As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, pro DSLRs and entry-level DSLRs. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR) and Pentax (such as the Q10 and the Q)

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 460k 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 july 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$698

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • 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
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
2 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots faster: 12 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XQ1 and IV

  • Built-in flashes

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$499

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Built-in flashes

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200
3 years older
$1,149

Significant advantages of the GX200 (vs the IV)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 1 seconds
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

common strengths of the GX200 and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Support external 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/3.3), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 115k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (102×58×28 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 8 seconds).

Canon PowerShot S80

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6 years older
$614

Significant advantages of the S80 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the S80 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the S80 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

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

Ricoh CX1

Ricoh CX1
2 years older
$362

Significant advantages of the CX1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX1 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the CX1 and IV

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

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), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 330 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 23.7x15.6mm), is older (september 2011 vs january 2013) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$559

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • 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
  • Significantly 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)
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$327

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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"

Leica X2

Leica X2
7 months newer
$1,585

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Longer battery life: 450 shots vs 390 shots

Significant disadvantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

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

Sigma DP2X

Sigma DP2X
7 months older

Significant advantages of the DP2X (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DP2X (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the DP2X 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

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$651

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

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
  • Significantly 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

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$776

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 445 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 445 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 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has much less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms), has much less shutter lag (400 ms vs 742 ms) and has a much longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and lacks and external mic jack.

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10
1 year newer
$190 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Q10 (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 Q10 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Q10 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×34 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age

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 more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 1800 ms
  • 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"

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
10 months newer
$350 - $779 (body only)
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the IV)

  • Much more startup delay: 2700 ms vs 1800 ms
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

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"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september 2011 vs august 2010), is significantly smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (190 g vs 755 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5.3 fps) and has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 400 ms).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year older
$699 (body only)
$796 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the 60D and IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 755 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 much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september 2011 vs september 2008) and is much smaller (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 500 ms) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m
3 years older

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

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

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the K-m 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)
$950 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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 D5100

Nikon D5100
5 months older
$410 (body only)
$574 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the D5100 and IV

  • None found