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Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
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Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Ricoh WG-6 front
Portability
89
Imaging
47
Features
46
Overall
46

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Key Specs

Canon D30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
  • 218g - 109 x 68 x 28mm
  • Revealed February 2014
Ricoh WG-6
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 246g - 118 x 66 x 33mm
  • Released February 2018
  • Old Model is Ricoh WG-5 GPS
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Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Canon D30 and Ricoh WG-6, both Waterproof digital cameras by brands Canon and Ricoh. There is a crucial difference between the sensor resolutions of the D30 (12MP) and WG-6 (20MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The D30 was released 5 years earlier than the WG-6 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise overview of how the D30 matches up versus the WG-6 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Ricoh WG-6

 D30 WG-6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-6 over the Canon D30

 WG-6 D30 
ReleasedFebruary 2018February 2014More modern by 49 months
Screen resolution1040k461kCrisper screen (+579k dot)

Common features in the Canon D30 and Ricoh WG-6

 D30 WG-6 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to take into account its weight and size. The Canon D30 offers exterior dimensions of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") along with a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) while the Ricoh WG-6 has specifications of 118mm x 66mm x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3") having a weight of 246 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Here is a front view scale comparison of the D30 vs the WG-6.

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the D30 and WG-6 is 91 and 89 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to visualise the difference between sensor sizes just by reviewing specs. The image underneath may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the D30 and WG-6.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Ricoh WG-6 to offer greater detail as a result of its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged D30 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh WG-6 as a Portrait photography camera
33
you can focus manually
supports face detect autofocus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
45
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 Street photography information
Ricoh WG-6 Street photography information
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
60
has image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
heavier than competition in class (246g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon D30
Sports photography with Ricoh WG-6
37
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
weather proofing
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
54
has image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery life (340 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography factors
Ricoh WG-6 Travel photography factors
60
weather proofing
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
70
better than average battery life (340 per charge)
environment sealing
megapixel count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
heavier than competition in class (246g)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon D30
Landscape photography with Ricoh WG-6
44
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual exposure
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
56
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
environment sealing
better than average battery life (340 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 Vlogging features
Ricoh WG-6 Vlogging features
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of mic jack
32
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
has face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic port
heavier than competition in class (246g)
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Canon D30 vs Ricoh WG-6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Ricoh WG-6
 Canon PowerShot D30Ricoh WG-6
General Information
Brand Canon Ricoh
Model Canon PowerShot D30 Ricoh WG-6
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2014-02-12 2018-02-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 461k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.50 m 5.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, off Flash on, flash off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840x2160
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Supports FlashAir SD cards
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS BuiltIn Built-in
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 218 grams (0.48 lbs) 246 grams (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 118 x 66 x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 shots 340 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-6LH -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $329 $271