• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh GR II advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    248g vs 347g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    300 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Ricoh GR II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Shooting with a wide prime helps you see new shots; Good performance and fast autofocus; Excellent sharp, bright lens; Very customizable; In-camera Wi-Fi works with more than just Android and iOS; Supports Pentax wireless flash strobes

  • Fixed, wide prime lens isn't for everyone; Cramped controls; Burst capture is slower for JPEGs; Tends too warm under incandescent lighting; Wi-Fi app is poor, and web browser control has cluttered interface

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Ricoh GR II
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Fujifilm X70
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $849
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Ricoh GR II
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR II
Ricoh GR
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $799
  • APS-C
Fujifilm X70
Ricoh GR
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Ricoh GR II
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X70
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm XF10

Ricoh GR II
Fujifilm XF10
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
  • $451
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X70
Fujifilm XF10
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $451
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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