• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G9 advantages over Ricoh GX200

  • Less expensive
    $500 vs $690 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh GX200 advantages over Canon G9

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    208g vs 364g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    180 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W300

Canon G9
Sony DSC-W300
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Fast startup
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh GX200
Sony DSC-W300
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More dots on screen
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX150

Canon G9
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh GX200
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon P6000

Canon G9
Nikon P6000
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS
Ricoh GX200
Nikon P6000
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon S710

Canon G9
Nikon S710
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh GX200
Nikon S710
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SD990 IS

Canon G9
Canon SD990 IS
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Ricoh GX200
Canon SD990 IS
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • More dots on screen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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