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

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 922k dots), has slightly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 2800 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 270 shots), slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm) and supports an external flash.

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 significantly 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)

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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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
8 months newer
$448

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

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
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps 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 G16 (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the G16 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P330 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
1 year newer
$599 - $620

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the IV)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the x20 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 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 significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs standard size 126x74x52 mm) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 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 5 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$499 - $697

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly less startup delay: 160 ms vs 1800 ms
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the GR vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
3 years newer
$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
  • Worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 126x74x52 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 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

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,800

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 30 cm vs 1 cm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the X1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 124x60x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Leica X1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$500 - $900

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 worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

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"
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
1 year newer
$2,798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the IV)

  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the IV)

  • Much worse macro capability: 14 cm vs 1 cm
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 113x65x70 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$888 - $1,299

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
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 10 MP

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

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 better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 270 shots), is thinner (1.3" vs 1.7") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 280 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 60 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs four thirds 17.3x13.0mm).

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$399 - $520 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
2 years newer
$461 (body only)
$545 - $748 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 98x54x30 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 204 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 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

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
similar age
$110 (body only)
$350 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
arrow Compare the Pentax Q vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10
1 year newer
$150 (body only)
$159 5-83mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q10 (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Q10 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Q10 and IV

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Fairly small: Compact 102x58x34 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Pentax Q10 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
similar age
$410 (body only)
$460 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
  • 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

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), shoots RAW and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (1x vs 20x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is slightly larger (compact 109x59x33 mm vs compact 105x59x28 mm) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 220 fps).

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$269 - $319

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 1x
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the ZS30 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age
$399

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