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Ricoh GR vs Sony A7S III

The Ricoh GR and the Sony Alpha 7S III are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in April 2013 and July 2020. The GR is a fixed lens compact, while the A7S III is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-C (GR) and a full frame (A7S III) sensor. The Ricoh has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 12 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Ricoh GR
versus
Sony A7S III
Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
28mm f/2.8 Sony E mount lenses
16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 12 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/30p Video 4K/120p Video
ISO 100-25,600 ISO 80-102,400 (40 - 409,600)
Viewfinder optional Electronic viewfinder (9440k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1230k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel touchscreen
4 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
no shake reductionIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
290 shots per battery charge600 shots per battery charge
117 x 61 x 35 mm, 245 g 127 x 97 x 81 mm, 699 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Ricoh GR and the Sony Alpha 7S III? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Ricoh GR and the Sony A7S III is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Ricoh GR vs Sony A7S III
Compare GR versus A7S III top
Comparison GR or A7S III rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A7S III is considerably larger (73 percent) than the Ricoh GR. It is noteworthy in this context that the A7S III is splash and dust-proof, while the GR does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the GR has a lens built in, whereas the A7S III is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the A7S III and their specifications in the Sony FE Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the GR gets 290 shots out of its DB65 battery, while the A7S III can take 600 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Ricoh GR 117 mm 61 mm 35 mm 245 g 290 n Apr 2013 799 i
2.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
3.
 
Leica X Vario 133 mm 73 mm 95 mm 680 g 450 n Jun 2013 2,850 i
4.
 
Nikon Coolpix A 111 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 230 n Mar 2013 1,099 i
5.
 
Panasonic GM5 99 mm 60 mm 36 mm 211 g 220 n Sep 2014 749 i
6.
 
Panasonic GM1 99 mm 55 mm 30 mm 204 g 230 n Oct 2013 749 i
7.
 
Ricoh GR II 117 mm 63 mm 35 mm 251 g 320 n Jun 2015 699 i
8.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
9.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199 i
10.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
12.
 
Sony A7S II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 627 g 370 Y Sep 2015 2,999 i
13.
 
Sony RX100 III 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 799 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-5T 111 mm 59 mm 39 mm 276 g 330 n Aug 2013 699 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 II 102 mm 58 mm 38 mm 281 g 350 n Jun 2013 749 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5R 111 mm 59 mm 39 mm 276 g 330 n Aug 2012 749 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-5 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 287 g 330 n May 2010 699 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The GR was launched at a lower price than the A7S III, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Ricoh GR features an APS-C sensor and the Sony A7S III a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A7S III is 129 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Ricoh GR and Sony A7S III sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the Ricoh GR offers a higher resolution of 16.1 megapixels, compared with 12 MP of the Sony A7S III. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 4.79μm versus 8.40μm for the A7S III). Moreover, it should be noted that the A7S III is much more recent (by 7 years and 3 months) than the GR, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the GR has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Ricoh GR implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the GR for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.6 x 41.5 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.2 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony A7S III are 21.2 x 14.2 inches or 53.8 x 36 cm for good quality, 17 x 11.3 inches or 43.1 x 28.8 cm for very good quality, and 14.1 x 9.4 inches or 35.9 x 24 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Ricoh GR has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha 7S III are ISO 80 to ISO 102400, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 40-409600.

GR versus A7S III MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under consideration, the A7S III has a markedly higher DXO score than the GR (overall score 8 points higher), which will translate into better image quality. The advantage is based on 0.099999999999998 bits higher color depth, 0.4 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.4 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Ricoh GR APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.5972 78
2.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.92520 86
3.
 
Leica X Vario APS-C 16.1 4928 32721080/30p23.412.71320 78
4.
 
Nikon Coolpix A APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.413.81164 80
5.
 
Panasonic GM5 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.111.7721 66
6.
 
Panasonic GM1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i22.311.7660 66
7.
 
Ricoh GR II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.71078 80
8.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.83344 99
9.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523 100
10.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
11.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98
12.
 
Sony A7S II Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/30p23.613.32993 85
13.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.3495 67
14.
 
Sony NEX-5T APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60p23.613.01015 78
15.
 
Sony RX100 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.512.4483 67
16.
 
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1910 78
17.
 
