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Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W

Portability
89
Imaging
48
Features
46
Overall
47
Ricoh G900 front
 
Samsung HZ10W front
Portability
90
Imaging
34
Features
27
Overall
31

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Key Specs

Ricoh G900
(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
  • 247g - 118 x 66 x 33mm
  • Released February 2018
Samsung HZ10W
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 249g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Announced May 2009
  • Also referred to as WB500
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Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Overview

Following is a extended comparison of the Ricoh G900 and Samsung HZ10W, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Ricoh and Samsung. There is a sizable difference among the sensor resolutions of the G900 (20MP) and HZ10W (10MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The G900 was unveiled 8 years after the HZ10W which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the G900 grades versus the HZ10W with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh G900 over the Samsung HZ10W

 G900 HZ10W 
AnnouncedFebruary 2018May 2009More modern by 107 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ10W over the Ricoh G900

 HZ10W G900 

Common features in the Ricoh G900 and Samsung HZ10W

 G900 HZ10W 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera frequently, you will need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Ricoh G900 offers physical measurements of 118mm x 66mm x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3") along with a weight of 247 grams (0.54 lbs) while the Samsung HZ10W has proportions of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") and a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view dimension comparison of the G900 compared to the HZ10W.

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the G900 and HZ10W is 89 and 90 respectively.

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W top view buttons comparison

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to see the difference in sensor sizes purely by looking through specs. The picture below will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the G900 and HZ10W.

As you can plainly see, both cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Ricoh G900 to render more detail having an extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The more recent G900 will have a benefit in sensor tech.

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W sensor size comparison

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh G900 Portrait photography info
Samsung HZ10W Portrait photography info
45
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
31
manual focus
includes face detection autofocus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Ricoh G900 Street photography info
Samsung HZ10W Street photography info
60
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather sealing
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competition (247 grams)
52
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than average in class (249 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh G900 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung HZ10W as a Sports photography camera
55
has image stabilization (Digital)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
provides tracking autofocus
weather sealing
great battery power (340 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh G900 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung HZ10W as a Travel photography camera
70
great battery power (340 shots)
weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
heavier than competition (247g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
54
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (249g)
low MP (10MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh G900 Landscape photography highlights
Samsung HZ10W Landscape photography highlights
57
focusing manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Digital)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
weather sealing
great battery power (340 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
36
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Ricoh G900
Vlogging with Samsung HZ10W
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic port
heavier than competition (247g)
28
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (249 grams)
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Ricoh G900 vs Samsung HZ10W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh G900 and Samsung HZ10W
 Ricoh G900Samsung HZ10W
General Information
Company Ricoh Samsung
Model type Ricoh G900 Samsung HZ10W
Otherwise known as - WB500
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Released 2018-02-21 2009-05-14
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2432
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW format
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 focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.5 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 16 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.50 m (with Auto ISO) -
Flash options Flash on, flash off Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840x2160 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Supports FlashAir SD cards None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 247g (0.54 lb) 249g (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 118 x 66 x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3") 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5")
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 life 340 images -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage slots One One
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