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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Longest exposure
Long exposures
180 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

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Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Ricoh Caplio GX200.

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
Much cheaper
$199.99 vs $1,130.00
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The best price we've seen is $930 cheaper (5.7x 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
Movie format Poor movies Help
XZ-1720p @ 30fps
GX200480p @ 30fps
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
XZ-1614k dots
GX200460k dots

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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 Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$330 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

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
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$264

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
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$978

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

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$166

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$331

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sensor size Smaller sensor

Ricoh Caplio GX200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$330 body only

$689 with 14-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Pro digicam

$445

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$333

Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Lower true resolution
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$473 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

Compact

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Slightly lighter
Supports RAW No RAW support
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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