• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic LX100 II 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
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    75 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.3 fps vs 4.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.2 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    34 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Ricoh GR III advantages over Panasonic LX100 II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • 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 64 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    257g vs 392g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 17.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Longer exposure
    1200 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 109 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Compact coat-pocket friendly body with plenty of dedicated controls; Great electronic viewfinder; Impressive image quality for its class; Generous performance; Decent battery life.

  • Too big for a pants pocket; No articulation for LCD; Relatively short zoom range compared to some rivals; Can't use full sensor area at any aspect ratio; Not the best choice for video.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Ricoh GR III
Panasonic LX100
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Panasonic LX100 II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $875
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Ricoh GR III
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $875
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G5X

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon G5X
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
Ricoh GR III
Canon G5X
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon G5X Mark II

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Ricoh GR III
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony ZV-1

Panasonic LX100 II
Sony ZV-1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $800
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Ricoh GR III
Sony ZV-1
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $800
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
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