As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Ricoh GR III is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Ricoh GR III's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the XF10 and the X100F) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR III compared to other boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (109×62×33 mm) vs prosumer size (130×80×92 mm)), has a touch screen, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), is newer (september 2018 vs january 2017) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.5").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), lacks and external mic jack, doesn't have a built-in flash and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 1800 seconds).

Fujifilm XF10

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similar age
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the GR III)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the GR III)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Optical

common strengths of the XF10 and GR III

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 257 g

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
1 year older
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the GR III)

  • No touch screen
  • Heavier: 469 g vs 257 g

common strengths of the X100F and GR III

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×52 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.3"

Leica Q-P

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similar age
$4,345 - $4,545

Significant advantages of the Q-P (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger sensor: Full frame 36x24mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the Q-P (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much thicker: 3.7" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Q-P and GR III

  • None found

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years older
$497 - $547

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the GR III)

  • No touch screen
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the GR II and GR III

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 257 g

Leica Q2

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5 months newer
$4,995

Significant advantages of the Q2 (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Q2 (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (130×80×92 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Q2 and GR III

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the GR III)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and GR III

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 392 g vs 257 g
  • Inexpensive: $897.99 vs $899.95

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR III compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20.2 MP), has a touch screen, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), is newer (september 2018 vs february 2018) and is slightly smaller (compact (109×62×33 mm) vs large (144×147×75 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a built-in lens and is less popular.

Sony a6400

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3 months newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the GR III)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the GR III)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.4" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the a6400 and GR III

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Announced: January 2019 vs September 2018
  • Light weight: 403 g vs 257 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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7 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the GR III)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the GR III)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Optical
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and GR III

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 257 g

Leica M10

Leica M10
1 year older
$6,379 - $6,596 (body only)
$7,836 75mm lens

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the GR III)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the GR III)

  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much heavier: 660 g vs 257 g

common strengths of the M10 and GR III

  • Fairly small: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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4 months newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the GR III)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the GR III)

  • Much larger: Large (144×147×75 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Much heavier: 997 g vs 257 g
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and GR III

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Announced: January 2019 vs September 2018

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the GR III)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the GR III)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Optical
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and GR III

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 257 g

Fujifilm X-T30

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4 months newer
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the GR III)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the GR III)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T30 and GR III

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Announced: February 2019 vs September 2018
  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×83×47 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR III compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen, uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (september 2018 vs february 2016).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), doesn't have a built-in flash, has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year older
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • No touch screen
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and GR III

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • No touch screen
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and GR III

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years older
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and GR III

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Optical

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and GR III

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the GR III)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and GR III

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR III compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a much larger sensor (APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly more expensive ($899.95 vs $476.95) and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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4 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and GR III

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 months older
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and GR III

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm

Leica C-Lux

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3 months older
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the C-Lux and GR III

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and GR III

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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3 months newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and GR III

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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similar age
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and GR III

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR III compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, is newer (september 2018 vs october 2013), is much smaller (compact (109×62×33 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)) and is thinner (1.3" vs 3").

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (optical vs pentamirror), lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
5 years older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the GR III)

  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Optical
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the GR III)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D5300 and GR III

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR III compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (109×62×33 mm) vs large (127×91×117 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and is significantly more expensive ($899.95 vs $326.95).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and GR III

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 257 g

Nikon Coolpix B600

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3 months newer
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the GR III)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the GR III)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and GR III

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Compact (109×62×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 257 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.3"