Ricoh WG-4 with Pentax WG-1 GPS Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 and Pentax WG-1 GPS Main Features

  • February, 2014
  • August, 2011
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • -
  • Built-In GPS
  • 124 x 64 x 33 mm, 230g.
  • 116 x 59 x 29 mm, 167g.
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Ricoh WG-4 Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
56
Value for money score
67
Portability score
95
Overall score
51

Pentax WG-1 GPS Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
38
Value for money score
59
Portability score
97
Overall score
43

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS with Ricoh WG-4 Overview


Let's compare Ricoh WG-4 with Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS. These models are included in the Waterproof cameras. Ricoh WG-4 was released in 2014, and Pentax WG-1 GPS in 2011. WG-4 is newer, which is a plus. Optio WG-1 GPS 3 years older. However 3 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of WG-4 is greater than that of Optio WG-1 GPS. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (WG-4), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. WG-4 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), Optio WG-1 GPS doesn’t, it is a big minus. Ricoh WG-4 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Ricoh WG-4 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting. Ricoh WG-4 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General WG-4 Optio WG-1 GPS
Brand Ricoh Pentax
Model WG-4 Optio WG-1 GPS
Announced February, 2014 August, 2011
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 1
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.00 3.90
Flash Modes Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye, on + redeye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Max Native ISO 6400 6400
Min Native ISO 125 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264 Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92 D-LI92
Physical
Weight 230 g 167 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 64 x 33 mm 116 x 59 x 29 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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