As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR) and Canon (such as the EOS M and the EOS M3)

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 a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 240 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs february 2010).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
10 months newer
$576

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and IV

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

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year newer
$490

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the G15 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 390 shots
  • Support external flash

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the TL500 and IV

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

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$282

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (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 S95 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.1), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 134k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), is significantly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (94×61×25 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus Stylus Verve S

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the Verve S (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (95×56×28 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Verve S (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the Verve S and IV

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (87×57×27 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S110 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
4 months newer
$255

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the 320 HS and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.9
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"

Ricoh Caplio RX

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the RX (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the RX (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the RX and IV

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100
5 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the DSC-W100 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (94×61×25 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W100 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W100 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 390 shots

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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm), is older (september 2011 vs june 2013) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$597 - $629

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)
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$372

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
  • Significantly 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)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the X100 and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica X Vario

Leica X Vario
1 year newer
$2,213

Significant advantages of the X Vario (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X Vario (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (133×73×95 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the X Vario and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

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
  • Significantly 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)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$500

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 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 610k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 250 shots), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (122×89×43 mm)) and is thinner (1.3" vs 1.9").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
10 months newer
$375 - $779 (body only)
$549 - $899 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1 year older
$880 (body only)
$995 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×90×76 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
4 months newer
$600 - $999 (body only)
$599 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the IV)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 610k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 425 g vs 190 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-M5 and IV

  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 390 shots
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
3 years newer
$411 - $429 (body only)
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 366 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the M3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years newer
$948 - $2,698 (body only)
$1,098 - $1,120 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the A7 and IV

  • None found

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$170 (body only)

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 shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

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"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (september 2011 vs november 2006).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 4.7 fps), has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 500 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
2 years older
$700 18-55mm lens

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 97 ms vs 400 ms

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the K-x and IV

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

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
5 years older
$800 (body only)
$1,600 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 500 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 250 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (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 D80 and IV

  • None found

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
4 years older
$899 (body only)
$690 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 260 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (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 D40 and IV

  • Very small: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 522 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.5), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots) and is newer (september 2011 vs january 2009).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 8 seconds).

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 external flash support

common strengths of the CX2 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Kodak EasyShare Z915

Kodak EasyShare Z915
2 years older
$230

Significant advantages of the Z915 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Z915 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Z915 and IV

  • None found