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Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR

Portability
61
Imaging
81
Features
70
Overall
76
Leica Q2 front
 
Ricoh GR front
Portability
90
Imaging
59
Features
54
Overall
57

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Key Specs

Leica Q2
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 50000
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 28mm (F1.7) lens
  • 718g - 130 x 80 x 92mm
  • Introduced March 2019
  • Also referred to as Type No. 4889
  • Previous Model is Leica Q
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
  • Introduced April 2013
  • Successor is Ricoh GR II
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Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Overview

Here is a extensive review of the Leica Q2 and Ricoh GR, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Leica and Ricoh. There exists a large gap between the image resolutions of the Q2 (47MP) and GR (16MP) and the Q2 (Full frame) and GR (APS-C) posses different sensor size.

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The Q2 was manufactured 5 years later than the GR and that is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before going into a full comparison, here is a quick summary of how the Q2 scores vs the GR in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Leica Q2 over the Ricoh GR

 Q2 GR 
IntroducedMarch 2019April 2013Fresher by 72 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR over the Leica Q2

 GR Q2 
Display resolution1230k1040kCrisper display (+190k dot)

Common features in the Leica Q2 and Ricoh GR

 Q2 GR 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Leica Q2 enjoys physical dimensions of 130mm x 80mm x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") with a weight of 718 grams (1.58 lbs) whilst the Ricoh GR has specifications of 117mm x 61mm x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4") and a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you use at that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Q2 and the GR.

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Q2 and GR is 61 and 90 respectively.

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR top view buttons comparison

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizing purely by going over specs. The graphic underneath may give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Q2 and GR.

All in all, both cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Q2 featuring a larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Leica Q2 will offer you more detail due to its extra 31 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more recent Q2 should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR sensor size comparison

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Screen and ViewFinder

Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica Q2 Portrait photography advice
Ricoh GR Portrait photography advice
88
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/500s)
great resolution (47MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
has face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
75
manual focus
great flash sync speed (1/4,000s)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Leica Q2 as a Street photography camera
Ricoh GR as a Street photography camera
70
built in image stabilization (Optical)
large sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
has touch focus
weather proof
good ISO range (50,000)
no moving screen
more heavy than others in class (718 grams)
75
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lighter than others (245g)
good ISO range (25,600)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica Q2 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh GR as a Sports photography camera
79
quiet shutter (1/40,000 seconds)
high max fps (20.0 fps)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
great resolution (47MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
weather proof
good battery pack (370 CIPA)
can't change focal length (28mm)
lack of phase detect autofocus
46
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
fixed focal length (28mm)
low frames per second (4.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica Q2 Travel photography features
Ricoh GR Travel photography features
70
good battery pack (370 per charge)
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
has touch focus
great resolution (47 megapixels)
good maximum aperture (f1.7)
more heavy than others in class (718g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
71
lighter than others (245 grams)
resolution is good (16MP)
has built in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Leica Q2
Landscape photography with Ricoh GR
80
has manual focus
good maximum aperture (f1.7)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
great resolution (47MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
no anti aliasing filter
good ISO range (50,000)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
good battery pack (370 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (28mm)
62
manual focus
nice screen size (3 inch)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica Q2
Vlogging with Ricoh GR
32
good maximum aperture (f1.7)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does not feature selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (718g)
30
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (245g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no microphone jack
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Leica Q2 vs Ricoh GR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica Q2 and Ricoh GR
 Leica Q2Ricoh GR
General Information
Brand Name Leica Ricoh
Model Leica Q2 Ricoh GR
Also Known as Type No. 4889 -
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Introduced 2019-03-07 2013-04-17
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 47 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 8368 x 5584 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 50000 25600
Min native ISO 50 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 49 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 28mm (1x)
Maximum aperture f/1.7 f/2.8
Macro focus range 17cm -
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 3,680 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 300 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/40000 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 20.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 5.40 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/500 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 4K/30/24p, 1080/120/60/30/24p 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 718 gr (1.58 lbs) 245 gr (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 130 x 80 x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") 117 x 61 x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 96 78
DXO Color Depth score 26.4 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 13.5 13.5
DXO Low light score 2491 972
Other
Battery life 370 photos 290 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BP-SCL4 DB65
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
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