Ricoh G900 has a 20.0MP 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized BSI-CMOS sensor . On the other hand, Olympus SP-610UZ has a 14.0MP 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized CCD sensor and features TruePic III processor.
Ricoh G900's sensor provides 6MP more than Olympus SP-610UZ's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. You can print your images larger or crop more freely.
On the other hand, please keep in mind that Max sensor resolution is not the only determinant of resolving power. Factors such as the optical elements, low pass filter, pixel size and sensor technology also affects the final resolution of the captured image.
Below you can see the G900 and SP-610UZ sensor size comparison.
Ricoh G900 and Olympus SP-610UZ have sensor sizes so they will provide same level of control over the depth of field when used with same focal length and aperture. On the other hand, since Olympus SP-610UZ has 46% larger pixel area (2.04Âµm2 vs 1.39Âµm2) compared to Ricoh G900, it has larger pixel area to collect light hence potential to have less noise in low light / High ISO images.