As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques and mirrorless. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GR Digital III) and Fujifilm (such as the XQ1 and the X70)

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 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 614k 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 january 2011).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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

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

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$748

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
8 months older
$451

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the XZ-1 and IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 390 shots
  • 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 much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 115k dots) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs compact (87×57×27 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 1"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and significantly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W100 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (94×61×25 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 1.3"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W100 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W100 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 390 shots

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

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/2.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm) and is older (september 2011 vs april 2013).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$597

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)

  • Much 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"

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$830

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots

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"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$419

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)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much 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"

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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 X100 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

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

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,899

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the X1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 306 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Sigma dp1 Quattro

Sigma dp1 Quattro
2 years newer
$899 - $1,899

Significant advantages of the dp1 Quattro (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the dp1 Quattro (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (161×67×87 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.4" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the dp1 Quattro and IV

  • None found

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 360k dots), has much less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms), has much less shutter lag (400 ms vs 706 ms), has a much longer battery life (390 shots vs 230 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs june 2011).

However, on average it has a built-in lens, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second) and significantly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$944 (body only)
$462 5-15mm lens

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"