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 Digital III and the GR) and Fujifilm (such as the Finepix X10 and the FinePix X100)

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 a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 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)

  • None found

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
$548

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

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

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
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$324 - $425

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • 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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$449 - $450

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S120 and IV

  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$355

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 390 shots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
1 year newer
$698

Significant advantages of the RX100 II (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the RX100 II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the RX100 II and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II 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 much larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 127x74x54 mm) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.6mm) and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$649

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

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
arrow Compare the GR vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$780 - $900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • 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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

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 X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$1,299

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
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly 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

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 30 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the X1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 124x60x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Leica X1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sigma DP1

Sigma DP1
5 years older
$560 - $699

Significant advantages of the DP1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger sensor: Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DP1 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much more shutter lag: 1534 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DP1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x60x31 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Sigma DP1 vs the Ricoh 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 slightly less shutter lag (400 ms vs 706 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 127x94x48 mm).

However, on average it 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 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

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
  • Much larger: Standard size 114x70x77 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

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

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$110 (body only)

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

Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2
1 year older
$599 17mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-P2 (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: NMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-P2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much more shutter lag: 956 ms vs 400 ms
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the PEN E-P2 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
arrow Compare the Olympus PEN E-P2 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$500 (body only)
$614 - $690 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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Samsung NX300 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years newer
$1,698 (body only)
$1,268 - $2,700 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 127x94x48 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the A7 and IV

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony A7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
10 months older
$844 (body only)
$249 - $330 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 113x68x33 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV