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Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70

Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
35
Overall
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Ricoh CX3 front
 
Ricoh WG-70 front
Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
39
Overall
41

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Key Specs

Ricoh CX3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 206g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Revealed June 2010
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
  • Introduced February 2020
  • Later Model is Ricoh WG-80
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Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Waterproof and they are both manufactured by Ricoh. There exists a big gap between the sensor resolutions of the CX3 (10MP) and WG-70 (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The CX3 was manufactured 10 years prior to the WG-70 and that is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the CX3 grades versus the WG-70 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh CX3 over the Ricoh WG-70

 CX3 WG-70 
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-70 over the Ricoh CX3

 WG-70 CX3 
IntroducedFebruary 2020June 2010Fresher by 117 months

Common features in the Ricoh CX3 and Ricoh WG-70

 CX3 WG-70 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera regularly, you should think about its weight and volume. The Ricoh CX3 provides outer measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Ricoh WG-70 has sizing of 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the CX3 and the WG-70.

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the CX3 and WG-70 is 92 and 91 respectively.

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing only by reading through a spec sheet. The graphic below will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the CX3 and WG-70.

Clearly, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You should expect the Ricoh WG-70 to resolve more detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots much more aggressively. The older CX3 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 sensor size comparison

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Portrait photography highlights
Ricoh WG-70 Portrait photography highlights
27
manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
42
manual focus
MP count decent (16MP)
supports face detect focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Ricoh CX3
Street photography with Ricoh WG-70
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (206 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
62
has image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Sports photography information
Ricoh WG-70 Sports photography information
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
50
has image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
environment proofing
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Travel photography details
Ricoh WG-70 Travel photography details
66
lighter than others (206g)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
low resolution (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
71
environment proofing
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Ricoh CX3
Landscape photography with Ricoh WG-70
42
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
49
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
environment proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh CX3 Vlogging info
Ricoh WG-70 Vlogging info
30
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (206 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone port
33
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
doesn't have mic jack
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Ricoh CX3 vs Ricoh WG-70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh CX3 and Ricoh WG-70
 Ricoh CX3Ricoh WG-70
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Ricoh
Model Ricoh CX3 Ricoh WG-70
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Revealed 2010-06-16 2020-02-04
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Smooth Imaging Engine IV -
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 10 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-300mm (10.7x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.6 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 size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m 5.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync On, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (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
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 206 grams (0.45 pounds) 193 grams (0.43 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 123 x 62 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 photographs
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model DB-100 -
Self timer Yes (2, 10 or Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, remote)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $329 $280