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Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

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
Battery life
Great battery life
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Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 112x58x25 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.9 vs f/2.5
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At its widest zoom, the IV's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Weight Significantly lighter 190 g vs 260 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Ricoh GX100

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 112x58x25 mm vs 109x59x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 180s vs 1s
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180x longer exposures
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
IV:f/1.9
GX100:f/2.5
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor size Large sensors Help
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GX100:1/1.8" 7.4x5.5mm
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
IV:190 g
GX100:260 g
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IV:1x
GX100:3x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
IV:109x59x33 mm
GX100:112x58x25 mm
Thickness Thin Help
IV:1.3"
GX100:1"
Weight Light weight Help
IV:190 g
GX100:260 g
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GX100:1/1.8" 7.4x5.5mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$626 - $639

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548 - $550

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$239 - $292

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698 - $746

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$331 - $567

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$850

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Ricoh Caplio GX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$736

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$184

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Pro digicam

$700

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Placeholder

Ricoh GXR (A12)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$337

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

appearance

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discussion

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