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Sigma DP1 Merrill     
Ricoh GR
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Leica X Vario

Ricoh GR vs Leica X Vario: (Brick Building)

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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Sigma DP1 Merrill    Leica X Vario 
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