Ricoh GR Digital IV vs Leica V-Lux 2

Ricoh GR Digital IV
Leica V-Lux 2

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.9
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,230k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 109x59x33 mm
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 29 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GR Digital IV.

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 1x
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576x more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 1s
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60x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.9 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the IV's lens captures much more light (1.1 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
109x59x33 mm vs 124x80x95 mm
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4.4x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.7"
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2.9x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
190 g vs 520 g
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2.7x lighter
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
V-Lux 2f/2.8
IVf/1.9
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Common Weaknesses
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format Poor movies Help
V-Lux 2720p @ 30fps
IV480p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$840

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

$1,199

Lowest price Much cheaper
Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$354

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,799

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$473 - $599

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Thickness Slightly thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$370 - $448

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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Leica V-Lux 2 Ricoh GR Digital IV

discussion

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