Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Ricoh GR III Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs GR III - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Ricoh GR III 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 III

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.4 x 61.9 x 33.2mm³ (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
  • 257g (8.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GR III

Cyber-shot RX100 vs GR III 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 III 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 III'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 III

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

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

GR III

Higher speed (4, frames/second)104
Auto Focus points (4)259
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)330200

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Ricoh GR III

Cyber-shot RX100

GR III

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.00
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 102400 ISO
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GR III are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Ricoh are the larger sensitivity, the rather comfortable touch screen and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 23 points for the GR III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

GR III

Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight240g257g
Similar size213cm³225cm³
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Ricoh GR III Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Ricoh GR III

15
23

We recommend Ricoh GR III as better choice.

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