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 Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III)

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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has slightly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2400 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 200 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm).

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 @ 24fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$498 - $578

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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
similar age
$245 - $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
  • Much 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

Ricoh GR Digital

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital (vs the IV)

  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 210k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the GR Digital and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
  • Support external 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)

  • 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 III (vs the IV)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the G16 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash

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 larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 115x66x55 mm) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ 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
$453 - $697

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

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

  • 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

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$850 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 10 MP

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

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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

  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 190 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
3 years newer
$898 - $899

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 393 g vs 190 g
  • Thicker: 2.2" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX100 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.9
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$671

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

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

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$440 - $900

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10 MP

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
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 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 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 280 shots), is newer (september, 2011 vs january, 2011) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 115x72x42 mm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 60 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs four thirds 17.3x13.0mm).

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$399 - $520 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$120 (body only)
$350 5mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

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

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

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$410 (body only)
$490 10-30mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2
8 months older
$493 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL2 (vs the IV)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: NMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 362 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the PEN E-PL2 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Each supports an external flash
  • 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)

  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
3 months older
$133 (body only)
$280 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF3 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF3 (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 DMC-GF3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 107x67x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 264 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"