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

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,230k dots
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the Ricoh IV or Leica V-Lux 2

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
11 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 1x
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576x more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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
109×59×33 mm vs 124×80×95 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" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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

No significant shared competitors found.

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$820

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$590

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$220 - $228

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $840 body only

$1,099 - $1,138 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$399 - $599

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

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Thickness Slightly thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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