As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques and mirrorless. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR Digital III and the GR) and Fujifilm (such as the Finepix X10 and the FinePix X100)

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 461k dots), has significantly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2800 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 200 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 200 fps), 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
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Light weight: 208 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the GR Digital III vs the GR Digital IV

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$548 - $550

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • 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 cm vs 1 cm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$331 - $567

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
10 months newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the IV)

  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
similar age
$280 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 390 shots
  • More startup delay: 2400 ms vs 1800 ms

common strengths of the S100 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$235 - $359

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S110 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 127x74x54 mm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.6mm).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$639

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much 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 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the GR vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$869

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • 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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the X100 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
3 months newer
$549 - $610

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly more zoom: 4x vs 1x
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 117x81x65 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the G1X and IV

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 30 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the X1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 124x60x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Leica X1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2
3 years older
$509 - $699

Significant advantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger sensor: Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

Significant disadvantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 41 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DP2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 113x60x56 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Sigma DP2 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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 image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 122x64x41 mm) and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 474 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$500 (body only)
$614 - $670 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and IV

  • None found
arrow Compare the Samsung NX300 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30
1 year newer
$998 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX30 (vs the IV)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

Significant disadvantages of the NX30 (vs the IV)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the NX30 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Samsung NX30 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years newer
$1,698 (body only)
$1,268 - $2,700 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 127x94x48 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the A7 and IV

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony A7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
10 months older
$844 (body only)
$249 - $400 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 113x68x33 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
1 year newer
$320 (body only)
$325 - $450 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (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 NEX-3N and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 110x62x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-3N vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
similar age
$200 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the J1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV