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Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310

Portability
88
Imaging
35
Features
29
Overall
32
Ricoh G700SE front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Key Specs

Ricoh G700SE
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 307g - 117 x 68 x 32mm
  • Announced October 2010
Sony W310
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 95 x 55 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Overview

Below is a detailed analysis of the Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact by competitors Ricoh and Sony. The resolution of the G700SE (12MP) and the W310 (12MP) is fairly close and they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The G700SE was revealed 10 months later than the W310 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Ricoh G700SE being a Compact camera and the Sony W310 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go through a full comparison, below is a quick overview of how the G700SE scores against the W310 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh G700SE over the Sony W310

 G700SE W310 
LaunchedOctober 2010January 2010More recent by 10 months
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W310 over the Ricoh G700SE

 W310 G700SE 

Common features in the Ricoh G700SE and Sony W310

 G700SE W310 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Ricoh G700SE has outer measurements of 117mm x 68mm x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3") along with a weight of 307 grams (0.68 lbs) while the Sony W310 has measurements of 95mm x 55mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the G700SE and the W310.

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G700SE and W310 is 88 and 96 respectively.

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to visualize the gap in sensor measurements simply by looking through specs. The graphic here might give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the G700SE and W310.

All in all, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical resolution therefore you can expect comparable quality of photographs although you will need to take the age of the cameras into account. The fresher G700SE provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 sensor size comparison

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh G700SE as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W310 as a Portrait photography camera
29
manual focus
no manual exposure
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
21
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Ricoh G700SE Street photography advice
Sony W310 Street photography advice
51
weather proofing
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
heavier than competitors in class (307 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Ricoh G700SE
Sports photography with Sony W310
25
weather proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh G700SE Travel photography details
Sony W310 Travel photography details
59
weather proofing
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
heavier than competitors in class (307g)
low megapixels (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
58
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low MP (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh G700SE Landscape photography features
Sony W310 Landscape photography features
40
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3")
weather proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh G700SE as a Vlogging camera
Sony W310 as a Vlogging camera
23
reasonably wide (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external mic socket
heavier than competitors in class (307g)
29
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic jack
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Ricoh G700SE vs Sony W310 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh G700SE and Sony W310
 Ricoh G700SESony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
General Information
Make Ricoh Sony
Model type Ricoh G700SE Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
Class Waterproof Ultracompact
Announced 2010-10-13 2010-01-07
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.5 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 920k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 1s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m (Auto ISO) 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480, 320 x 240 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 307 grams (0.68 lbs) 137 grams (0.30 lbs)
Dimensions 117 x 68 x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3") 95 x 55 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 ID DB-60 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $0 $150