Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Leica V-Lux 2

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
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 1x
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576x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
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
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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 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 2:720p @ 30fps
IV:480p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$239 - $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 X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Lowest price Is much less expensive
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

$671

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Weight Slightly heavier
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
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,143

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350 - $400

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,100

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Zoom Less zoom
Size Larger

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$453 - $697

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

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$228 - $379

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Ricoh GR Digital

Pro digicam

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

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