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Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
 
Ricoh WG-70 front
Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
39
Overall
41

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Key Specs

Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 57 x 27mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FS33
Ricoh WG-70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 193g - 123 x 62 x 30mm
  • Launched February 2020
  • Successor is Ricoh WG-80
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Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Overview

Here is a extensive analysis of the Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof by companies Panasonic and Ricoh. The resolution of the FH22 (14MP) and the WG-70 (16MP) is relatively similar and both cameras offer the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The FH22 was launched 11 years earlier than the WG-70 and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a thorough comparison, here is a short summation of how the FH22 grades against the WG-70 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Ricoh WG-70

 FH22 WG-70 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-70 over the Panasonic FH22

 WG-70 FH22 
LaunchedFebruary 2020January 2010Fresher by 122 months
Manual focus More exact focusing

Common features in the Panasonic FH22 and Ricoh WG-70

 FH22 WG-70 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera regularly, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic FH22 features outer dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs) whilst the Ricoh WG-70 has proportions of 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the FH22 vs the WG-70.

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the FH22 and WG-70 is 94 and 91 respectively.

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to visualize the difference between sensor sizing only by going over technical specs. The photograph underneath should provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the FH22 and WG-70.

As you have seen, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can count on the Ricoh WG-70 to deliver more detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots more aggressively. The older FH22 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography features
Ricoh WG-70 Portrait photography features
28
good resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
42
manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Street photography advice
Ricoh WG-70 Street photography advice
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather proofing
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FH22 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh WG-70 as a Sports photography camera
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
50
built in image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proofing
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Travel photography features
Ricoh WG-70 Travel photography features
67
offers focus via touch
good resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.3)
71
weather proofing
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FH22
Landscape photography with Ricoh WG-70
42
fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
49
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FH22 Vlogging highlights
Ricoh WG-70 Vlogging highlights
31
fairly wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone jack
33
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic socket
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Panasonic FH22 vs Ricoh WG-70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FH22 and Ricoh WG-70
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22Ricoh WG-70
General Information
Make Panasonic Ricoh
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 Ricoh WG-70
Also called Lumix DMC-FS33 -
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Released 2010-01-06 2020-02-04
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 5.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro On, off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Yes (Wireless)
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 170g (0.37 lbs) 193g (0.43 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") 123 x 62 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 300 images
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, remote)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $200 $280