As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, 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 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 significantly 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 2800 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 320 shots) 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), 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)

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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
$498

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$335 - $591

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • 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

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • Supports RAW
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Support external flash
arrow Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449 - $499

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
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 390 shots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years newer
$798 - $799

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

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
arrow Compare the GR Digital II vs the 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 127x74x54 mm) and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), 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 and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5 fps).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$682 - $697

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • 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
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the GR vs the GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$1,200 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 9.9 cm vs 1 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the GR Limited Edition and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Pentax GR Limited Edition vs the GR Digital IV

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$730 - $1,097

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,479

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly 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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 124x60x32 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
arrow Compare the Leica X1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$638 - $1,197

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the IV)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 5 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.9
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 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 360k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has slightly less startup delay (1800 ms vs 3700 ms), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 320 shots) and is slightly smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs mid size 120x67x45 mm).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24.3 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
1 year newer
$698 - $705 (body only)
$798 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size 123x71x55 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 402 g vs 190 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
  • Each supports an external flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 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
$397 (body only)
$497 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the IV)

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

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$598 (body only)
$748 - $810 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and IV

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
2 years newer
$600 - $748 12-32mm lens

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

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

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,036k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Fairly small: Compact 98x54x30 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 204 g vs 190 g
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$548 - $550 (body only)
$698 - $700 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 10 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A5100 and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 190 g
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A5100 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september, 2011 vs february, 2011), is much smaller (compact 109x59x33 mm vs professional size 133x99x79 mm) and is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has slightly more startup delay (1800 ms vs 1500 ms) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 months older
$499 - $699 (body only)
$200 - $729 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the IV)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the IV)

  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 109x59x33 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Sensor shift
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the T3i and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i 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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 920k dots), 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 200 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has way more 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 @ 50fps) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
4 months newer
$236

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 18x vs 1x
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 390 shots
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the S9300 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$482 - $500

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 1x
  • Has a GPS
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 50fps vs 480p @ 30fps

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
  • Worse macro capability: 5 cm vs 1 cm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • RAW support
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs the Ricoh GR Digital IV