• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Sony QX1 advantages over Ricoh GR III

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $900
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Ricoh GR III advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Longer exposure
    1200 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.3 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 16000 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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

Buy From

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX210

Sony QX1
Samsung NX210
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Thinner
Ricoh GR III
Samsung NX210
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Ricoh GR

Sony QX1
Ricoh GR
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Integrated ND filter
Ricoh GR III
Ricoh GR
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
Ricoh GR III
Samsung NX2000
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Ricoh GR III
Samsung NX3300
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Sony QX1
Ricoh GR II
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $546
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Integrated ND filter
Ricoh GR III
Ricoh GR II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $546
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Compare Other Cameras?