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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 front
 
Ricoh WG-20 front
Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Key Specs

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28mm (F2.5) lens
  • 140g - 113 x 70 x 56mm
  • Launched September 2010
Ricoh WG-20
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 164g - 114 x 58 x 28mm
  • Revealed February 2014
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Ricoh WG-20, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Waterproof and they are both produced by Ricoh. The sensor resolution of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 (12MP) and the WG-20 (14MP) is very close but the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 (APS-C) and WG-20 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizes.

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The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 was revealed 4 years earlier than the WG-20 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Ricoh WG-20 being a Compact camera.

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 matches up vs the WG-20 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 over the Ricoh WG-20

 GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 WG-20 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-20 over the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5

 WG-20 GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 
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Common features in the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Ricoh WG-20

 GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 WG-20 
Focus manually More exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you have to consider its weight and volume. The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 enjoys outer dimensions of 113mm x 70mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 2.2") and a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Ricoh WG-20 has sizing of 114mm x 58mm x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and the WG-20.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and WG-20 is 88 and 93 respectively.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizes just by looking through specs. The image underneath will provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and WG-20.

As you can plainly see, both cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 using its larger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field easier and the Ricoh WG-20 will render extra detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics more aggressively. The more aged GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 sensor size comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Portrait photography info
Ricoh WG-20 Portrait photography info
59
manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detection focus
supports RAW formats
no liveview
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
40
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
features face detect focusing
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
Street photography with Ricoh WG-20
70
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competitors in class (140 grams)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
62
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proof
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Sports photography details
Ricoh WG-20 Sports photography details
33
sensor size is good (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
no liveview
slow frames per second (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (320 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
44
has image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
features tracking focus
weather proof
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Travel photography highlights
Ricoh WG-20 Travel photography highlights
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lighter than competitors in class (140g)
built-in flash
not so great battery pack (320 CIPA)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
71
weather proof
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
Landscape photography with Ricoh WG-20
48
manual focus
pretty good screen size (3")
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
no liveview
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (320 shots)
47
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
weather proof
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Vlogging information
Ricoh WG-20 Vlogging information
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has face detection focus
lighter than competitors in class (140g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone support
31
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
features face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic port
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Ricoh WG-20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Ricoh WG-20
 Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5Ricoh WG-20
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Ricoh
Model type Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Ricoh WG-20
Class Advanced Mirrorless Waterproof
Launched 2010-09-21 2014-02-05
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor GR Engine III -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 2848 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 200 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28mm (1x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.5 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Crop factor 1.5 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology TFT color LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 180s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual Auto, flash off, flash on, auto + redeye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30p, 15p), 640 x 480 (30p, 15p), 320 x 240 (30p, 15p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 140g (0.31 lb) 164g (0.36 lb)
Physical dimensions 113 x 70 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 2.2") 114 x 58 x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 320 images 260 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID DB-90 D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) ) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $566 $370