Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Ricoh GR II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs GR II - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Ricoh GR II: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR II

  • Introduced in July 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 117 x 63 x 34.7mm³ (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 251g (8.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GR II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs GR II: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the GR II uses a APS-C sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and GR II sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 372mm² (0.60 sq.in.), the GR II's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Advantage: Ricoh GR II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Ricoh GR II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)84
Auto Focus points (4)319
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the optical image stabilizer, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Ricoh GR II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR II

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)240290
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
251g
(8.1 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GR II are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II.

Yields 16 points for the GR II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR II

Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size270cm³256cm³
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Ricoh GR II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and GR II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR II, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR II, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR II, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Ricoh GR II

20
16

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II.

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