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Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

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

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
180 seconds
 
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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 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 $299.95 vs $1,130.00
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The best price we've seen is $830 cheaper (3.8x 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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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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 Common Weaknesses

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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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$335 - $673

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
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$239 - $294

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$300 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$445

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$299

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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $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 Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Pro digicam

$996

Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2

Waterproof

$527

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Sensor size Smaller sensor
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$340 with 10-30mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External flash No external flash support
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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