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Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III

Portability
83
Imaging
34
Features
48
Overall
39
Canon PowerShot G11 front
 
Ricoh GR Digital III front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
35
Overall
34

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Key Specs

Canon G11
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 375g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Announced December 2009
  • Replacement is Canon G12
Ricoh GR Digital III
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28mm (F1.9) lens
  • 208g - 109 x 59 x 26mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Newer Model is Ricoh GR Digital IV
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Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Overview

Following is a thorough overview of the Canon G11 versus Ricoh GR Digital III, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Canon and Ricoh. The image resolution of the G11 (10MP) and the GR Digital III (10MP) is relatively comparable and they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/1.7").

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The G11 was revealed 5 months after the GR Digital III so they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the G11 grades against the GR Digital III in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the Ricoh GR Digital III

 G11 GR Digital III 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR Digital III over the Canon G11

 GR Digital III G11 
Screen dimension3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution920k461kSharper screen (+459k dot)

Common features in the Canon G11 and Ricoh GR Digital III

 G11 GR Digital III 
LaunchedDecember 2009July 2009Same generation
Manually focus More precise focus
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon G11 comes with physical dimensions of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") having a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) and the Ricoh GR Digital III has dimensions of 109mm x 59mm x 26mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.0") and a weight of 208 grams (0.46 lbs).

See the Canon G11 versus Ricoh GR Digital III in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using at the time. The following is the front view measurement comparison of the G11 and the GR Digital III.

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G11 and GR Digital III is 83 and 92 respectively.

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to envision the contrast in sensor sizes simply by checking out specs. The picture here may give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the G11 and GR Digital III.

All in all, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical MP so you should expect comparable quality of pictures although you might want to take the production date of the cameras into account.

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon G11
Portrait photography with Ricoh GR Digital III
47
focusing manually
high flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
40
has manual focus
saves RAW files
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Canon G11 Street photography highlights
Ricoh GR Digital III Street photography highlights
64
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor is small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors (375 grams)
55
saves RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Canon G11 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh GR Digital III as a Sports photography camera
27
image stabilization (Optical)
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
no phase detect AF
17
fixed focal length (28mm)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G11 Travel photography advice
Ricoh GR Digital III Travel photography advice
57
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
pretty wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (375g)
megapixel count low (10MP)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
63
has built in flash
great max aperture (f1.9)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G11 Landscape photography factors
Ricoh GR Digital III Landscape photography factors
46
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (2.8 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
no Timelapse mode
45
has manual focus
great max aperture (f1.9)
screen size is good (3 inch)
saves RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G11 Vlogging info
Ricoh GR Digital III Vlogging info
60
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
no microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (375 grams)
25
great max aperture (f1.9)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic support
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Canon G11 vs Ricoh GR Digital III Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and Ricoh GR Digital III
 Canon PowerShot G11Ricoh GR Digital III
General Information
Brand Name Canon Ricoh
Model Canon PowerShot G11 Ricoh GR Digital III
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-12-16 2009-07-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 GR engine III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28mm (1x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/1.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 2.8" 3"
Screen resolution 461 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) Optical (optional)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 1s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video data format H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 375g (0.83 lb) 208g (0.46 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 109 x 59 x 26mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 not tested
DXO Low light score 169 not tested
Other
Battery model NB-7L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $600 $399