Ricoh GR Digital IV vs Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh GR Digital IV
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.9
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,230k dots
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 112x58x25 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 29 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GR Digital IV. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Ricoh Caplio GX100.

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
Significantly 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
Much 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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about either the IV or the GX100.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
IVf/1.9
GX100f/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
IV1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GX1001/1.8" 7.4x5.5mm
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IV1x
GX1003x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
IV109x59x33 mm
GX100112x58x25 mm
Thickness Thin Help
IV1.3"
GX1001"
Common Weaknesses
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
IV1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GX1001/1.8" 7.4x5.5mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$473 - $599

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$1,130

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

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

$348

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Size Much larger
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$249 with 5mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$440 - $599

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

Ricoh Caplio GX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$847

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$797

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$509 - $549 body only

$740 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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