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Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Ricoh GR II front
Portability
89
Imaging
59
Features
55
Overall
57

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Released May 2011
  • Updated by Fujifilm X100S
Ricoh GR II
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8-16.0) lens
  • 251g - 117 x 63 x 35mm
  • Announced June 2015
  • Previous Model is Ricoh GR
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Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II Overview

On this page, we are reviewing the Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Ricoh. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and GR II (16MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm X100 was launched 5 years prior to the GR II which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple summation of how the Fujifilm X100 grades vs the GR II with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Ricoh GR II

 Fujifilm X100 GR II 

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR II over the Fujifilm X100

 GR II Fujifilm X100 
AnnouncedJune 2015May 2011Newer by 49 months
Display dimensions3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1230k460kCrisper display (+770k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Ricoh GR II

 Fujifilm X100 GR II 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X100 has outside measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") along with a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) and the Ricoh GR II has dimensions of 117mm x 63mm x 35mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4") with a weight of 251 grams (0.55 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen during that time. The following is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm X100 and the GR II.

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X100 and GR II is 80 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to see the gap in sensor dimensions simply by looking through technical specs. The pic underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X100 and GR II.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Ricoh GR II to render greater detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop images more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X100 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh GR II as a Portrait photography camera
61
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
megapixel count low (12MP)
75
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Street photography camera
Ricoh GR II as a Street photography camera
63
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
74
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
lighter than competition (251g)
great ISO range (25,600)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh GR II as a Sports photography camera
34
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
can't change focal length (35mm)
slow fps (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
no phase detect autofocus
50
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
focal length is fixed (28mm)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Travel photography highlights
Ricoh GR II Travel photography highlights
58
flash built-in
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
no Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
67
lighter than competition (251 grams)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography features
Ricoh GR II Landscape photography features
56
has manual focus
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (2.8 inch)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
supports RAW files
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
no Timelapse function
59
you can focus manually
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Vlogging camera
Ricoh GR II as a Vlogging camera
25
good maximum aperture (f2.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone jack
32
offers face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (251g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have microphone support
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Fujifilm X100 vs Ricoh GR II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Ricoh GR II
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Ricoh GR II
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Ricoh
Model Fujifilm FinePix X100 Ricoh GR II
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2011-05-16 2015-06-17
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR GR Engine V
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 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4288 x 2848 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 12800 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 28mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.0 f/2.8-16.0
Macro focus distance 10cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.8 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Optical (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 90 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 300 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per sec 4.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.00 m 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Flash On, Flash Synchro., Manual Flash, Red-Eye Flash Auto, Red-Eye Flash On, Red-Eye Flash Synchro, Wireless
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p, 24p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 445 grams (0.98 lb) 251 grams (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 117 x 63 x 35mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 73 80
DXO Color Depth score 22.9 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 12.4 13.7
DXO Low light score 1001 1078
Other
Battery life 300 photographs 320 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 DB-65
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $1,800 $599