As well as being compared against other waterproofs and pro digicams, the Ricoh WG-5 GPS is also often compared to digicams, mirrorless, super zooms, compacts and travel zooms. The Ricoh WG-5 GPS's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix DMC-GF8) and Ricoh (such as the WG-30 and the WG-4)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2015 vs january 2013), has a built-in GPS and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
4 months older
$368

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-30 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4
2 years older

Significant advantages of the WG-4 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-4 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-4 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1
4 years older

Significant advantages of the WG-1 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-1 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-1 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
similar age
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3
2 years older

Significant advantages of the WG-3 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-3 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-3 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix W300

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2 years newer
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and WG-5 GPS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Tough TG-5

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2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and WG-5 GPS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and WG-5 GPS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and WG-5 GPS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a built-in GPS, is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 300 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and WG-5 GPS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SX710 HS and WG-5 GPS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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3 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and WG-5 GPS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a built-in GPS, is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-GF8 and WG-5 GPS

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 266 g vs 236 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 426 g vs 236 g

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 Mark II and WG-5 GPS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 236 g

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
1 year older
$360 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the AW1 and WG-5 GPS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Waterproof

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
1 year newer
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 426 g vs 236 g

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and WG-5 GPS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 236 g

Canon EOS M100

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2 years newer
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the EOS M100 and WG-5 GPS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 236 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (mid size (125×65×32 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.8"), is slightly lighter (236 g vs 538 g) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
similar age
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 240 shots
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the L840 and WG-5 GPS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 236 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
1 year newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and WG-5 GPS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 236 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.3"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it is significantly larger (mid size (125×65×32 mm) vs super compact (94×57×21 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (february 2015 vs may 2017), is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1") and is significantly heavier (236 g vs 145 g).

Ricoh WG-50

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2 years newer
$233

Significant advantages of the WG-50 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the WG-50 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the WG-50 and WG-5 GPS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

GoPro Hero (2018)

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3 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 236 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and WG-5 GPS

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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3 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and WG-5 GPS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
3 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Mid size (125×65×32 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 240 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 320 HS and WG-5 GPS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), is thinner (1.3" vs 1.4"), is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has much less zoom (4x vs 30x), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (mid size (125×65×32 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
similar age
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 240 shots
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the WG-5 GPS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and WG-5 GPS

  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 236 g