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Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600

Portability
90
Imaging
58
Features
54
Overall
56
Ricoh GR front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Key Specs

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
  • Revealed April 2013
  • Updated by Ricoh GR II
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
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Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Overview

The following is a extensive overview of the Ricoh GR and Samsung ST600, one is a Large Sensor Compact and the other is a Ultracompact by companies Ricoh and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the GR (16MP) and the ST600 (14MP) is very well matched but the GR (APS-C) and ST600 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizing.

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The GR was launched 3 years after the ST600 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Ricoh GR being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Samsung ST600 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting straight into a full comparison, below is a concise view of how the GR scores vs the ST600 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh GR over the Samsung ST600

 GR ST600 
IntroducedApril 2013January 2010Newer by 40 months
Manual focus More precise focusing
Display resolution1230k1152kSharper display (+78k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Ricoh GR

 ST600 GR 
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Ricoh GR and Samsung ST600

 GR ST600 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Ricoh GR enjoys exterior measurements of 117mm x 61mm x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4") with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) whilst the Samsung ST600 has dimensions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the GR versus the ST600.

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the GR and ST600 is 90 and 95 respectively.

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by reading through technical specs. The picture underneath should provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the GR and ST600.

As you can tell, each of the cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The GR because of its larger sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field easier and the Ricoh GR will give greater detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The newer GR should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Ricoh GR
Portrait photography with Samsung ST600
74
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/4,000s)
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
30
resolution is good (14MP)
no manual focus
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Ricoh GR Street photography info
Samsung ST600 Street photography info
74
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
above average high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus via touch
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
heavier than average in class (150 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Ricoh GR
Sports photography with Samsung ST600
45
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
can't change focal length (28mm)
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
no phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Ricoh GR
Travel photography with Samsung ST600
71
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
decent MP (16MP)
flash built-in
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
includes focus via touch
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (27mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (150g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Ricoh GR
Landscape photography with Samsung ST600
62
has manual focus
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (28mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have image stabilization
44
decently wide (27mm)
lovely big screen (3.5")
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh GR Vlogging information
Samsung ST600 Vlogging information
30
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
lack of external mic socket
30
decently wide (27mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic port
heavier than average in class (150 grams)
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Ricoh GR vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GR and Samsung ST600
 Ricoh GRSamsung ST600
General Information
Brand Ricoh Samsung
Model Ricoh GR Samsung ST600
Type Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Revealed 2013-04-17 2010-01-06
Body design Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.7 x 15.7mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 372.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4928 x 3264 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 25600 4800
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 1,230 thousand dot 1,152 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (optional) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 300 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 4.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.40 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 245 gr (0.54 pounds) 150 gr (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 117 x 61 x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 78 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 23.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 13.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 972 not tested
Other
Battery life 290 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model DB65 SLB07
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD, SDHC, SDXC MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $971 $330