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Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20

Portability
75
Imaging
34
Features
33
Overall
33
Nikon Coolpix P80 front
 
Ricoh WG-20 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Key Specs

Nikon P80
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-486mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
  • 405g - 110 x 79 x 78mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Replacement is Nikon P90
Ricoh WG-20
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 164g - 114 x 58 x 28mm
  • Launched February 2014
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Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Overview

Following is a in-depth review of the Nikon P80 and Ricoh WG-20, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Waterproof by companies Nikon and Ricoh. There is a noticeable difference among the resolutions of the P80 (10MP) and WG-20 (14MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The P80 was announced 6 years before the WG-20 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Nikon P80 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh WG-20 being a Compact camera.

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a concise summation of how the P80 grades vs the WG-20 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P80 over the Ricoh WG-20

 P80 WG-20 

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-20 over the Nikon P80

 WG-20 P80 
LaunchedFebruary 2014January 2009More modern by 61 months

Common features in the Nikon P80 and Ricoh WG-20

 P80 WG-20 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.7"2.7"Same screen size
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon P80 has exterior measurements of 110mm x 79mm x 78mm (4.3" x 3.1" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs) and the Ricoh WG-20 has dimensions of 114mm x 58mm x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon P80 and Ricoh WG-20 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you use at that moment. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the P80 compared to the WG-20.

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the P80 and WG-20 is 75 and 93 respectively.

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizes simply by seeing technical specs. The picture here will give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the P80 and WG-20.

As you can tell, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Ricoh WG-20 to show greater detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more aged P80 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 sensor size comparison

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P80 Portrait photography advice
Ricoh WG-20 Portrait photography advice
28
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
40
focusing manually
good resolution (14MP)
provides face detection focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P80 Street photography factors
Ricoh WG-20 Street photography factors
48
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P80 Sports photography advice
Ricoh WG-20 Sports photography advice
37
incredible zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
44
has image stabilization (Digital)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P80 Travel photography details
Ricoh WG-20 Travel photography details
56
flash built-in
reasonably wide (27mm)
long reach (486mm)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
71
weather proofing
good resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P80 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh WG-20 as a Landscape photography camera
37
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7")
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
47
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P80 Vlogging advice
Ricoh WG-20 Vlogging advice
25
reasonably wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic port
31
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Nikon P80 vs Ricoh WG-20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P80 and Ricoh WG-20
 Nikon Coolpix P80Ricoh WG-20
General Information
Make Nikon Ricoh
Model type Nikon Coolpix P80 Ricoh WG-20
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Announced 2009-01-15 2014-02-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 27-486mm (18.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.0 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1500s
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480, 15/30 fps, 320 x 240, 15 fps, 160 x 120, 15 fps 1280 x 720 (30p, 15p), 640 x 480 (30p, 15p), 320 x 240 (30p, 15p)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format - Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 405g (0.89 pounds) 164g (0.36 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 79 x 78mm (4.3" x 3.1" x 3.1") 114 x 58 x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 260 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL5 D-LI92
Self timer Yes (3 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal
Storage slots One One
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