Small and Light – Comparing 17 Big Sensor Prime Lens Cameras

Powered On Ricoh GR smallest lightest fixed prime lens camera with APS-C sensor

Powered On Ricoh GR.

The Ricoh GR is the smallest and lightest Big Sensor Fixed Lens camera.

My goal was to find a compact camera for everyday photography, with wide angle field of view and a fast, integrated prime lens. I wanted the best possible image quality in relation to a small body size/weight for a reasonable price.

Using DPreview´s camera feature search I identified and compared 17 camera models that are equipped with a integrated, fixed prime lens and sensors equal or bigger then APS-C. My comparison showed that the Ricoh GR (II) is the smallest and lightest fixed Prime Lens Camera currently available. Read on and compare yourself…

All technical specifications would be meanness if not put into practical use, for example in form of a laboratory or real life shooting test. Wherever possible I also listed review ratings, provided by popular gear review websites and linked them to the respective source pages.

Comparison Summary:

  • The fastest aperture f-stop is f/1.7 (Leica Q,X & X-U)
  • The widest prime lens is 14 mm (Sigma dp0)
  • The longest prime lens is 75 mm (Sigma dp3) .
  • The lightest camera weights 245 g (Ricoh GR)
  • The smallest camera body volume is 249 cm³ (Ricoh GR)

Compare yourself!

All entries are sort-able (alphabetic or numeric), just click on one of column titles. Narrow down the results instantly, for example by writing a manufacturers name in the search box (top right).

Model (A-Z)Sensor
size
Mega
-Pixels
Focal lengthMax. f-stopVolume cm³Weight gImaging
Resource
DPreview
Fujifilm X70APS-C16 MP28mmf2.0318340 g76 %
Fujifilm X100 SAPS-C16 MP35mmf2.0507445 g4.0 of 581 %
Fujifilm X100 TAPS-C16 MP35mmf2.0507440 g4.5 of 581 %
Leica QFull Frame24 MP28mmf/1.7 967640 g80 %
Leica XAPS-C16 MP35mmf1.7757486 g??-
Leica X 2APS-C16 MP36mmf2.8444345 g??-
Leica X-UAPS-C16 MP23mmf1.7973635g--
Nikon Coolpix AAPS-C16 MP28mmf2.8284345 g4.5 of 575 %
Ricoh GRAPS-C16 MP28mmf2.8249245 g4.5 of 579 %
Ricoh GR IIAPS-C16 MP28mmf2.8249251 g??-
Sigma dp0 QuattroAPS-C20 MP14mmf4.0884395 g??-
Sigma dp1 QuattroAPS-C20 MP28mmf2.8938425 g??-
Sigma dp2 QuattroAPS-C20 MP45mmf2.8884395 g4.0 of 5-
Sigma dp3 QuattroAPS-C20 MP75mmf2.81078465 g??-
Sony RX1Full Frame24 MP35mmf2.0514482 g-79 %
Sony RX1RFull Frame24 MP35mmf2.0514482 g??-
Sony RX1R IIFull Frame42 MP35mmf2.0514507 g??-

 

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