357 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/12 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8x
Aspheric Element
6
BEST
4
Diaphragm Blade
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 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
0.5 - ∞ 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)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 800
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 800
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
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
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele)
5 - 7 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 11.5 0.2 - 10.4

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
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@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
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
 Normal
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Candlelight
 Children
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Candlelight
 Children
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 216g
Height
103.2mm 64.5mm
Depth
137.4mm 32mm
Width
139.5mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
899g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL23 D-LI92
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
360 shots
BEST
240 shots
Battery Recharge Time
3.6h 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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

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