Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

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Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
180 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus XZ-1

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.5
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At its widest zoom, the XZ-1's lens captures much more light (0.9 f-stops)
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XZ-1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$499.99 vs $1,130.00
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The best price we've seen is $630 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Ricoh GX200

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
112x58x25 mm vs 110x64x42 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.7"
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More than 40% thinner
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
180s vs 60s
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3x longer exposures
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
XZ-1:f/1.8
GX200:f/2.5
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
XZ-1:60s
GX200:180s
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
XZ-1:$499.99
GX200:$1,130.00
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Movie format Poor movies Help
XZ-1:720p @ 30fps
GX200:480p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
XZ-1:4x
GX200:3x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
XZ-1:6,400 ISO
GX200:1,600 ISO
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
XZ-1:10 MP
GX200:12 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
XZ-1:614k dots
GX200:460k dots
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
XZ-1:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
GX200:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$400 - $645

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$305

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$829

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$372

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$148

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Ricoh Caplio GX200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$342 body only

$359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger
Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
True resolution Lower true resolution
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Pro digicam

$996

Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen

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