As well as being compared against other pro digicams, 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 and the GR Digital III) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix x20 and the XF1)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly 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 significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 240 shots) and is newer (september 2011 vs july 2009).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
1 year newer
$601

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the x20 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
1 year newer
$212

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XF1 and IV

  • Each has a built-in 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC1 (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LC1 (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 211k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the DMC-LC1 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
3 years newer
$474

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the XQ2 (vs the IV)

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

common strengths of the XQ2 and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

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 image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (390 shots vs 290 shots) and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 340 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), 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 marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$367

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer exposures: 300 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the IV)

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

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$562

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

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

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"

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
1 year newer
$559

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very light: 299 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
4 years newer
$685 - $699

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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"

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
1 year newer
$826

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 445 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X100s and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition
2 years newer

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • 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)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh IV compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 920k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is thinner (1.3" vs 3"), is significantly lighter (190 g vs 427 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F
4 years newer
$930 - $1,000 (body only)
$1,199 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN-F (vs the IV)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the PEN-F (vs the IV)

  • Shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 427 g vs 190 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the PEN-F and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (125×72×37 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
2 years newer
$541 (body only)
$699 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL7 (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL7 (vs the IV)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL7 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 309 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the IV)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (114×70×77 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
5 years newer
$499 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the IV)

  • No external flash support
  • Heavier: 331 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X-A10 and IV

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 390 shots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 190 g

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8
5 years newer
$549 - $550 (body only)
$649 - $650 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL8 (vs the IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL8 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly heavier: 357 g vs 190 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the PEN E-PL8 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 357 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
5 years newer
$498 (body only)
$579 - $599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the IV)

  • Heavier: 339 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X-A3 and IV

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 390 shots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 190 g