• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh GR III advantages over Canon G7X Mark III

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Longer exposure
    1200 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 125 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

Canon G7X Mark III advantages over Ricoh GR III

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $897
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
    20.0 fps vs 4.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    30.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    76 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/25600 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Ricoh GR III
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $732
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Ricoh GR III
Sony RX100 V
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $949
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G7X Mark III
Sony RX100 V
  • $732
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $949
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Ricoh GR III
Sony RX100 VA
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G7X Mark III
Sony RX100 VA
  • $732
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G5X Mark II

Ricoh GR III
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $732
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony ZV-1

Ricoh GR III
Sony ZV-1
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $800
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon G7X Mark III
Sony ZV-1
  • $732
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $800
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
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