As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR Digital III) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX170 IS and the Powershot S100)

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly 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 240 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built-in HDR feature, doesn't have a built-in GPS and much shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 180 seconds).

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$398

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
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a GPS

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
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S100 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

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)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 210k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the GR Digital and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$305

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Each has a built-in 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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 340 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 8 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$597

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

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

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$329

Significant advantages of the GR (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 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots

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 FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$1,051 - $1,099

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly heavier: 440 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X100T and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.9
  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×52 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 190 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
3 years newer
$80 - $698

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • 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
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.9
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$636 - $699

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • 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 Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • 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
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), shoots RAW and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (september 2011 vs august 2013), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
1 year newer
$200

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the IV)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the SX170 IS and IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age
$440

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 external flash support

common strengths of the CX6 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 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 much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 360k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has much less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms), has much less shutter lag (400 ms vs 706 ms) and has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, 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
$170 (body only)
$297 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×57×31 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"

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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (114×70×77 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
2 years newer
$249 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 interchangeable lenses

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)
  • Very light: 192 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september 2011 vs september 2008) and is much smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
5 years older
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 200 ms vs 400 ms
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and IV

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.3"

Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m
3 years older

Significant advantages of the K-m (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the K-m (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the K-m and IV

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.3"

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$264 - $649 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and IV

  • None found