As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR Digital II) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G1X and the PowerShot S110)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), 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 300 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs july 2009).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 200 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and much shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 180 seconds).

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200
3 years older
$363

Significant advantages of the GX200 (vs the IV)

  • 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 200 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots
  • Support 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$400

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Built-in flashes

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6
1 year newer
$1,639

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the D-Lux 6 and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots
  • Support external flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.6"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 120k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (98×58×27 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
7 months older
$190

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (98×58×27 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S6100 and IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Ricoh CX1

Ricoh CX1
2 years older
$273

Significant advantages of the CX1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the CX1 and IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Casio Exilim EX-Z750

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z750 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (89×59×22 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z750 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the EX-Z750 and IV

  • None found

Contax TVS Digital

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the TVS Digital (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TVS Digital (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the TVS Digital and IV

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (87×57×27 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S110 and IV

  • None found

Kyocera Finecam L30

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the L30 (vs the IV)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L30 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the L30 and IV

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/2.8), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 290 shots) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.6").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out 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
$559

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots

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"

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
3 months newer
$501 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 492 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the G1X and IV

  • Light weight: 492 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$700

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots

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"

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$391

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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"

Sigma dp1 Quattro

Sigma dp1 Quattro
2 years newer
$999

Significant advantages of the dp1 Quattro (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the dp1 Quattro (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (161×67×87 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the dp1 Quattro and IV

  • None found

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 768k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 320 shots), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (114×70×77 mm)) and is thinner (1.3" vs 3").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 15.9 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$772 (body only)
$730 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Much less shutter lag: 116 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the NX300 and IV

  • Incredible startup delay: 1200 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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1 year older

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • 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
  • 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

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 years newer
$690 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the IV)

  • Shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 390 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the E-M10 II and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1 year older
$1,195 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the IV)

  • Much less shutter lag: 273 ms vs 400 ms
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×90×76 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and IV

  • Incredible startup delay: 1100 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.5), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 320 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 40 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (september 2011 vs january 2016).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age
$430

Significant advantages of the CX6 (vs the IV)

  • 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

common strengths of the CX6 and IV

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

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
2 years older
$407

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the CX2 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots