Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Panasonic ZS1, which was introduced in May 2009 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 10.0MP 1/2.5-inch sensor whereas Ricoh GXR Mount A12, which was introduced in August 2011 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 12.0MP APS-C sensor. As you can see, ZS1 is 2 years older than GXR Mount A12. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Comparing an interchangeble lens camera to a fixed lens camera is a bit tricky but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Panasonic ZS1 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic ZS1 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.