Compare Leica Dlux 4, Canon G10, Panasonic DMC Lx3, Nikon P6000

Started Sep 27, 2008 | Discussions thread
VladimirV Senior Member • Posts: 2,659
Re: have a look at ricoh GX100/GX200

Roger Knight wrote:

a)The lenses though good, are still not F2.0 and neither are they
quite up to Leica quality.

I would say Ricoh lenses are at the same standard as Leica lenses on any Panasonic/Leica compact camera. There is hardly and fringing, banding and very low distortion and this without corrections in the JPG processing. You don't hear reports of corner softness on any Ricoh camera.

If you look at the Ricoh GR lenses for the Leica mount you will see how much they sell for.

b)The photo image quality is just not there because of noisy and
generally inferior quality sensors and this goes right through the
Ricoh range unfortunately. Wonderful cameras and lenses spoilt by
inferior sensor incorporation.

All small sensors are noisy but Ricoh does not smear the noise as much as the rest so their cameras are percieved to be noisy. If you process the RAW files you'll see taht there is not much difference if any at all.

c) The RAW conversion software is no match for the Phase One V4 that
comes with the Leica D-Lux 4. (Check out the Phase One web site
http://www.phaseone.com/ for details on this new software. It is very
different and vastly superior to Photoshop CS4).

Ricoh uses the open DNG format for the RAW files so you can use almost any software you like.

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