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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
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
193 g
 

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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $444.51 vs $490.05
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom More zoom 10.7x vs 3.8x
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More than 8x more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

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

              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S95:$444.51
              CX4:$490.05
              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

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              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

              $396 - $449

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              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
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Ricoh CX4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh CX3

              Ricoh CX3

              Travel zoom

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Travel zoom

              $128

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Pentax Optio W80

              Pentax Optio W80

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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