Ricoh Caplio GX100 Review
Compared to... Panasonic DMC-LX2
Many potential purchasers of the GX100 will undoubtedly have also looked at the Panasonic LX2; it has a similar feature set and it too features a wideangle lens (though not as wide) and raw file format. In this section we've included comparisons at each camera's lowest ISO setting and ISO 400.
Studio scene comparison (GX100 @ ISO 80, LX2 @ ISO 10)
- Ricoh GX100 : Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance, +0.3 EV compensation
- Panasonic DMC-LX2: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance, +0.66 EV compensation
- Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
ISO 80, 1/55 sec, F4.9
ISO 100, 1/80 sec, F4.9
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3,489 KB JPEG
Although the GX100 has a fairly significant vertical resolution advantage it doesn't make a huge difference to the amount of detail in the pictures captured - in fact the LX2's Leica lens offers better corner to corner sharpness and You'd be hard pushed to see any difference in a print. You can also see - if you look very closely - more noise in the GX100 image; the flipside of this is that the Panasonic output shows hints of noise reduction artefacts, though again only if you look very, very closely.
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