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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot G12
Ricoh GR Digital IV

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.9
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
400 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12. Explore our gallery of 29 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GR Digital IV.

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
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Less risk of blur
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1800 ms vs 2700 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.7 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
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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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
G12f/2.8
IVf/1.9
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
G12350 shots
IV390 shots
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G121/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
IV1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
Common Weaknesses
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
G12380 ms
IV400 ms
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G122 fps
IV2.7 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
G123,200 ISO
IV1,600 ISO
Movie format Poor movies Help
G12720p @ 24fps
IV480p @ 30fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G125x
IV1x

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
G1215s
IV1s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
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

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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
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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$209 - $225

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$649

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $699

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

$574

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Much cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$869

Battery life Much longer battery life
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p No 24p support
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$315

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$402 - $597

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Thickness Slightly thinner
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
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$1,080

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,049 - $1,299

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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