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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX200

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

Items often bought with the Olympus XZ-1 or Ricoh GX200

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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
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 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
Slightly 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 4 f-stops better
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$206.00 vs $1,130.00
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The best price we've seen is $924 cheaper (5.5x 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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
180s vs 60s
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3x longer exposures
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
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
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
XZ-160s
GX200180s
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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-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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
XZ-16,400 ISO
GX2001,600 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
XZ-110 MP
GX20012 MP
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
XZ-1614k dots
GX200460k dots
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
XZ-11/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
GX2001/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
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
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
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 slightly better image quality
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100

Pro digicam

$349

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$192

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
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$259

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Ricoh Caplio GX200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Pro digicam

$896

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

Ricoh GXR (A12)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$322

Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
True resolution Lower true resolution
Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

Pro digicam

$368 - $626

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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