Clicky

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II

Portability
89
Imaging
59
Features
55
Overall
57
Ricoh GR II front
 
Sony ZV-1 Mark II front
Portability
88
Imaging
57
Features
82
Overall
67

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Key Specs

Ricoh GR II
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8-16.0) lens
  • 251g - 117 x 63 x 35mm
  • Revealed June 2015
  • Older Model is Ricoh GR
Sony ZV-1 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 18-50mm (F1.8-4.0) lens
  • 292g - 106 x 60 x 47mm
  • Revealed May 2023
  • Old Model is Sony ZV-1
Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Overview

Following is a extensive assessment of the Ricoh GR II and Sony ZV-1 II, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by brands Ricoh and Sony. The sensor resolution of the GR II (16MP) and the ZV-1 II (20MP) is relatively close but the GR II (APS-C) and ZV-1 II (1") boast different sensor dimensions.

Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

The GR II was announced 9 years earlier than the ZV-1 II which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple summation of how the GR II matches up versus the ZV-1 II in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes
	
	

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR II over the Sony ZV-1 II

 GR II ZV-1 II 
Screen resolution1230k922kSharper screen (+308k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-1 II over the Ricoh GR II

 ZV-1 II GR II 
RevealedMay 2023June 2015More modern by 96 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Ricoh GR II and Sony ZV-1 II

 GR II ZV-1 II 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen dimensions3"3.00"Equal screen sizing

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh GR II enjoys outer dimensions of 117mm x 63mm x 35mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4") along with a weight of 251 grams (0.55 lbs) while the Sony ZV-1 II has dimensions of 106mm x 60mm x 47mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.9") having a weight of 292 grams (0.64 lbs).

Take a look at the Ricoh GR II and Sony ZV-1 II in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the GR II and the ZV-1 II.

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the GR II and ZV-1 II is 89 and 88 respectively.

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to picture the contrast in sensor sizes merely by looking through technical specs. The picture underneath might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the GR II and ZV-1 II.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The GR II with its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF less difficult and the Sony ZV-1 II will provide you with more detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The more aged GR II will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II sensor size comparison

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Ricoh GR II
Portrait photography with Sony ZV-1 II
75
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
74
manual focus
MP count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
features face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Ricoh GR II Street photography information
Sony ZV-1 II Street photography information
74
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lighter than competition in class (251g)
great high ISO (25,600)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
80
screen articulates
sensor size is good (1")
delivers RAW formats
supports touch focus
lighter than average in class (292g)
lack of image stabilization
Apple Innovates by Creating Next-Level Optical Stabilization for iPhone

Sports Comparison

Ricoh GR II Sports photography info
Sony ZV-1 II Sports photography info
50
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
focal length is fixed (28mm)
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus
66
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (24.0 frames/s)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
features tracking autofocus
supports phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery life (260 per charge)
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Ricoh GR II
Travel photography with Sony ZV-1 II
67
lighter than competition in class (251 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
81
lighter than average in class (292 grams)
has bluetooth
supports touch focus
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
really wide (18mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
terrible battery life (260 per charge)
Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

Landscape Comparison

Ricoh GR II Landscape photography advice
Sony ZV-1 II Landscape photography advice
59
you can focus manually
screen is a decent size (3")
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
great high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse recording
66
manual focus
really wide (18mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inches)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
delivers RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery life (260 per charge)
Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh GR II as a Vlogging camera
Sony ZV-1 II as a Vlogging camera
32
has face detect autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (251 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have microphone support
82
really wide (18mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
features face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with external microphone port
lighter than average in class (292 grams)
lack of image stabilization
President Biden pushes bill mandating TikTok sale or ban

Ricoh GR II vs Sony ZV-1 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GR II and Sony ZV-1 II
 Ricoh GR IISony ZV-1 Mark II
General Information
Company Ricoh Sony
Model type Ricoh GR II Sony ZV-1 Mark II
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2015-06-17 2023-05-27
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by GR Engine V -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor measurements 23.7 x 15.7mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 372.1mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4928 x 3264 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 25600 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW data
Minimum enhanced ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 315
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28mm (1x) 18-50mm (2.8x)
Max aperture f/2.8-16.0 f/1.8-4.0
Macro focusing range 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3" 3.00"
Resolution of screen 1,230 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (optional) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 300 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed - 1/32000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 4.0 frames per sec 24.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m (at Auto ISO) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Flash Synchro., Manual Flash, Red-Eye Flash Auto, Red-Eye Flash On, Red-Eye Flash Synchro, Wireless Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/100 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 251 gr (0.55 lb) 292 gr (0.64 lb)
Physical dimensions 117 x 63 x 35mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4") 106 x 60 x 47mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 80 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1078 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 images 260 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID DB-65 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $599 $899