Pentax MX-1 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Pentax MX-1
Ricoh GR Digital IV

Reasons to buy the Pentax MX-1

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.9

galleries

Explore our gallery of 12 sample photos taken by the Pentax MX-1.
Explore our gallery of 29 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GR Digital IV.

competitors

Pentax MX-1 Competitors

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70

Boutique

$1,365

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$580 body only

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Thickness Slightly thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$499

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$469 - $629 body only

$649 - $749 with 15-45mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

Pentax MX-1
MX-1
Pentax

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Ricoh GR Digital IV
GR Digital IV
Ricoh

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