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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has significantly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2800 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), is slightly lighter (190 g vs 350 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

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 Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the GR Digital III vs the GR Digital IV

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$479 - $498

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • Significantly more startup delay: 2800 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$323 - $425

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$798

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

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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

  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$234

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support
  • Heavier: 391 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Pentax MX-1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
1 year newer
$499 - $598

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the x20 and IV

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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 significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 124x69x52 mm) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$611 - $697

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Much less startup delay: 160 ms vs 1800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the GR vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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 Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 9.9 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the GR Limited Edition and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Pentax GR Limited Edition vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$809 - $900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the X100 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Leica X2

Leica X2
7 months newer
$203 - $1,995

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,500 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X2 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the X2 and IV

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 390 shots
  • Light weight: 345 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Leica X2 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$770 - $1,097

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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 768k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has slightly less shutter lag (400 ms vs 670 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 320 shots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 120x67x45 mm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$648 (body only)
$798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has in-camera HDR

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

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact 98x57x31 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Pentax Q vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$449 (body only)
$578 - $650 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much less shutter lag: 116 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Samsung NX300 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

Significant disadvantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much larger: Standard size 114x70x77 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the GXR (A12) vs the GR Digital IV

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
1 year older
$498 - $975 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much more shutter lag: 670 ms vs 400 ms
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the NEX-5 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 111x59x38 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/3.3), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm), significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 30x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 8.5 fps).

Ricoh HZ15

Ricoh HZ15
1 year newer
$127

Significant advantages of the HZ15 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the HZ15 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the HZ15 and IV

  • None found
arrow Compare the HZ15 vs the GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$329 - $354

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.9
  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the SX700 HS and IV

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV