Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Ricoh GR II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs GR II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Ricoh GR II Specs

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

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

Cyber-shot RX100 vs GR II Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

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

Infographic: Cyber-shot RX100 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 Cyber-shot RX100 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.

Better choice: Ricoh GR II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Ricoh GR II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

GR II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)104
Auto Focus points (4)259
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330290
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
256cm³
(16 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the optical image stabilizer, that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Ricoh GR II

Cyber-shot RX100

GR II

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.23
WiFi (2)

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 the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 13 points for the GR II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

GR II

Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight240g251g
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Ricoh GR II Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and GR II

Cyber-shot RX100 und GR II, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und GR II, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und GR II, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und GR II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Ricoh GR II

21
13

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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