Olympus XZ-1 vs Ricoh Caplio GX200

Olympus XZ-1
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
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
180 seconds
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus XZ-1

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Aperture
Significantly 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)
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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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 4 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
Cheaper
$206.00 vs $555.26
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The best price we've seen is $349 cheaper (2.7x 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
112×58×25 mm vs 111×65×42 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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
180s vs 60s
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3x longer exposures
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.7"
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More than 40% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
XZ-1f/1.8
GX200f/2.5
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
XZ-160s
GX200180s
Common Weaknesses
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
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Movie format Poor movies Help
XZ-1720p @ 30fps
GX200480p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
XZ-14x
GX2003x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
XZ-16,400 ISO
GX2001,600 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
XZ-1614k dots
GX200460k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$330

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$395

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$261

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$333

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

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$166

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150

Ultra compact

$80

Size Smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Supports RAW No RAW support
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Ricoh Caplio GX200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Pro digicam

$887

Screen size Smaller screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$283

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
External flash No external flash support
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$589

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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