As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, 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 Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

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 320 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 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

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Light weight: 208 g vs 190 g

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
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP

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

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • 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)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$351

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Larger sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$498 - $798

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
10 months newer
$348 - $398

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

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/2.8), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 3 cm).

However, on average it is much larger (compact 109x59x33 mm vs super compact 91x56x22 mm), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9"), is slightly heavier (190 g vs 140 g) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
1 year older
$219

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller: Super compact 91x56x22 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

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 much larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 113x60x56 mm).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps), has a significantly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.6mm), lacks a built-in HDR feature and lacks built-in panoramas.

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$498 - $597

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Much less shutter lag: 283 ms vs 400 ms
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

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

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$634

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • 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"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the X100 and IV

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$329

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much more shutter lag: 582 ms vs 400 ms

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$1,083 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the X100T and IV

  • None found

Sigma DP1

Sigma DP1
5 years older
$699

Significant advantages of the DP1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DP1 (vs the IV)

  • Much more shutter lag: 1534 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the DP1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x60x31 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2
3 years older
$595 - $709

Significant advantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 41 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DP2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size 113x60x56 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g

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 a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots), is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 324 g).

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 18.4 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$215 (body only)
$299 5mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

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

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

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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1 year older

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 1 seconds

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

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$466 - $569 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

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

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

  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$449 10-30mm lens

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
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3
2 years newer
$1,197 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 V3 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 1 V3 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the 1 V3 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 110x65x33 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Each supports an external flash

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the IV)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
2 years newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/1.9
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the S9700 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
1 year newer
$283 - $398

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
1 year newer
$139

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and IV

  • None found