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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has significantly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2800 ms), slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is newer (september 2011 vs july 2010).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

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 Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$798

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$350 - $448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • Significantly more startup delay: 2800 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IV)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Less shutter lag: 310 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 390 shots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the GR Digital II and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Support external flash

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4
3 years older
$790

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the D-LUX 4 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Support external flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/2.8), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 126x74x52 mm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 6 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$473 - $599

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Significantly less startup delay: 160 ms vs 1800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$645

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the X100 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$1,039 - $1,300

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the X100T and IV

  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$800 - $848

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$399 - $669

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.6" 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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 250 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$215 (body only)
$350 5mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 360k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 706 ms vs 400 ms

common strengths of the Q and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact 98x57x31 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$585 (body only)
$396 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash

Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7
1 year newer
$277 (body only)
$225 - $259 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q7 (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Q7 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the Q7 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact 102x58x34 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
3 months older
$150 (body only)
$261 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the IV)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-GF3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 107x67x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 264 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
10 months newer
$280 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Much less shutter lag: 94 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the J2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7
similar age
$580 (body only)
$498 - $594 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-7 (vs the IV)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the NEX-7 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 111x59x38 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs professional size 137x104x84 mm), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.3") and is much lighter (190 g vs 675 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3.0" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 6 fps).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
2 years older
$1,071 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less shutter lag: 181 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much larger: Professional size 137x104x84 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the DSLR-A500 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$897 (body only)
$1,160 - $1,197 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Professional size 136x107x76 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D7100 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.4), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs professional size 125x87x110 mm), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and is thinner (1.3" vs 4.3").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 40.7x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 22 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 40.7x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 117x78x93 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the SP-820UZ iHS and IV

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 117x78x93 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
10 months newer
$340 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much larger: Professional size 125x87x110 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and IV

  • RAW support
  • Support external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.5), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), is slightly lighter (190 g vs 243 g) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has much less zoom (1x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the IV)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 1x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age
$439

Significant advantages of the CX6 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX6 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the CX6 and IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm