The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor on the other hand Ricoh GR features 16.2MP APS-C Format CMOS Sensor and GR ENGINE V Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Major Features
- 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
- 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touch screen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
- HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
- Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW
Ricoh GR Major Features
- 16.2MP APS-C Format CMOS Sensor
- GR ENGINE V Image Processor
- No Optical Low-pass Filter
- 18.3mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equivalent)
- 3.0″ 1,230k-dot White Magic LCD Screen
- Full HD 1080p Video Capture
- ISO Range of 100-25600
- High Speed AF and 4 fps Burst Shooting
- Image Effects and Macro Mode
- Compact Magnesium Alloy Body
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Ricoh GR Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: With Ricoh GR you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.
Bigger Sensor Size: Ricoh GR have bit bigger sensor than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
The large sensor captures more light hence the result is lower apparent noise, more color depth in image and increased dynamic range.
Hence you will get better image quality with Ricoh GR when compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Low pass filter: Ricoh GR have no built-in low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images even when viewed at 100% without moiré or aliasing problem, on the other Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II does have built-in low pass filter, hence Ricoh GR better compared to Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II over Ricoh GR.
Aperture Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II aperture Range is better than Ricoh GR, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor, create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.
Macro: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have more close-up macro range than Ricoh GR.
Image stabilization: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features hybrid IS the Normal setting of G1X Mark II corrects for a wide range that includes, Panning setting that works while you are panning your camera, other one is Macro (Hybrid) that work specially while shooting the macro subjects, the final mode is Dynamic mode that work while walking or moving with the camera and it work for both video and still shots. The Hybrid IS don’t stop here the G1X Mark II detects the tripod and stop all IS activity when attached to the tripod. On the other hand the Ricoh GR feature traditional based optical based IS only.
More AF Points: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have More AF points Compared to Ricoh GR, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II can quickly and accurately do AF Compared to Ricoh GR.
ISO: The ISO range of Ricoh GR is more than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, high sensitivity sensor have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.
Better Shutter Range: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features better shutter range compared to Ricoh GR.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features fast shooting speed compared to Ricoh GR.
Display: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features bigger and high resolution display compared to Ricoh GR.
Or Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features touch Screen + tilting display on the other hand Ricoh GR have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Wireless: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and Ricoh GR both camera feature Wi-Fi connectivity, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II have built-in and other hand Ricoh GR have optional adapter.
Battery Life (CIPA): Ricoh GR battery rating is 290 shots and other hand Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II battery rating is 240 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Ricoh GR is smaller than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Weight: Ricoh GR light-weight than Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
High ISO Test Between Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II vs. Ricoh GR
Verdict: Sigma will give you better image quality on the other hand Canon gives you more flexibility with optical zoom… final decision is yours.