As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR and the GR Digital III) and Fujifilm (such as the Finepix X10 and the FinePix X100s)

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 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has much less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and is newer (september, 2011 vs july, 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 11 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Light weight: 208 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the GR Digital III vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$399 - $574

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

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$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
  • 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)

  • 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

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Light weight: 213 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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)

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

common strengths of the GR Digital II and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the GR Digital II vs the GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
10 months newer
$348 - $370

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the IV)

  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year newer
$219 - $225

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XF1 and IV

  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Fujifilm XF1 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 126x74x52 mm).

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 6 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$645 - $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
  • Significantly 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
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

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

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
  • Much worse macro capability: 9.9 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

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 X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$1,099 - $1,100

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
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$600 - $900

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
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$684

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$1,299

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the X100T and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100T 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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 768k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 120x67x45 mm), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 350 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$410 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the V1 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 V1 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
  • Significantly 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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$648 (body only)
$798 - $799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7
similar age
$1,074 (body only)
$1,080 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-7 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-7 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 350 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the NEX-7 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 111x59x38 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony NEX-7 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$485 - $649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$548 - $550 (body only)
$698 - $700 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 10 MP
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the A5100 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A5100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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 higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september, 2011 vs august, 2009), is much smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs professional size 137x104x84 mm) and is thinner (1.3" vs 3.3").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16.1 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps).

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
5 months older
$378 - $415 (body only)
$495 - $564 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 127x96x78 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the D5100 and IV

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D5100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much larger: Professional size 137x104x84 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the DSLR-A500 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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/3.5), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 921k dots), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm), slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 30x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks a built in HDR feature.

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age

Significant advantages of the CX6 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX6 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • No RAW support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the CX6 and IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the CX6 vs the GR Digital IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
1 year newer
$368 - $450

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and IV

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 390 shots
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV