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 Canon (such as the PowerShot S95 and the PowerShot S110)

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 slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 200 shots), is newer (september 2011 vs july 2010) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$599

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 390 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$272

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$299

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$448

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

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

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 330 shots) and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 340 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), 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 6 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$421

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
  • 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)
  • 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
$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)
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g

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
  • 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
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$670 - $699

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the X70 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 340 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$749

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 445 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.9
  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 190 g

Leica X2

Leica X2
7 months newer
$1,564

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

  • 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
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the X2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×69×52 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 345 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 2" 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 460k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is thinner (1.3" vs 3"), is slightly lighter (190 g vs 314 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 14.2 MP) 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

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$495 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 97 ms vs 400 ms
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×76×44 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 294 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
2 years newer
$405 (body only)
$500 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much less shutter lag: 298 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX3000 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×66×39 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 230 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3
1 year newer
$486 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J3 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J3 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the J3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (101×61×29 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3
7 months newer
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the F3 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the F3 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the F3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×42 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 314 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

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/3.4), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has a much longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (1x vs 22x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
1 year newer
$230

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the S9500 and IV

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
7 months older
$525

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 220 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and IV

  • None found