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Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Ricoh GR front
Portability
90
Imaging
58
Features
54
Overall
56

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Released May 2011
  • Replacement is Fujifilm X100S
Ricoh GR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8) lens
  • 245g - 117 x 61 x 35mm
  • Launched April 2013
  • Replacement is Ricoh GR II
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Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Overview

The following is a thorough review of the Fujifilm X100 versus Ricoh GR, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Ricoh. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and GR (16MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X100 was brought out 23 months earlier than the GR making them a generation away from one another. Both the cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Fujifilm X100 matches up vs the GR with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Ricoh GR

 Fujifilm X100 GR 

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR over the Fujifilm X100

 GR Fujifilm X100 
LaunchedApril 2013May 2011Newer by 23 months
Display dimensions3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1230k460kCrisper display (+770k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Ricoh GR

 Fujifilm X100 GR 
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you have to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X100 comes with outer measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") and a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) while the Ricoh GR has sizing of 117mm x 61mm x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4") with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached at that time. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm X100 against the GR.

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X100 and GR is 80 and 90 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to envision the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading specs. The image here will give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100 and GR.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Ricoh GR to offer extra detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will help you crop pics more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X100 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Portrait photography highlights
Ricoh GR Portrait photography highlights
61
you can focus manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
74
you can focus manually
high flash sync (1/4,000 seconds)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Street photography advice
Ricoh GR Street photography advice
63
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
74
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
above average ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh GR as a Sports photography camera
34
decent sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
45
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm X100
Travel photography with Ricoh GR
58
built-in flash
great max aperture (f2.0)
lack of Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
71
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography highlights
Ricoh GR Landscape photography highlights
56
you can focus manually
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (2.8")
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
exports RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
lack of Time Lapse function
62
you can focus manually
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Vlogging factors
Ricoh GR Vlogging factors
25
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic support
30
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
does not have external microphone socket
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Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Ricoh GR
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Ricoh GR
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Ricoh
Model Fujifilm FinePix X100 Ricoh GR
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2011-05-16 2013-04-17
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4288 x 2848 4928 x 3264
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 49 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 28mm (1x)
Highest aperture f/2.0 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Optical (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 90% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 300 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.00 m 5.40 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 445 gr (0.98 lb) 245 gr (0.54 lb)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 117 x 61 x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 73 78
DXO Color Depth score 22.9 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 12.4 13.5
DXO Low light score 1001 972
Other
Battery life 300 shots 290 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 DB65
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $1,800 $971