Sony RX1 R vs. Ricoh GR

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R features 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processing 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.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs. Ricoh GR 1

Major Difference

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs. Ricoh GR Specification Comparison Table.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs. Ricoh GR 3

Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  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:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  have bigger sensor than Ricoh GR. 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  when compared to Ricoh GR.

Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  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: Ricoh GR have more close-up macro range than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

Image stabilization: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features optical IS system to compensate the camera shake created by human hands, but Ricoh GR doesn’t have IS.

ISO: The ISO range of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  is more than Ricoh GR, high sensitivity sensor have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features fast shooting speed compared to Ricoh GR.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs. Ricoh GR 2

Video Mode: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features full HD video recoding @ 24, 25, 50 and 60 frame rate. 1440×1080 video@ 30 or 25fps.

Supported video formats Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  supports standard recoding format AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4. Movie Maximum recording time 29 maximum movie file size is 2GB at normal quality.

Other Video Feature of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  

  • Manual Exposure
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Speed Priority exposure modes
  • built-in stereo microphone
  • mono speaker

 Video Mode: Ricoh GR features full HD video recoding @ 24 fps, 25 fps and 30 fps frame rate. 1280 x 720 video @ 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 50 fps, and 60 fps.

Other Video Feature of Ricoh GR

  • Continuous Autofocus
  • remains active with movement
  • camera stays focused on moving subjects
  • angle of view

Battery Life (CIPA): Ricoh GR battery rating is 290 shots and other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  battery rating is 270 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Ricoh GR is smaller than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

Weight: Ricoh GR lighter than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

 Verdict: Sony RX1 R is world best compact camera if we look at specification, but when we look at specification and price (both) than Ricoh GR is also a excellent choice.

Based on specification comparison review Sony RX1 R is a excellent choice.

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2 comments to Sony RX1 R vs. Ricoh GR

  • yoong

    If sony RX1 R is the world best campact camera…then,the Ricoh GR is no.2…,right??,not everyone can effort a RX1,but,many can buy a Ricoh….

    • admin

      Yes, Rioch is a good camera but not as good as RX1 if we look at core specification of both the camera. It’s also true that Rioch is making world most affordable APS-C camera.

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