As well as being compared against other pro digicams, 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 and the GR II) 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 2.7"), has a slightly 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 240 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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)

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

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
4 years newer
$400 - $449

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (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
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the IV)

  • Shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

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)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and IV

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$498

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
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP

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

  • Much 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

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
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

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

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

common strengths of the XZ-1 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 significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/2.8), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 290 shots).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (1x vs 1.5x), 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 6 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$255

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$696 - $697

Significant advantages of the GR II (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 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
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$650 - $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
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots

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)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • 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)
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 9.9 cm vs 1.0 cm

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$850

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots 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 worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,200

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 30.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the X1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 190 g

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), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (120×83×47 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 390 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), 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.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 years newer
$914 (body only)

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the E-M10 II and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

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
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"
  • Heavier: 453 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and IV

  • Light weight: 285 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
similar age
$244 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J1 (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 J1 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the J1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 277 g vs 190 g

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years newer
$1,098 - $3,198 (body only)
$1,398 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

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 slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), shoots RAW and supports an external flash.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 50 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the IV)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • 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 RAW support
  • No external flash 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