As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR and the GR II) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10)

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 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september 2011 vs july 2009) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.2").

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$400

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 200 fps vs None
  • 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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$389

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
2 years newer
$798 - $870

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much heavier: 813 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 120k dots) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (95×56×28 mm)), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

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

Kyocera Finecam L30

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the L30 (vs the IV)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L30 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the L30 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

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 larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs mid size (124×69×52 mm)) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (1x vs 5x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$285

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$620

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots

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
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$849

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Shoots faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"
  • 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)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • 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)
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 9.9 cm vs 1.0 cm

Leica X2

Leica X2
7 months newer
$1,349

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the X2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×69×52 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 390 shots
  • Light weight: 345 g vs 190 g

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
2 years newer
$548 - $649

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 1x
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • Larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • Much heavier: 558 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and IV

  • Excellent macro capabilities: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 614k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

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 shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 60 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm).

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$170 (body only)
$297 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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)
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2
8 months older
$260 14-42mm lens

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

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

common strengths of the E-PL2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×73×42 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3
similar age
$1,345 (body only)
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-P3 (vs the IV)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-P3 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the E-P3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×69×34 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 V2

Nikon 1 V2
1 year newer
$797 (body only)
$499 10-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V2 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V2 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the 1 V2 and IV

  • Light weight: 278 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
10 months newer
$263 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the J2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (190 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much 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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 months older
$749 (body only)
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the T3i and IV

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$409 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $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 larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the T5i and IV

  • None found