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Canon G3 X vs Ricoh GR II Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the Canon G3 X vs Ricoh GR II digital premium compact cameras.

To see the difference between Canon G3 X vs Ricoh GR II cameras we have put together Canon G3 X vs Ricoh GR II specs comparison table below.

The Canon Powershot G3 X is the company’s first superzoom compact camera to feature a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 MP CMOS sensor.

The Ricoh GR II is a new compact camera with an APS-C sized 16-megapixel imager, 18.3mm f/2.8 lens, Wi-Fi and NFC.

Specifications Comparison of Canon G3 X vs Ricoh GR II Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Canon G3 X vs Ricoh GR II digital cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Canon G3 X Ricoh GR II
Sensor Resolution 20 MP 16 MP
Sensor Type 1-inch type APS-c
Sensor Size 13.2×8.8mm 23.7×15.17mm
AA Filter Yes No
Optical Zoom 25x Fixed
Aperture Range f/2.8 f/2.8
Macro 5cm 10cm
Image Stabilization Optical No
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF Point 31 9
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 to 30 sec 1/4000 to 30 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 125-25,600 ISO 100-25,600
Continuous Shutter Speed 5.9fps 4fps
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p)
LCD Size 3.2″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3″ LCD
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots 1,229,600 dots
Viewfinder No No
Hot-Shoe Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 300 shots 320 shots
Dimensions 123 x 77 x 106 mm 117 x 83 x 35 mm
Weight 733g 251g

As a verdict, we can say both cameras comes with good features for a digital premium camera. But the APS-c type of sensor is stronger on the Ricoh GR II but on the other hand the Canon G3 X has more optical zoom range than the GR II.

Even both cameras look very identical and Canon G3 X provides more optical zoom lens, we recommend you to go with Ricoh GR II digital camera. This camera is more lightweight and weighes 1/3 of the G3 X.

Canon Powershot G3 X Compact Camera Price

The Canon Powershot G3 X premium compact camera will be available in July for $999.

Buy Canon Powershot G3 X Compact Camera
Canon Powershot G3 X Compact Camera $999.00 Amazon | Adorama

Ricoh GR II Camera Price

The Ricoh GR II will be available from July for $799.

Buy Ricoh GR II Compact Camera
Ricoh GR II Compact Camera $799.00 Amazon | Adorama