As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Ricoh GR Digital IV's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the GR Digital III and the GR) and Canon (such as the EOS M and the Rebel SL1)

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 much 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 265 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) 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)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR Digital III and IV

  • None found

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II
3 years older

Significant advantages of the GR Digital II (vs the IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital II (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR Digital II and IV

  • None found

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
1 year newer
$394

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the MX-1 and IV

  • None found

Leica D-Lux 3

Leica D-LUX 3
similar age
$995

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the D-Lux 3 and IV

  • None found

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
similar age
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and IV

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
4 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and IV

  • None found

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 larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 240 shots) and is thinner (1.3" vs 2").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (1x vs 5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.7 fps vs 5.2 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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 thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$497 - $547

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the IV)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Very light: 251 g vs 190 g

Sigma DP2X

Sigma DP2X
7 months older

Significant advantages of the DP2X (vs the IV)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DP2X (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

common strengths of the DP2X and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×60×56 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 2.2" 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)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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 thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Very light: 245 g vs 190 g

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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6 years newer
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the IV)

  • Much more zoom: 3x vs 1x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 390 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 399 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.3"

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
2 years newer
$699

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

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 1x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 558 g vs 190 g
  • Significantly thicker: 2.6" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Built-in flashes

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 921k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is thinner (1.3" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (190 g vs 390 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
10 months newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 190 g

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Heavier: 390 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the E-M10 II and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (120×83×47 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.3"

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the IV)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Heavier: 404 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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6 years newer
$784 (body only)
$798 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the IV)

  • Heavier: 407 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 190 g

Fujifilm X-T100

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6 years newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$569 - $600 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 448 g vs 190 g

common strengths of the X-T100 and IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (121×83×47 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 448 g vs 190 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (109×59×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 190 g
  • Thin: 1.8" 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/3.3), has a significantly longer battery life (390 shots vs 300 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Ricoh CX6

Ricoh CX6
similar age
$405

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 external flash support

common strengths of the CX6 and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,230k dots

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 390 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 2.7 fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9

Leica C-Lux

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6 years newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.9
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the C-Lux and IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 390 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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6 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 2.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 390 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.9
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
1 year newer
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1 and IV

  • None found