As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, pro DSLRs and entry-level DSLRs. 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 Finepix X10 and the XF1)

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 significantly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2800 ms), has much less shutter lag (400 ms vs 770 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and is newer (september, 2011 vs july, 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
2 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital III (vs the IV)

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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
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP

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
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$360 - $574

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

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

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$310

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Pentax MX-1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year newer
$219 - $225

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XF1 and IV

  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Fujifilm XF1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
3 years older
$329

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX3 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much more shutter lag: 770 ms vs 400 ms

common strengths of the DMC-LX3 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 390 shots
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 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 slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly 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), significantly 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
$637 - $697

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
  • 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
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the GR vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$1,099 - $1,100

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

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 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

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$684

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

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 X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$1,299

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the X100T and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100T vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$600 - $900

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 9.9 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR Limited Edition and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Pentax GR Limited Edition vs the 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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 129x74x38 mm) and is thinner (1.3" vs 3").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 60 fps).

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$110 - $397 (body only)
$497 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has in-camera HDR

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
arrow Compare the Pentax Q vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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1 year older

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 114x70x77 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the GXR (A12) vs the GR Digital IV

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$410 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (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 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
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 V1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$485 - $749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much less shutter lag: 116 ms vs 400 ms

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

  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Samsung NX300 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1
1 year newer
$469 - $599 (body only)
$785 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E1 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-E1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly heavier: 350 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X-E1 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm X-E1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
similar age
$975 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PM1 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 263 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.0" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 920k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september, 2011 vs february, 2002) and is much smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs professional size 148x111x74 mm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 8 fps), has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 400 ms) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 22.7x15.1mm).

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
2 years older
$999 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,605 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the 7D and IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size 148x111x74 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon EOS D60

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 22.7x15.1mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D60 and IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size 150x107x75 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Canon EOS D60 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 921k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs professional size 136x107x76 mm), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is much lighter (190 g vs 765 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 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 6 fps).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
6 months newer
$319 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the D3200 and IV

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$947 (body only)
$1,247 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

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
arrow Compare the Nikon D7100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV