As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, pro DSLRs, 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 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 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), slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) 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 much 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

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

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$398 - $498

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

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 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

  • Supports RAW
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$307

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

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
1 year older
$1,474

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the IV)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the D-LUX 5 and IV

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

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$320

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 CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 126x74x52 mm) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 5x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 13.1 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$499 - $597

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • 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
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

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
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$1,029

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"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the X100 and IV

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$887 - $899

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Shoots significantly 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 smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the X100s and IV

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$1,028 - $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)

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

common strengths of the X100T and IV

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

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
2 years newer
$749

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 1x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Much heavier: 558 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Sensor shift
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 1 cm
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2
3 years older
$595 - $799

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 smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • 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
  • 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 much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has slightly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2400 ms), has slightly less shutter lag (400 ms vs 706 ms) and is newer (september, 2011 vs november, 2009).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm) and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Pentax K-01

Pentax K-01
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the K-01 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the K-01 (vs the IV)

  • Much more shutter lag: 803 ms vs 400 ms
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 122x79x58 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm

common strengths of the K-01 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$215 (body only)
$249 5mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
similar age
$409 (body only)
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the IV)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the DMC-GX1 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
similar age
$199 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PM1 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 263 g vs 190 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (september, 2011 vs november, 2005).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 6.3 fps), has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 200 ms), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism) and has much more shutter lag (400 ms vs 131 ms).

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
5 years older
$1,800 (body only)
$1,492 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 1800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the D200 and IV

  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less startup delay: 300 ms vs 1800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the 50D and IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size 146x108x74 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.3"
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (september, 2011 vs january, 2008).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 4.5 fps), has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 300 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
3 years older
$845 (body only)
$725 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much less shutter lag: 160 ms vs 400 ms

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and IV

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.3"

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
3 years older
$730 (body only)
$1,051 55-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Professional size 132x103x77 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 930k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the D90 and IV

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less shutter lag: 164 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much less startup delay: 300 ms vs 1800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the IV)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and IV

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 190 g

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 marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots), is slightly lighter (190 g vs 243 g) and shoots RAW.

However, on average it has much less zoom (1x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

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)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 1x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

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

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

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

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age
$438

Significant advantages of the CX6 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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 external flash support
  • No RAW 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