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

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Ricoh GXR

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GXR

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Longest exposure
Long exposures
180 seconds
 
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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 $285.32 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $514 cheaper (2.8x less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.7" vs 1.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 24fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $360 - $587

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              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

              $479

              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

              $849

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $550

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Ricoh GXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $499 - $697

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Ricoh GR Digital IV

              Ricoh GR Digital IV

              Pro digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,456 body only

              $825 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $683

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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