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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh CX4

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Weight Slightly lighter 193 g vs 205 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh CX4

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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 type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom More zoom 10.7x vs 3.8x
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More than 8x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        S95:720p @ 24fps
        CX4:720p @ 30fps

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $545

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Pro digicam

        $278

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $228 - $300

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $442 - $450

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $210 - $249

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $327 - $400

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $350

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Ricoh CX4 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Ricoh CX3

        Ricoh CX3

        Travel zoom

        Ricoh CX6

        Ricoh CX6

        Travel zoom

        $578

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

        Travel zoom

        $151

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Ricoh CX5

        Ricoh CX5

        Travel zoom

        Ricoh Caplio GX100

        Ricoh Caplio GX100

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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