The Ricoh GR also uses a conventional Bayer Matrix RGB sensor, but one without an anti-aliasing filter, for maximum micro contrast of fine details. Its 28mm f/2.8 lens is a very fine optic according to my field shooting.
The Leica X Vario utilizes a conventional Bayer Matrix RGB sensor, but one that has a heavy-handed anti-aliasing filter in place judging by the very aggressive sharpening required for its images.
Leica has said that the X Vario lens offers “perfect imaging quality”. But that is a statement on the lens which is only part of the situation: a digital image is a product of lens + sensor + electronics.
Which camera actually produces more detailed images?
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