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 and the GR Digital III) and Fujifilm (such as the X70 and the Finepix X10)

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 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 200 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs july 2009).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 11 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

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

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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)

  • 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

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
10 months newer
$426

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$398 - $428

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
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • 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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
similar age
$350

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S100 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$300

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 200 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 921k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 290 shots) and much closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (1x vs 3.1x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$285

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$644 - $699

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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"

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$598 - $617

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • 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
  • 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)
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 190 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
3 years newer
$579 - $698

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the IV)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 1x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 393 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$649

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100 and IV

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

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has slightly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms) and is thinner (1.3" vs 1.8").

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 18.4 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2
1 year newer
$797 (body only)
$699 10-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V2 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V2 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 1 V2 and IV

  • Light weight: 278 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
2 years newer
$485 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J4 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the J4 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the J4 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×60×29 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 192 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3
2 years newer
$1,197 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V3 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V3 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 1 V3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×33 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 324 g vs 190 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1 year older
$995 14-140mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years newer
$998 - $3,198 (body only)
$1,298 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and IV

  • None found

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$287 (body only)
$299 5-15mm 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:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×57×31 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g