Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x

Portability
90
Imaging
42
Features
44
Overall
42
Ricoh WG-5 GPS front
 
Sigma DP2x front
Portability
86
Imaging
46
Features
31
Overall
40

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Key Specs

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 236g - 125 x 65 x 32mm
  • Released February 2015
  • Old Model is Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • Refreshed by Ricoh WG-6
Sigma DP2x
(Full Review)
  • 5MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 320 x 240 video
  • 41mm (F) lens
  • 280g - 113 x 60 x 56mm
  • Released February 2011
  • Replaced the Sigma DP2s
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Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Overview

Here is a extended assessment of the Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Large Sensor Compact by companies Ricoh and Sigma. There exists a sizeable gap between the image resolutions of the WG-5 GPS (16MP) and DP2x (5MP) and the WG-5 GPS (1/2.3") and DP2x (APS-C) posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The WG-5 GPS was revealed 4 years later than the DP2x and that is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Ricoh WG-5 GPS being a Compact camera and the Sigma DP2x being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before getting straight to a detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the WG-5 GPS grades versus the DP2x in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-5 GPS over the Sigma DP2x

 WG-5 GPS DP2x 
ReleasedFebruary 2015February 2011Fresher by 49 months
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sigma DP2x over the Ricoh WG-5 GPS

 DP2x WG-5 GPS 

Common features in the Ricoh WG-5 GPS and Sigma DP2x

 WG-5 GPS DP2x 
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Ricoh WG-5 GPS comes with outer measurements of 125mm x 65mm x 32mm (4.9" x 2.6" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 236 grams (0.52 lbs) and the Sigma DP2x has proportions of 113mm x 60mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 280 grams (0.62 lbs).

Examine the Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the WG-5 GPS against the DP2x.

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the WG-5 GPS and DP2x is 90 and 86 respectively.

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x top view buttons comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing merely by checking a spec sheet. The photograph below might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the WG-5 GPS and DP2x.

As you can see, both the cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The WG-5 GPS with its tinier sensor will make achieving shallow DOF tougher and the Ricoh WG-5 GPS will give more detail because of its extra 11MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images way more aggressively. The more modern WG-5 GPS will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x sensor size comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Portrait photography with Sigma DP2x
42
focusing manually
decent megapixels (16MP)
features face detection focusing
no manual control
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
57
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Street photography info
Sigma DP2x Street photography info
59
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (236g)
68
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lighter than competition in class (280g)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Sports photography info
Sigma DP2x Sports photography info
49
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
weather sealing
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery (240 shots)
lack of phase detect AF
31
nice sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (41mm)
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Travel photography highlights
Sigma DP2x Travel photography highlights
69
weather sealing
decent megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
bad battery (240 shots)
more heavy than competition in class (236g)
screen is not selfie friendly
67
lighter than competition in class (280 grams)
built-in flash
good max aperture (f)
megapixel count low (5 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Landscape photography information
Sigma DP2x Landscape photography information
54
focusing manually
reasonably wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
bad battery (240 shots)
49
you can focus manually
good max aperture (f)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (41mm)
tiny screen (2.5")
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (5MP)
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Vlogging information
Sigma DP2x Vlogging information
34
reasonably wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (236g)
28
good max aperture (f)
lighter than competition in class (280g)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (320 x 240 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Ricoh WG-5 GPS vs Sigma DP2x Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh WG-5 GPS and Sigma DP2x
 Ricoh WG-5 GPSSigma DP2x
General Information
Make Ricoh Sigma
Model Ricoh WG-5 GPS Sigma DP2x
Category Waterproof Large Sensor Compact
Released 2015-02-10 2011-02-08
Body design Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - True II
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 285.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 5 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 2640 x 1760
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 41mm (1x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-4.9 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.7
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.5"
Screen resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 15s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 14.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.40 m (at Auto ISO) 4.30 m
Flash settings Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye, on + redeye Forced Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
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) 320 x 240
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 320x240
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
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 None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 236 grams (0.52 pounds) 280 grams (0.62 pounds)
Physical dimensions 125 x 65 x 32mm (4.9" x 2.6" x 1.3") 113 x 60 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 2.2")
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 240 pictures -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model D-LI92 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal SD/SDHC/MMC
Storage slots Single Single
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