Sony NEX-5 APS-C 14.0 4592 30561080/60i22.212.2796 69

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the A7S III provides a better video resolution than the GR. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/120p, while the Ricoh is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the A7S III has an electronic viewfinder (9440k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the GR relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the GR can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the GV-1. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Ricoh GR and Sony A7S III along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Ricoh GRoptional n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
2.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Leica X Variooptional n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y n
4.
 
Nikon Coolpix Aoptional n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/2000s 4.0 Y n
5.
 
Panasonic GM51166 n 3.0 921 fixed Y 1/500s 5.8 n n
6.
 
Panasonic GM1none n 3.0 1036 fixed Y 1/500s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Ricoh GR IIoptional n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
8.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
10.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
12.
 
Sony A7S II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
13.
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony NEX-5Toptional n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
15.
 
Sony RX100 IIoptional n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony NEX-5Roptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
17.
 
Sony NEX-5optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 7.0 n n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The GR has one, while the A7S III does not. While the built-in flash of the GR is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The A7S III has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the GR does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the A7S III is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Ricoh GR has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The GR writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A7S III uses CFexpress or SDXC cards. The A7S III features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the GR only has one slot. The A7S III supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the GR can use UHS-I cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Ricoh GR and Sony Alpha 7S III and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Ricoh GRYmonomono--micro2.0---
2.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
3.
 
Leica X VarioYstereomono--mini2.0---
4.
 
Nikon Coolpix AYstereomono---2.0---
5.
 
Panasonic GM5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Panasonic GM1-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Ricoh GR IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-
8.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
9.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
10.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
11.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
12.
 
Sony A7S IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony RX100 III-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony NEX-5TYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony RX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony NEX-5RYstereomono--mini2.0Y--
17.
 
Sony NEX-5Ystereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the A7S III offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the GR does not provide wifi capability.

The A7S III is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the GR has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the GR was succeeded by the Ricoh GR II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Ricoh and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Ricoh GR or the Sony A7S III – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Ricoh GR:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (16.1 vs 12MP) with a 16% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the A7S III requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (117x61mm vs 127x97mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the A7S III).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in April 2013).

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha 7S III:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (8 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1.4 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/120p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1440k vs 1230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (600 versus 290) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years and 3 months of technical progress since the GR launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the A7S III is the clear winner of the contest (25 : 9 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

GR 09:25 A7S III

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Ricoh GR and the Sony A7S III place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Prime Lens Compact Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the GR or the A7S III perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Ricoh GR5/5..79/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 799 i
2.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
3.
 
Leica X Vario3/5....4/54/5 Jun 2013 2,850 i
4.
 
Nikon Coolpix A4/5+75/1004/54/5 Mar 2013 1,099 i
5.
 
Panasonic GM53.5/5+77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2014 749 i
6.
 
Panasonic GM13/5+78/1005/54.5/5 Oct 2013 749 i
7.
 
Ricoh GR II......4.5/54.5/5 Jun 2015 699 i
8.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
9.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199 i
10.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 i
11.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
12.
 
Sony A7S II5/5+..4.5/55/5 Sep 2015 2,999 i
13.
 
Sony RX100 III5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 799 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-5T......4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 699 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 II5/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 749 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-5R......4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2012 749 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-53/5+ +71/1004.5/54/5 May 2010 699 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Ricoh GR vs Sony A7S III

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 28mm f/2.8 Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2013 July 2020
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 3,499
    Sensor Specs Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.7 x 15.6 mm 35.6 x 23.8 mm
    Sensor Area 369.72 mm2 847.28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.4 mm 42.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels 12 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 4240 x 2832 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.79 μm 8.40 μm
    Pixel Density 4.35 MP/cm2 1.42 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4K/120p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 102,400 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 40 - 409,600 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 78 86
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.6 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.5 13.9
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 972 2520
    Screen Specs Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.91x
    Viewfinder Resolution 9440k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1230k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-ShutterYES
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image Stabilizationno shake reductionIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CFexpress or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port micro HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Ricoh GR Sony A7S III
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type DB65 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)290 shots per charge600 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 117 x 61 x 35 mm
    (4.6 x 2.4 x 1.4 in)
    127 x 97 x 81 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 245 g (8.6 oz) 699 g (24.7 oz)

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