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Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
34
Overall
38
Ricoh WG-30W front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V front
Portability
89
Imaging
53
Features
80
Overall
63

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Key Specs

Ricoh WG-30W
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 194g - 123 x 62 x 30mm
  • Launched October 2014
Sony RX100 V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-70mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 299g - 102 x 58 x 41mm
  • Launched October 2016
  • Replaced the Sony RX100 IV
  • Later Model is Sony RX100 VI
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Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Overview

Lets look much closer at the Ricoh WG-30W versus Sony RX100 V, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Large Sensor Compact by brands Ricoh and Sony. The image resolution of the WG-30W (16MP) and the RX100 V (20MP) is pretty comparable but the WG-30W (1/2.3") and RX100 V (1") feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The WG-30W was released 24 months earlier than the RX100 V which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Ricoh WG-30W being a Compact camera and the Sony RX100 V being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before delving through a complete comparison, below is a simple overview of how the WG-30W grades against the RX100 V for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-30W over the Sony RX100 V

 WG-30W RX100 V 

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 V over the Ricoh WG-30W

 RX100 V WG-30W 
LaunchedOctober 2016October 2014Newer by 24 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1229k230kSharper screen (+999k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Ricoh WG-30W and Sony RX100 V

 WG-30W RX100 V 
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Physical Comparison

If you're intending to travel with your camera frequently, you should think about its weight and proportions. The Ricoh WG-30W has external measurements of 123mm x 62mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 194 grams (0.43 lbs) while the Sony RX100 V has measurements of 102mm x 58mm x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6") along with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs).

See the Ricoh WG-30W versus Sony RX100 V in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the WG-30W versus the RX100 V.

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the WG-30W and RX100 V is 91 and 89 respectively.

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V top view buttons comparison

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by seeing a spec sheet. The image here may offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the WG-30W and RX100 V.

Clearly, both cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The WG-30W because of its smaller sensor will make achieving bokeh tougher and the Sony RX100 V will show greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more aged WG-30W will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V sensor size comparison

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh WG-30W Portrait photography highlights
Sony RX100 V Portrait photography highlights
36
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
66
manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
has face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Ricoh WG-30W as a Street photography camera
Sony RX100 V as a Street photography camera
62
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
85
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW formats
lighter than average in class (299 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh WG-30W Sports photography information
Sony RX100 V Sports photography information
45
built in image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
environment proofing
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
70
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
max frames per second high (24.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
has tracking autofocus
sensor has phase detect autofocus
terrible battery power (220 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh WG-30W Travel photography highlights
Sony RX100 V Travel photography highlights
71
environment proofing
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
80
lighter than average in class (299 grams)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
terrible battery power (220 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh WG-30W Landscape photography features
Sony RX100 V Landscape photography features
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
environment proofing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
70
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW formats
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
terrible battery power (220 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh WG-30W as a Vlogging camera
Sony RX100 V as a Vlogging camera
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone jack
81
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than average in class (299g)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Ricoh WG-30W vs Sony RX100 V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh WG-30W and Sony RX100 V
 Ricoh WG-30WSony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
General Information
Make Ricoh Sony
Model type Ricoh WG-30W Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Class Waterproof Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2014-10-09 2016-10-06
Physical type Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 125 125
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 315
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-70mm (2.9x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.5 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 2.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.59x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/32000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 24.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.90 m (Auto ISO) 10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/2000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 194 gr (0.43 lbs) 299 gr (0.66 lbs)
Dimensions 123 x 62 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") 102 x 58 x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 70
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.4
DXO Low light rating not tested 586
Other
Battery life 300 photos 220 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID D-LI92 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Price at launch $280 $998