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 Fujifilm (such as the XQ1 and the Finepix X10)

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 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs july 2010).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 200 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks built-in panoramas 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

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1
2 years newer
$219

Significant advantages of the XQ1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the XQ1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XQ1 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$400

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 200 fps vs None
  • 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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$417 - $499

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IV)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 390 shots

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 significantly 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 120k dots) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), is significantly larger (compact (109×59×33 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
7 months older
$270

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.9
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the 300 HS and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.9

Kyocera Finecam L30

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the L30 (vs the IV)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L30 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the L30 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 significantly wider aperture (f/1.9 vs f/2.8), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 6 fps) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$285

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$620 - $629

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • 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
  • 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)
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 190 g

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

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
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the GR Limited Edition and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 9.9 cm vs 1.0 cm

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$809

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
  • Shoots faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 10.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$650 - $699

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

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"

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2
3 years older
$500 - $849

Significant advantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DP2 (vs the IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 41 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DP2 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×60×56 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), supports an external flash and has a built-in flash.

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

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$699 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Much less shutter lag: 97 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and IV

  • Light weight: 294 g vs 190 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 months older
$384 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G3 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the DMC-G3 and IV

  • Light weight: 336 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
2 years newer
$279 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A5000 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

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 larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm) and has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (1x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
2 years older
$108

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the CX2 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS1 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS1 and IV

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$251

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the IV)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 1x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • RAW support