From time to time, people ask how the Leica X Vario fares size-wise and weight-wise with respect to some Ricoh camera models. 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.
Note: This page includes the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85 and A12-50 camera units and the Ricoh GR.
|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 GXR Body||113.9 mm x 70.2 mm x 28.9 mm||EVF not included|
|Ricoh GXR A12-50||113.9 mm × 70.2 mm × 77.1 mm||68.7 mm × 57.9 mm × 71.3 mm||EVF not included|
|Ricoh GXR A16 24-85||113.9 mm × 74.7 mm × 98.5 mm||71.4 mm × 70.5 mm × 93.3 mm||EVF not included|
|Ricoh GR||117 mm x 61 mm x 34.7 mm||OVF not included|
*) Camera unit mounted on GXR body for Ricoh GXR units
All data taken from the manufacturers' specifications.
Note: The rear view of the GXR A16 24-85 is similar to that of the Ricoh GXR A12-50
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)|
|Leica X Vario||Ca. 650/680 g / 22.9/24 oz (without/with battery)|
|Ricoh GXR A12-50||Camera unit only: Approx. 263 g; when mounted on camera body: Approx. 423 g battery and SD memory card not included)|
|Ricoh GXR A16 24-85||Camera unit only: Approx. 350 g; when mounted on camera body: Approx. 550 g (battery and SD memory card included)|
|Ricoh GR||215/245 g (without everything/with battery and strap)|
The Ricoh GXR body weighs 160 g (according to Ricoh)
When taken up with the hands, the X Vario and the two GXR versions do not make a big difference to me with respect to their weights. This changes, however, when they hang on my shoulder...