Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Ricoh GXR

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Ricoh GXR

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

52

Ricoh GXR

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GXR

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Longest exposure
Long exposures
180 seconds
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12. Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GXR.

differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight
Slightly lighter
401 g vs 453 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Ricoh GXR

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 8.5x larger sensor
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
180s vs 15s
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12x longer exposures
Size
Slightly smaller
114x70x44 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$352.91 vs $959.64
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The best price we've seen is $607 cheaper (2.7x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.7" vs 1.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1210 MP
              GXR10.4 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 24fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $699

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $574

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $869

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $315

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Ricoh GXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $402 - $597

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $656 body only

              $498 - $553 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,049 - $1,299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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