Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Ricoh WG-5 GPS, which was introduced in February 2015 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor whereas Canon S120, which was introduced in November 2013 is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a 12.0MP 1/1.7-inch sensor. There is 15 months difference between WG-5 GPS and S120 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger WG-5 GPS, especially in sensor tech.
Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Ricoh WG-5 GPS is ranked #9
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 50 whereas Canon S120 is ranked #9
out of 262 Small Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 59.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Ricoh WG-5 GPS and Canon S120 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Ricoh WG-5 GPS and Canon S120 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.