Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera 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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
 
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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
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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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 Slightly 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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
G12:380 ms
IV:400 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
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 Common Weaknesses

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

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
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

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
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$360 - $574

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$200 - $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

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$420 - $449

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

$549

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

$429

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$899

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$651 - $697

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
Size Slightly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$310

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$410 body only

Sensor size Much larger sensor
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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