From time to time, people ask how the Leica X Vario fares size-wise and weight-wise with respect to the Ricoh GR. While there are some photos on this site showing the camera sizes, I thought that I prepare some quick photos that help answer this question more easily. I also supply some size and weight data (using our kitchen scale for the weight).
|Camera||Size*: W x H x D (cm)||GXR Camera Unit Only||Remarks|
|Leica X Vario||133 x 73 x 95 mm / 5.24 x 2.87 x 3.74 in||EVF not included|
|Ricoh GR||117 mm x 61 mm x 34.7 mm||OVF not included|
All data taken from the manufacturers' specifications.
Photo: GR (right, on) versus X Vario (off, left)
It's hard to understand - at least from this photo - why Leica calls the X Vario a "compact" camera...
Photo: GR (off, right) versus X Vario (off, with lens hood, left)
This photo even looks more extreme...
|Camera||Weight (according to the manufacturer)||Weight 1||Weight 2||Weight 3||Weight 4|
|Leica X Vario||Ca. 650/680 g / 22.9/24 oz (without/with battery)||760 g||724 g||743 g||772 g|
|Ricoh GR||215 g / 245 g (including battery)||n.a.||251 g||269 g||298 g|
The Ricoh GXR body weighs 160 g (according to Ricoh)
When taken up with the hands, the X Vario and the GXR A16 24-85 do not make a big difference to me with respect to their weights. This changes, however, when they hang on my shoulder...