DPR: Fujifilm X100F vs Ricoh GR III

I am a long time fan of the Fujifilm X100 and Ricoh GR, with the X100 being one of the few cameras I have ever purchased multiple times. Both cameras are great and they are good for very different situations in my opinion, but DPR decided to compare them. Below is how DPR thinks they stack up:

  • 28mm Ricoh vs 35mm Fuji Tie
  • Fuji can use adapters for 28mm and 50mm, while Ricoh has just 21mm so Fuji Wins
  • Lens speed Ricoh is 2.8 Fuji 2.0 and there are many other variables so Tied again
  • Only Ricoh has stabilization Ricoh Wins
  • Ricoh bayer sensor vs Fujifilm X-Trans Ricoh Wins
  • Ricoh is actually pocketable so Ricoh Wins Size
  • GR has no VF so Fujifilm Wins Viewfinder
  • GR has no flash so Fujifilm Wins Flash
  • Fujifilm is more dial driven and Ricoh more touch screen Ricoh Has Best Touch Screen
  • Fuji X100’s are often mistaken as Leica cameras but the GR has effective controls DPR picks Ricoh Controls
  • The battery is easy Fujifilm has twice the performance as the Ricoh so Fujifilm wins battery
  • Neither are great for video, but Fujifilm wins video

As I said before I love both cameras and we should get an updated Fujifilm X100 soon, but I’m not sure I could pick just one. The GR really is a true pocket camera and it uses DNG which is more important than it being bayer.

In my experience, DNG RAW files are pretty much an automatic win for me over the whole bayer vs X-Trans debate that many dive into. I greatly prefer the image quality X-Trans can produce over Bayer, but DNG RAW files make life easier and I wish Fujifilm would implement DNG so that X-Trans becomes a non-issue. You can read the full article here.

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Fujifilm X100F: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Richo GR III: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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