• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica CL advantages over Ricoh GR III

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Ricoh GR III advantages over Leica CL

  • Less expensive
    $900* vs $3995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    8 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Longer exposure
    1200 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 140 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1 IR

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
  • $2895
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
Ricoh GR III
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2895
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Ricoh GR III
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica TL2

Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2895
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2268
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Ricoh GR III
Leica TL2
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2268
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sony A6400

Leica CL
Sony A6400
  • $2895
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Thinner
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Ricoh GR III
Sony A6400
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro3

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $2895
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Ricoh GR III
Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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