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Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100

Portability
90
Imaging
70
Features
62
Overall
66
Ricoh GR III front
 
Samsung NX100 front
Portability
88
Imaging
56
Features
54
Overall
55

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Key Specs

Ricoh GR III
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 102400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8-16) lens
  • 257g - 109 x 62 x 33mm
  • Announced September 2018
  • Superseded the Ricoh GR III
  • Renewed by Ricoh GR III
Samsung NX100
(Full Review)
  • 15MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 282g - 120 x 71 x 35mm
  • Introduced September 2010
  • Newer Model is Samsung NX200
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Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Overview

Following is a complete comparison of the Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100, former is a Large Sensor Compact while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by companies Ricoh and Samsung. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the GR III (24MP) and NX100 (15MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The GR III was announced 8 years after the NX100 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Ricoh GR III being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Samsung NX100 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving in to a complete comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the GR III scores versus the NX100 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh GR III over the Samsung NX100

 GR III NX100 
IntroducedSeptember 2018September 2010More modern by 98 months
Display resolution1037k614kCrisper display (+423k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung NX100 over the Ricoh GR III

 NX100 GR III 

Common features in the Ricoh GR III and Samsung NX100

 GR III NX100 
Manual focus More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera, you are going to need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh GR III has physical measurements of 109mm x 62mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") and a weight of 257 grams (0.57 lbs) and the Samsung NX100 has dimensions of 120mm x 71mm x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4") having a weight of 282 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is the front view proportions comparison of the GR III vs the NX100.

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the GR III and NX100 is 90 and 88 respectively.

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes merely by going over specifications. The pic below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the GR III and NX100.

Plainly, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You can expect to see the Ricoh GR III to offer you more detail with its extra 9 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images far more aggressively. The younger GR III should have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 sensor size comparison

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh GR III Portrait photography factors
Samsung NX100 Portrait photography factors
82
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
73
you can focus manually
good resolution (15 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh GR III Street photography details
Samsung NX100 Street photography details
84
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
supports touch to focus
lighter than competitors (257 grams)
above average high ISO (102,400)
screen does not articulate
76
image stabilization
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh GR III Sports photography highlights
Samsung NX100 Sports photography highlights
76
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
supports phase detect AF
can't change focal length (28mm)
61
image stabilization
good resolution (15 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
great battery power (420 per charge)
low frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh GR III Travel photography information
Samsung NX100 Travel photography information
70
lighter than competitors (257 grams)
supports touch to focus
good megapixels (24MP)
missing Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
66
great battery power (420 CIPA)
good resolution (15 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh GR III as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung NX100 as a Landscape photography camera
70
you can focus manually
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
above average high ISO (102,400)
delivers RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (28mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
missing Timelapse recording
75
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization
good resolution (15 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
great battery power (420 per charge)
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Ricoh GR III
Vlogging with Samsung NX100
37
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors (257g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone socket
31
image stabilization
comes with face detection autofocus
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
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Ricoh GR III vs Samsung NX100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GR III and Samsung NX100
 Ricoh GR IIISamsung NX100
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Samsung
Model Ricoh GR III Samsung NX100
Type Large Sensor Compact Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2018-09-25 2010-09-14
Body design Large Sensor Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by - DRIMe Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 15MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1 and 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 4592 x 3056
Highest native ISO 102400 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) -
Highest aperture f/2.8-16 -
Macro focus range 6cm -
Number of lenses - 32
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,037 thousand dot 614 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - VGA AMOLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (optional) Electronic (optional)
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Slow Sync+Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 257 gr (0.57 pounds) 282 gr (0.62 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 62 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") 120 x 71 x 35mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 62
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.6
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.7
DXO Low light score not tested 563
Other
Battery life - 420 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model - BP1130
Self timer Yes Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media Internal, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $900 $386