As well as being compared against other compacts, the Ricoh WG-50 is also often compared to waterproofs, digicams, mirrorless, super zooms and travel zooms. The Ricoh WG-50's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix DMC-TS30) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix W300 and the Coolpix A1000)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-50 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (may 2017 vs february 2015) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (compact (123×62×30 mm) vs compact (110×66×27 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift).

Nikon Coolpix W300

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similar age
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and WG-50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Olympus Tough TG-5

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similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the WG-50)

  • Heavier: 250 g vs 193 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and WG-50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 340 shots vs 300 shots

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
2 years older
$368

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the WG-50)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-30 and WG-50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 300 shots
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the WG-50)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 193 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the WG-50)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Thicker: 1.4" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and WG-50

  • Inexpensive: $259.16 vs $232.95

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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8 months newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and WG-50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $232.95

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
2 years older
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the WG-50)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and WG-50

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 300 shots
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-50 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 240 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs february 2015).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift).

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
2 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-50 compared to digicam competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($232.95 vs $999.00) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the WG-50)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and WG-50

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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1 year newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and WG-50

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

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and WG-50

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $232.95
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
9 months older
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and WG-50

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 193 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $232.95

Leica C-Lux

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1 year newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the C-Lux and WG-50

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and WG-50

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-50 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (may 2017 vs september 2013), is thinner (1.2" vs 1.7") and is slightly lighter (193 g vs 426 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the WG-50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly heavier: 426 g vs 193 g

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 Mark II and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 193 g

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
3 years older
$360 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the WG-50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW1 and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Very light: 201 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

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

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the WG-50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly heavier: 426 g vs 193 g

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 193 g

Canon EOS M100

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3 months newer
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the WG-50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the WG-50)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M100 and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-50 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (123×62×30 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), is newer (may 2017 vs july 2015), is thinner (1.2" vs 4.6") and is significantly lighter (193 g vs 691 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year older
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the WG-50)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.6" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 691 g vs 193 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 193 g
  • Very inexpensive: $381.89 vs $232.95

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh WG-50 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (may 2017 vs january 2014) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (123×62×30 mm) vs super compact (93×52×23 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.2"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 242 g vs 193 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years older
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the WG-50)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the WG-50)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and WG-50

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (123×62×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 193 g