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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Size
Really small
Compact 99x58x29 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh CX4

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 102x59x29 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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 Significantly 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

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        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        S95:193 g
        CX4:205 g
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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

        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $500

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $450

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $400

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548 - $550

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger

        Ricoh CX4 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Ricoh CX5

        Ricoh CX5

        Travel zoom

        $286

        Pentax Optio LS465

        Pentax Optio LS465

        Compact

        $149

        Size Significantly smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Ricoh R10

        Ricoh R10

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Ricoh CX6

        Ricoh CX6

        Travel zoom

        $536

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Pro digicam

        $284

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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