Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 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
Macro focus
Great macro
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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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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution 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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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 $368.32 vs $671.48
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The best price we've seen is $303 cheaper (around 50% 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 Each supports an 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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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 G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $511 - $549

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $759

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              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 EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $1,020 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              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 G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $549

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $488

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $320

              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

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              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $625 - $697

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

              Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

              Boutique

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,280 body only

              $2,500 with 24-105mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

              Entry-level DSLR

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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