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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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
 
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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
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
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
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 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
Movie format Poor movies Help
V-Lux 2:720p @ 30fps
IV:480p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$360 - $574

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$395 - $400

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

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

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

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$921

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
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

$651 - $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
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$310

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

appearance

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discussion

Leica V-Lux 2
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