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 (109×59×33 mm)
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 1x
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576x more zoom
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
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
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
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
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

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,736

Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$849

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$578

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$834

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$377

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Longest exposure 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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$469 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Size Slightly smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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