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

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Differences

Ricoh GR advantages over Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II advantages over Ricoh GR

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,078 vs 972 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • 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 Sigma DP1 Merrill

Ricoh GR
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Ricoh GR II
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Ricoh GR
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Ricoh GR II
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Ricoh GR
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Thinner
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Ricoh GR II
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Ricoh GR
Fujifilm X70
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Ricoh GR II
Fujifilm X70
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm XF10

Ricoh GR
Fujifilm XF10
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Ricoh GR II
Fujifilm XF10
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
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