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Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6

Portability
69
Imaging
35
Features
34
Overall
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Pentax X90 front
 
Ricoh WG-6 front
Portability
89
Imaging
47
Features
46
Overall
46

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Key Specs

Pentax X90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-676mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 428g - 111 x 85 x 110mm
  • Announced July 2010
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
  • Launched February 2018
  • Succeeded the Ricoh WG-5 GPS
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Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Pentax X90 versus Ricoh WG-6, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Waterproof by companies Pentax and Ricoh. There exists a huge gap among the resolutions of the X90 (12MP) and WG-6 (20MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The X90 was manufactured 8 years prior to the WG-6 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Pentax X90 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh WG-6 being a Compact camera.

Before going into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short summation of how the X90 scores vs the WG-6 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Pentax X90 over the Ricoh WG-6

 X90 WG-6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-6 over the Pentax X90

 WG-6 X90 
LaunchedFebruary 2018July 2010Fresher by 92 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)

Common features in the Pentax X90 and Ricoh WG-6

 X90 WG-6 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera often, you should think about its weight and size. The Pentax X90 features physical measurements of 111mm x 85mm x 110mm (4.4" x 3.3" x 4.3") with a weight of 428 grams (0.94 lbs) while the Ricoh WG-6 has specifications of 118mm x 66mm x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3") with a weight of 246 grams (0.54 lbs).

See the Pentax X90 versus Ricoh WG-6 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Here is a front view scale comparison of the X90 against the WG-6.

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the X90 and WG-6 is 69 and 89 respectively.

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 top view buttons comparison

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be hard to visualize the contrast in sensor sizing merely by viewing technical specs. The visual below will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the X90 and WG-6.

As you can tell, both the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different resolution. You should expect the Ricoh WG-6 to result in extra detail due to its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures more aggressively. The older X90 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 sensor size comparison

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax X90 Portrait photography factors
Ricoh WG-6 Portrait photography factors
29
focusing manually
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
45
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
supports face detection focusing
no manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Pentax X90 Street photography highlights
Ricoh WG-6 Street photography highlights
45
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
60
built in image stabilization (Digital)
weather sealing
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
more heavy than competition (246g)
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Sports Comparison

Pentax X90 Sports photography features
Ricoh WG-6 Sports photography features
42
incredible zoom range (26-676mm 26.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking focus
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
54
built in image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
good battery life (340 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Pentax X90 Travel photography features
Ricoh WG-6 Travel photography features
51
built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
great reach (676mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
70
good battery life (340 shots)
weather sealing
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
more heavy than competition (246 grams)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax X90 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh WG-6 as a Landscape photography camera
35
focusing manually
decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
56
focusing manually
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
weather sealing
good battery life (340 shots)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax X90 Vlogging highlights
Ricoh WG-6 Vlogging highlights
23
decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone port
32
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
supports face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone port
more heavy than competition (246g)
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Pentax X90 vs Ricoh WG-6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax X90 and Ricoh WG-6
 Pentax X90Ricoh WG-6
General Information
Manufacturer Pentax Ricoh
Model Pentax X90 Ricoh WG-6
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Announced 2010-07-06 2018-02-21
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Prime -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
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 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
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 26-676mm (26.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 9.10 m 5.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options - Flash on, flash off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 3840x2160
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Supports FlashAir SD cards
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None Built-in
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 428 gr (0.94 lb) 246 gr (0.54 lb)
Physical dimensions 111 x 85 x 110mm (4.4" x 3.3" x 4.3") 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 - 340 photos
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model D-L106 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $350 $271