As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR Digital II) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 614k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 265 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs july 2009).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is less popular.

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital II (vs the IV)

  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital II (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the GR Digital II and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Each supports an external flash

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
2 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital III (vs the IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital III (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$397 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the IV)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200
3 years older
$449

Significant advantages of the GX200 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 1 seconds
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GX200 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the GX200 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Each supports an external flash

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
8 months older
$206

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the IV)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the XZ-1 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.5), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 920k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 330 shots) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.2").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 8 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$590 - $642

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the GR II and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$421

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer exposures: 300 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the GR Limited Edition (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GR Limited Edition (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the GR Limited Edition and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Sigma DP2X

Sigma DP2X
7 months older

Significant advantages of the DP2X (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DP2X (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DP2X and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×60×56 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 280 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica X Vario

Leica X Vario
1 year newer
$4,771

Significant advantages of the X Vario (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X Vario (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (133×73×95 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the X Vario and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$685 - $699

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the X70 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 340 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 920k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (133×92×49 mm)) and is thinner (1.3" vs 1.9").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 14 fps).

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (114×70×77 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$452 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 360k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Q and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×57×31 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
5 years newer
$899 (body only)
$999 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 383 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X-T20 and IV

  • Light weight: 383 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
4 years newer
$1,468 - $1,699 (body only)
$2,299 - $2,598 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (141×83×56 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much heavier: 495 g vs 190 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and IV

  • None found

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
4 years newer
$1,449 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,730 - $1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (133×92×49 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much heavier: 507 g vs 190 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T2 and IV

  • None found

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
5 years newer
$499 (body only)
$599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the IV)

  • Heavier: 339 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X-A3 and IV

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 390 shots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 190 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (september 2011 vs august 2006).

However, on average it has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 500 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), has much more shutter lag (400 ms vs 250 ms) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
5 years older
$950 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 500 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 250 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the D80 and IV

  • None found