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Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41
Ricoh WG-4 GPS front
 
Samsung NX100 front
Portability
88
Imaging
55
Features
54
Overall
54

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Key Specs

Ricoh WG-4 GPS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 235g - 124 x 64 x 33mm
  • Launched February 2014
  • Replacement is Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Samsung NX100
(Full Review)
  • 15MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 282g - 120 x 71 x 35mm
  • Launched September 2010
  • Renewed by Samsung NX200
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Ricoh WG-4 GPS and Samsung NX100, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals Ricoh and Samsung. The resolution of the WG-4 GPS (16MP) and the NX100 (15MP) is very comparable but the WG-4 GPS (1/2.3") and NX100 (APS-C) provide different sensor size.

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The WG-4 GPS was revealed 3 years after the NX100 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Ricoh WG-4 GPS being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going into a in depth comparison, here is a brief view of how the WG-4 GPS grades against the NX100 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-4 GPS over the Samsung NX100

 WG-4 GPS NX100 
LaunchedFebruary 2014September 2010More modern by 42 months

Reasons to pick Samsung NX100 over the Ricoh WG-4 GPS

 NX100 WG-4 GPS 
Display resolution614k460kClearer display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Ricoh WG-4 GPS and Samsung NX100

 WG-4 GPS NX100 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and size. The Ricoh WG-4 GPS has got outside measurements of 124mm x 64mm x 33mm (4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3") having a weight of 235 grams (0.52 lbs) whilst the Samsung NX100 has specifications of 120mm x 71mm x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4") accompanied by a weight of 282 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilising during that time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the WG-4 GPS versus the NX100.

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the WG-4 GPS and NX100 is 90 and 88 respectively.

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes simply by seeing technical specs. The pic below will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the WG-4 GPS and NX100.

As you have seen, each of the cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The WG-4 GPS having a smaller sensor is going to make getting bokeh trickier and the Ricoh WG-4 GPS will show greater detail because of its extra 1MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images way more aggressively. The younger WG-4 GPS provides an edge in sensor technology.

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 sensor size comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Portrait photography advice
Samsung NX100 Portrait photography advice
41
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
73
focusing manually
good resolution (15 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS as a Street photography camera
Samsung NX100 as a Street photography camera
59
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than others (235 grams)
76
built in image stabilization
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Sports photography highlights
Samsung NX100 Sports photography highlights
45
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames per second)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
low battery (240 CIPA)
has no phase detect auto focus
60
built in image stabilization
good resolution (15MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
great battery life (420 shots)
slow frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Travel photography factors
Samsung NX100 Travel photography factors
69
weather proof
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
low battery (240 per charge)
more heavy than others (235 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
66
great battery life (420 CIPA)
good resolution (15MP)
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung NX100 as a Landscape photography camera
54
focusing manually
fairly wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
weather proof
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
low battery (240 shots)
75
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization
good resolution (15 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
great battery life (420 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Vlogging features
Samsung NX100 Vlogging features
34
fairly wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of microphone jack
more heavy than others (235g)
31
built in image stabilization
provides face detection focusing
does not have selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Ricoh WG-4 GPS vs Samsung NX100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh WG-4 GPS and Samsung NX100
 Ricoh WG-4 GPSSamsung NX100
General Information
Brand Ricoh Samsung
Model Ricoh WG-4 GPS Samsung NX100
Class Waterproof Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2014-02-05 2010-09-14
Body design Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - DRIMe Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 15MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4592 x 3056
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 15
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) -
Largest aperture f/2.0-4.9 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Amount of lenses - 32
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT LCD VGA AMOLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 10.00 m (Auto ISO) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye, on + redeye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 235g (0.52 lb) 282g (0.62 lb)
Physical dimensions 124 x 64 x 33mm (4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3") 120 x 71 x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 62
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.6
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.7
DXO Low light score not tested 563
Other
Battery life 240 pictures 420 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model D-LI92 BP1130
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal SD/SDHC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $210 $386