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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Ricoh GXR

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

54

Ricoh GXR

28

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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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

galleries

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
  1. 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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" 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
114×70×44 mm vs 112×76×48 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$352.91 vs $971.28
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The best price we've seen is $618 cheaper (2.8x 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
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1210 MP
              GXR10.4 MP
              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 G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

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

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              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 G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $779

              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 G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $402

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen size Larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Ricoh GXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $469 - $599

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Leica M8.2

              Leica M8.2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $249 body only

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Ricoh Caplio GX100

              Ricoh Caplio GX100

              Pro digicam

              $875

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,196 body only

              $748 with 18-55mm lens

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

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