Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

vs

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.9
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G12's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
380 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.9 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the IV's lens captures much more light (1.1 f-stops)
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1800 ms vs 2700 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
109x59x33 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight
Lighter
190 g vs 401 g
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2.1x lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
390 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.9"
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More than 30% thinner
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Ricoh IV.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Battery life Great battery life Help
G12:350 shots
IV:390 shots
Common Weaknesses
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
G12:2700 ms
IV:1800 ms
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
G12:380 ms
IV:400 ms
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G12:2 fps
IV:2.7 fps
Movie format Poor movies Help
G12:720p @ 24fps
IV:480p @ 30fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G12:5x
IV:1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
G12:15s
IV:1s
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
G12:3,200 ISO
IV:1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$499

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$439

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Startup delay Has much more startup delay

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $1,227

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$540

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$570

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$830

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$420

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$499 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Size Slightly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$399 - $900

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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