Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Ricoh GR II

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Ricoh GR II 1


Major Difference

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs. Ricoh GR II Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Canon G5 X Ricoh GR II
Megapixel 20.2 megapixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
Low –Pass filter Yes No
Optical zoom 4.2x Fixed
Aperture Range F1.8 – F2.8 F2.8
Macro 5cm 10cm
Image stabilization Optical No
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 125-12800 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/2000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5.9fps 4fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels) 3.0″ LCD (1,230,000 pixels)
Viewfinder EVF 100% No
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 210 shots 320 shots
Environmentally sealed No No
Wireless connectivity Built-In with NFC Built-In with NFC
Dimensions  112 x 76 x 44 mm 117 x 83 x 35 mm
Weight 353g 251g


Megapixel-Maintaining the large, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.2 effective megapixel, the Ricoh GR II will deliver you the much sharper images in compared to G5x, which has awesome 20.2 megapixels resolution but the small sensor size is drifting the quality of images into the weaker side, compared to G9x.

Lowpass filter- The Ricoh GR II doesn’t include the low pass filter, which ensures the users that they will not miss the details of the images. But the users of G5x will be deprived of details, since the camera doesn’t have low pass filter.

Optical zoom- During the landscape photography session, the G5x will prove much handy because the adding of 4.2X optical zoom option into the design will allow the photographers to get the closest view of the desire subjects; and will not be suppressing the standard of the images. On the other hand the GR II doesn’t have the option of optical zoom.

Image stabilization- No image stabilization has been engineered into the Ricoh GR II lens, so the images cannot be protected well from the effect of unwanted camera shake problem. But the users of G5x don’t have to take the risk of blurry images, as the camera has built in optical image stabilizer.

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ISO- The management of solid 25600 expandable ISO range into the Ricoh GR II permits you to go for tension free shooting in the low light areas. More ISO range will keep the images free of noise. Whereas, the G5x allows you to use an expandable ISO range of 12800 only.

Shutter speeds- As the Ricoh GR II offers a faster shutter speed of 30 sec 1/4000 sec to the photographers, which enables them to track the faster moving subjects more easily and confidently, generally by the wildlife and sports photographers. You won’t see the blurry issue in the images. Whereas, G5x offers 30 sec 1/2000 sec of shutter speed to the photographers.

Continuous shooting- The 5.9Fps continuous shooting speed of G5x will assist you in every way to track the high speed actions of the focused subjects. But, on the other hand, the Ricoh GR II offers you a 4 fps Raw shooting and continuous or spot AF modes in video shooting.

Video- You can get to record the stunning 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) videos, the competitors Ricoh will also allow you to record the attractive full HD movie (1080p but at 30p) recording for high-quality, which is acceptance.

Display- A three-inch, 1.04 million dot touch panel LCD screen adjusted into the rear side of G5x and features a Vari-Angle design that enables easy viewing from different kind of shooting angles.

Viewfinder- The EVF enables the G5x to magnify an area to clearly see the focused subjects. EVF screens also brighten automatically, which benefits the photographers to get a view of a scene in low-light situations, or preview at smaller apertures. But there is no EVF integrated into the design of GR II.

Battery- The battery of Ricoh GR II will remain active for 320 shots whereas, you could get only 210 shots at a time by G5x.

Verdicts- If you want a better result then we would recommend you to  go with Ricoh GR II, since the camera has bigger sensor size, more ISO range etc.

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