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Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
 
Ricoh WG-M1 front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
22
Overall
32

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Key Specs

Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Ricoh WG-M1
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 1.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • (1×)mm (F2.8) lens
  • 190g - 66 x 43 x 89mm
  • Revealed September 2014
Photography Glossary

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Overview

Lets look a little more in depth at the Panasonic FS25 versus Ricoh WG-M1, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Waterproof by competitors Panasonic and Ricoh. The image resolution of the FS25 (12MP) and the WG-M1 (14MP) is fairly close and they enjoy the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FS25 was launched 6 years earlier than the WG-M1 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a in depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the FS25 scores versus the WG-M1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Ricoh WG-M1

 FS25 WG-M1 
Display sizing3"1.5"Larger display (+1.5")
Display resolution230k115kSharper display (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-M1 over the Panasonic FS25

 WG-M1 FS25 
RevealedSeptember 2014January 2009More recent by 68 months

Common features in the Panasonic FS25 and Ricoh WG-M1

 FS25 WG-M1 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to lug around your camera frequently, you are going to need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FS25 features external measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Ricoh WG-M1 has dimensions of 66mm x 43mm x 89mm (2.6" x 1.7" x 3.5") having a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic FS25 versus Ricoh WG-M1 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are using at that moment. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the FS25 and the WG-M1.

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the FS25 and WG-M1 is 95 and 91 respectively.

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to visualise the gap in sensor measurements only by researching a spec sheet. The visual here might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the FS25 and WG-M1.

As you can see, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Ricoh WG-M1 to provide you with extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images far more aggressively. The older FS25 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography information
Ricoh WG-M1 Portrait photography information
26
provides face detect focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
30
decent MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Street photography camera
Ricoh WG-M1 as a Street photography camera
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
53
weather proofing
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
low max ISO (800)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Sports photography details
Ricoh WG-M1 Sports photography details
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
38
decent MP (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
good battery power (350 per charge)
can't change focal length ((1×)mm)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FS25 Travel photography factors
Ricoh WG-M1 Travel photography factors
51
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
64
good battery power (350 CIPA)
weather proofing
decent MP (14 megapixels)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic FS25
Landscape photography with Ricoh WG-M1
32
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
35
decent MP (14MP)
weather proofing
good battery power (350 shots)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length ((1×)mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (1.5")
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low max ISO (800)
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS25 as a Vlogging camera
Ricoh WG-M1 as a Vlogging camera
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone support
26
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
missing microphone socket
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Panasonic FS25 vs Ricoh WG-M1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS25 and Ricoh WG-M1
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25Ricoh WG-M1
General Information
Make Panasonic Ricoh
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 Ricoh WG-M1
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Revealed 2009-01-27 2014-09-12
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 800
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 11 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 29-145mm (5.0x) (1×)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 1.5 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 115 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds -
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.30 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 960 (50p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 848 x 480 (60p, 120p)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 148 grams (0.33 lb) 190 grams (0.42 lb)
Dimensions 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 66 x 43 x 89mm (2.6" x 1.7" x 3.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 350 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - DB-65
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal microSD/microSDHC, internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $230 $2,000