As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Ricoh GR Digital is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and boutiques. The Ricoh GR Digital's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G11 and the Rebel T3i) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W50)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR Digital compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it much longer exposures (180 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (210k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (september 2005 vs august 2009).

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the GR Digital)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 210k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the GR Digital)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 180 seconds

common strengths of the G11 and GR Digital

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

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II
2 years newer

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the GR Digital II and GR Digital

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Very long exposure times: 180 seconds vs 180 seconds

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR Digital compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8 MP vs 5.9 MP), supports an external flash and much longer exposures (180 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (107×25×58 mm) vs super compact (89×57×23 mm)), is older (september 2005 vs february 2006), is thicker (2.3" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (200 g vs 157 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50
5 months newer
$269

Significant advantages of the DSC-W50 (vs the GR Digital)

  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W50 (vs the GR Digital)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 180 seconds
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-W50 and GR Digital

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.4
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Compact (107×25×58 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR Digital compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (107×25×58 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is thinner (2.3" vs 3.1"), is much lighter (200 g vs 570 g) and much longer exposures (180 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (210k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the GR Digital)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 210k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the GR Digital)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (107×25×58 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.3"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 180 seconds

common strengths of the T3i and GR Digital

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh GR Digital compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/2.8).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (210k dots vs 1,230k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 16.1 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.7mm) and is older (september 2005 vs june 2015).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
7 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the GR Digital)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 210k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the GR Digital)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR and GR Digital

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (107×25×58 mm)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 200 g
  • Built-in flashes

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
9 years newer
$497 - $547

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

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 210k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • None found

common strengths of the GR II and GR Digital

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (107×25×58 mm)
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 200 g
  • Built-in flashes