Both Panasonic FX48 and Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro have 12.0 MP resolution sensors but Panasonic FX48's sensor is 1/2.3-inch (6.08 x 4.56 mm ) and Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro's sensor is APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm ).
Since Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro's has a larger sensor area with the same resolution, this means that it also has a larger pixel area hence better light collecting capacity for a given aperture compared to Panasonic FX48.
Below you can see the FX48 and GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro sensor size comparison.
As seen above, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has a 13.4x Larger sensor area than Panasonic FX48. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.