The GRD III has the same 10mp CCD 1/1.7" sensor size as the Canon S95. The LX-5 is nearly the same - just a hair bigger but effectively the same size sensor. So that's not it. To the extent there's any advantage it would have to be the fixed lens I'm guessing. And maybe startup time since the camera doesn't have to be set to the proper zoom length (which can happen automatically on the LX-5 but takes an extra second or two. Not an issue if you leave the camera on during shoots though.Bigger sensor isn't it on your GRDII? To me that would be the key.
The GRD lens is very sharp and has very little distortion. I've generally found small sensor zooms to have distortion at the wide end. The camera is very fast and includes snap focus. It is compact, durable, beautiful, and can be fully customized via its "boxes" and My Settings. I absolutely love mine.I'm curious about what the GRD brings to the table...
Yes, they all do, but it works best on the small sensors. In snap focus the camera is set to a focus distance, meaning you just snap away and the camera does not have to focus for each shot; it's immediate with no shutter lag. You can adjust the snap focus distance on the fly. On the small sensor cameras the DoF is deep so most things are in focus anyway, hut with the APS-C sensors the DoF can be shallow, so snap focus requires more care in use.Andrew would you explain "snap focus" to me? And do the Ricohs generally have snap focus?