• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica M-E (Typ 220) advantages over Ricoh GR

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.91 vs 4.81 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)

Ricoh GR advantages over Leica M-E (Typ 220)

  • Higher effective ISO
    972 vs 787 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.5 vs 11.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    243g vs 585g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    300 vs 32 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.0 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 2500 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • The most compact APS-C camera on the market; Bright, sharp 28mm f/2.8 prime lens with almost no distortion; Excellent image quality; Extremely customizable; Fast autofocus; Strong built-in flash plus hot shoe.

  • Fixed prime lens is not for everybody; Crowded and small controls; Burst performance is limited; Muted colors and cool white balance; Has issues with moire and false color.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $4409
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Ricoh GR
Leica M Monochrom
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $4409
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Ricoh GR
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $4409
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Ricoh GR
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $4409
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Ricoh GR
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Ricoh GR II
  • $4409
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Ricoh GR
Ricoh GR II
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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