• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Ricoh GR advantages over Ricoh GR III

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.81 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 290 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Ricoh GR III advantages over Ricoh GR

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Longer exposure
    1200 vs 300 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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.

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 III
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Ricoh GR
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Ricoh GR III
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR
Ricoh GR II
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Ricoh GR III
Ricoh GR II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

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 III
Fujifilm X70
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm XF10

Ricoh GR
Fujifilm XF10
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Ricoh GR III
Fujifilm XF10
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $466
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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