• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Ricoh GR II advantages over Leica TL

  • Less expensive
    $489 vs $925
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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 1/180 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
    248g vs 384g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    300 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 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica TL advantages over Ricoh GR II

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Ricoh GR II
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $489
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Leica TL
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $489
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR II
Ricoh GR
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $799
  • APS-C
Leica TL
Ricoh GR
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Ricoh GR II
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Ricoh GR II
Samsung NX3000
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $639
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Ricoh GR II
Fujifilm X70
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Leica TL
Fujifilm X70
  • $925
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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