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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi vs Sony ILCE-QX1

Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi vs Sony ILCE-QX1

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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi
Sony ILCE-QX1

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
73% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 5.2x bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (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.

65mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 140mm, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (65mm shorter).
Twenty-four times smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.24m larger).
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 71% based on 4 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 69% (based on 35 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (20.1MP). 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 optical zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 5x bigger than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (10x). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony ILCE-QX1 is 36 maximum aperture. That's 30.5 smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (36).
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm shorter than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (24mm).
14g lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a weight of 158g, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 172g digital camera (14g 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.

440.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 takes 440.00 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.

Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 84% based on 28 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 68% (based on 28 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.1MP). 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 optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 5x smaller than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (10x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only 5.5 maximum aperture. That's 30.5 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (36).
4mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (24mm).
14g heavier Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a weight of 172g, however the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 158g digital camera (14g 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.

Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony ILCE-QX1 only takes 440.00 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.

User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only 68%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 84% (based on 28 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 5.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

65mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 75mm, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (65mm longer).
Significantly larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.24m smaller).
Older by over one year
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is 16 months older than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 71% (based on 4 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5456 x 3632
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Dustproof
 Dustproof
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
5x 10x
BEST
Digital Zoom
7.2x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.5 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
140mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 25 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/9 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m
BEST
0.25m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 25
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 16000
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 16000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 16,000
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Range (tele)
0.2 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.2 - 3.9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
68MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.22x

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
172g 158g
BEST
Height
61.5mm 69.5mm
Depth
29.6mm 52.5mm
Width
122.5mm 74mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
192g
BEST
216g

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
D-LI92 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 440 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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