As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR Digital II) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W150)

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 much longer battery life (390 shots vs 200 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs june 2008).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), is slightly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (109×59×26 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×25×58 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • 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
  • Fairly small: Compact (107×25×58 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 190 g

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
2 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital III (vs the IV)

  • Smaller: Compact (109×59×26 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thinner: 1" vs 1.3"

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
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×59×26 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.3"

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$448

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • 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)

  • No external flash support
  • Shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200
3 years older
$408

Significant advantages of the GX200 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller: Compact (112×58×25 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GX200 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 260 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the GX200 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (112×58×25 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.3"

Ricoh GR Digital

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×25×58 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • 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
  • Fairly small: Compact (107×25×58 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 190 g

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$445

Significant advantages of the S110 (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 S110 (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 S110 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

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/3.5), has a much 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 is significantly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (94×58×24 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W150 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W150 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W150 and IV

  • None found

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 worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Verve S and IV

  • None found

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 larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs full frame 36x24mm).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$596 - $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)
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$353

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"

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
3 months newer
$415

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Larger: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the G1X and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$695

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 Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
3 years newer
$4,250

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger sensor: Full frame 36x24mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.7" vs 1.3"
  • Much heavier: 640 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.9

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2
3 years older
$899 - $911

Significant advantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the DP2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×60×56 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 280 g vs 190 g
  • 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 much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 610k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 425 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 15.9 MP), 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)

  • 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

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
10 months newer
$375 - $779 (body only)
$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"

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
4 months newer
$529 - $899 (body only)
$635 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"

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"

Olympus PEN Mini

Olympus PEN Mini
similar age
$235 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Mini and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×64×37 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/2.8), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is much smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs large (131×97×126 mm)), is newer (september 2011 vs september 2010) and is thinner (1.3" vs 5").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 30x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 320 fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 320 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and IV

  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 390 shots
  • Each supports an external flash

Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2
1 year older
$1,599

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the V-Lux 2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 520 g vs 190 g
  • Each supports an external flash