Canon PowerShot G9 X vs Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Canon PowerShot G9 X
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (16MP). 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.

1.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 larger).
31.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon PowerShot G9 X is 31.00, but the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (6,400).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 26s longer than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (4s). Read more

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

Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon PowerShot G9 X is 3" screen. That's 0.3" larger than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (2.7"). 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.

78% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 810,000 pixels higher than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (230,000 pixels).
18 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot G9 X ranks No. 35058 by number of sales, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi ranks No. 91857.
Better expert reviews
Based on 26 expert reviews, the average review score of the Canon PowerShot G9 X is 82%, whereas the average rating of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 77% (based on 2 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 23 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon PowerShot G9 X is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 72% (based on 22 reviews).
7 Reasons For
40% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (5x). 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 digital zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 7.2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x bigger than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (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.

A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X is only an 84mm maximum focal length digital camera (56mm shorter).
4x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a closest focusing distance of 0.01m, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 0.05m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m larger).
Marginally lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a weight of 172g, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 185g digital camera (13g 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.

300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X only takes 220.00 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.

Cheaper by £31
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi costs £317.91, whereas the Canon PowerShot G9 X is £349.00.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
67% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (5x). 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 digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3.2x smaller than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi (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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 84mm, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (56mm longer).
0.04m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a closest focusing distance of 0.05m, whereas the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m smaller).
A bit heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X has a weight of 185g, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 172g digital camera (13g 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 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot G9 X takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only takes 300.00 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.

More expensive by £31
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is £31.09 more expensive than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.
Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot G9 X is one month older than the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi.
11 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (16MP). 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.

1.5 larger minimum aperture number Edit
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is 3.5 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
Only nine auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Canon PowerShot G9 X only has 31.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 6,400 lower than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (6,400).
Seven times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s shorter than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (4s). Read more

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

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (2.7"). 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.

Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot G9 X (230,000 pixels).
Not as many stockists
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Canon PowerShot G9 X is stocked by 19 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 91857 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X ranks No. 35058.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only has an average expert score of 77%, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 26 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi only has an average user score of 72%, but the Canon PowerShot G9 X has an average user rating of 91% (based on 23 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 4320 x 2880
 4320 x 2432
 2304 x 1536
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3072 x 2304
 3072 x 1728
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1464
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5
Minimum Aperture Number
2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84mm 140mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10.2 - 30.6 5 - 25
Extra/Smart Zoom
6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/6 11/9
Combined Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 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
0.05m 0.01m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.1 - 0.6
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
31
BEST
9
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 125
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
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 2.4 0.2 - 2.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6 0.2 - 3.9
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

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
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
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@30fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x424@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x424@30fps
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
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
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
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
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)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 PRINT Image Matching III
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Surf
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
185g 172g
BEST
Height
57.9mm 61.5mm
Depth
30.8mm 29.6mm
Width
98mm 122.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
209g 192g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
NB-13L D-LI92
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
5h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 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

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility,Camera Connect,Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
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
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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