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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 vs Ricoh WG-4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 vs Ricoh WG-4

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70
Ricoh WG-4

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 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.

26x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 4x optical zoom digital camera (26x 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.

87% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720mm. That's 620mm longer than the Ricoh WG-4 (100mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
15.00 aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has 15.00 aspheric elements, however the Ricoh WG-4 only has four aspheric elements.
Bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an internal memory of 86MB, but the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 70MB internal memory digital camera (16MB smaller).
580,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Ricoh WG-4 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels lower).
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 supports PictBridge, but the Ricoh WG-4 does not support PictBridge.
Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Ricoh WG-4 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 167 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average review score of 91%, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 has an average rating of 86% (based on 10 reviews).
6 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a megapixel of 16.79MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (4.69MP 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-4 has a digital zoom of 7.2x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (12.1 bigger).
65% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a minimum aperture number of 2. That's 1.3 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (2).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not have a GPS (satellite). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 is a 216g digital camera. That's 1g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
4.69MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, but the Ricoh WG-4 is a 16.79MP digital camera (4.69MP 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Ricoh WG-4 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only 6.4 maximum aperture, but the Ricoh WG-4 is an 18.5 maximum aperture digital camera (12.1 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.3 larger than the Ricoh WG-4 (2).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Ricoh WG-4 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.

1% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera. That's 1g heavier than the Ricoh WG-4 (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.

9 Reasons Against
26x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has an optical zoom of 4x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (26x 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Ricoh WG-4 is only 100mm maximum focal length. That's 620mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (100mm).
Slightly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
16MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Ricoh WG-4 has an internal memory of 70MB, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 86MB internal memory digital camera (16MB bigger).
Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Ricoh WG-4 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher).
Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Ricoh WG-4 is 240.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

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Three months older
The Ricoh WG-4 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 by three months.
Lower user review Score
The Ricoh WG-4's average user rating is 86%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 91% (based on 167 reviews).

Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 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
 1024 x 768
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 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
 1024 x 768
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixels
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
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
30x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 7.2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.4 18.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.3 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4.5 - 18
Extra/Smart Zoom
58.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8x
Aspheric Element
15
BEST
4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot 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
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.4 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.03 0.1 ‐ 0.5
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2 0.01 ‐ 0.3
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
2m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 125
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 125
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
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
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
2 - 3.3 0.2 - 4.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.6 - 6.4 0.2 - 10.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 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@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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
86MB
BEST
70MB
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
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.2" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
2.59x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Mini-USB A
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB A
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Sunny
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,10
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Sharpness Levels
 Normal
 Normal
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
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800ms
Barometer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Barometer
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Self-portrait
 Underwater
 Surf
Languages Support
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g 216g
BEST
Height
64.6mm 64.5mm
Depth
34.4mm 32mm
Width
110.7mm 125mm
Weight (including Battery)
243g 236g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI92
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2h
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
240 shots
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, LoiLoScope, Adobe Reader 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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
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

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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