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Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.9
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x59x33 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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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
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 1x
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576x more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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 Significantly 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
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
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
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 Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Movie format Poor movies Help
V-Lux 2:720p @ 30fps
IV:480p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $400

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 significantly shorter battery life
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$923

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $610

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,850

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$936

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Weight Slightly heavier
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$873

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$365

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Sensor size Larger sensor
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Slightly smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$639

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548 - $550

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$331 - $567

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$869

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

appearance

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discussion

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