Panasonic LX100 vs. Ricoh GR

The LX100 will cost you approx $900 and comes with a M4/3 size sensor and Ricoh GR will cost you approx $700 and comes with a APS-C size sensor…so which one will you buy?

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 vs. Ricoh GR 1

Major Difference

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 vs. Ricoh GR Specification Comparison Table.


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 Ricoh GR
$899.00 $696.95


Bigger Sensor Size:  Ricoh GR have bit bigger sensor than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100. The large sensor with big photodiodes (since the resolution of both the camera are same hence the RICOH GR will have big photodiodes compared to LX100 small 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 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100.

Low pass filter:  Ricoh GR have no built-in low pass filter, so you get super more clarity and Sharp images even when viewed at 100% without moiré or aliasing problem, on the other Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 does have built-in low pass filter.

Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 over Ricoh GR.

Aperture Range: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 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: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 have more close-up macro range than Ricoh GR.

Image stabilization: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 features built-in IS; on the other hand Ricoh GR doesn’t have IS.

More AF Points: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 have More AF points Compared to Ricoh GR, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 can quickly and accurately  do AF Compared to Ricoh GR.

Better Shutter Range: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 features better shutter range compared to Ricoh GR.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 features fast shooting speed compared to Ricoh GR.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 vs. Ricoh GR 2

Panasonic DMC-LX100 Video Mode: Panasonic DMC-LX100 features 4k video recording @30fps frame rate, full HD video recording @60 and 30fps. Supported formats MP4 or AVCHD formats, recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

Ricoh GR Video Mode: Ricoh GR features full HD video recording @ 30 and 25 fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 60 fps. Supported formats AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.

Battery Life (CIPA): Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 battery rating is 300 shots and other hand Ricoh GR battery rating is 290 shots. According to CIPA.

Wireless: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 features built-in with NFC; on the other hand Ricoh GR have only optional Wi-Fi.

Dimensions: Ricoh GR is smaller than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100.

Weight: Ricoh GR is light-weight than Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100.

Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC in Panasonic LX100 no such option in Rioch GR.

High ISO Test Between Panasonic LX100 vs. Ricoh GR

Panasonic LX100 vs. Ricoh GR 5

Verdict: If you want a smaller camera with less price and better image quality than go with Ricoh GR , if you want a compact camera that records 4K video than go with LX100.

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