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 Panasonic ZS70, which was introduced in April 2017 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 20.0MP 1/2.3-inch sensor. As you can see, WG-5 GPS is 2 years older than ZS70. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
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 Panasonic ZS70 is ranked #2
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 62.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Ricoh WG-5 GPS and Panasonic ZS70 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 Panasonic ZS70 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.