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 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 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has much less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 320 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 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 @ 30fps), takes significantly 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)

  • 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
$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
$402

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

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
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
10 months newer
$348 - $370

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the IV)

  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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 lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR Digital II and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the GR Digital II vs the GR Digital IV

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 much larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 127x74x54 mm) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 14.2 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 4 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$642 - $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

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

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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
3 months newer
$549

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly more zoom: 4x vs 1x
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 117x81x65 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the G1X and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the X1 and IV

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 124x60x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the Leica X1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sigma DP1

Sigma DP1
5 years older
$509 - $699

Significant advantages of the DP1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • 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 lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much more shutter lag: 1534 ms vs 400 ms

common strengths of the DP1 and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x60x31 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • 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 768k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 120x67x45 mm), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 350 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 60 fps).

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7
similar age
$1,074 (body only)
$1,125 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-7 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 350 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the NEX-7 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 111x59x38 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony NEX-7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$648 (body only)
$748 - $799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$579 (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

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

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$485 - $649 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

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

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 marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm), is newer (september, 2011 vs august, 2009), shoots RAW and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 10.7x), is slightly larger (compact 109x59x33 mm vs compact 102x58x29 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1").

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the CX2 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the CX2 vs the GR Digital IV

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age

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 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the CX6 vs the GR Digital IV