Leica X Vario and Ricoh GR: Size and Weight Comparisons

Size Data | Size Comparisons | Weight Comparisons


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).


Size Data

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.


Size Comparisons

Further Comparisons with Ricoh GR

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...


Weight Comparisons

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...



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