Ricoh GR Digital IV vs Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh GR Digital IV
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,230k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
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

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
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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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
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IV1x
GX1003x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
IV109x59x33 mm
GX100112x58x25 mm
Thickness Very thin Help
IV1.3"
GX1001"
Weight Light weight Help
IV190 g
GX100260 g
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
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

$499 - $597

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 slightly narrower wide angle lens
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

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$351

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$182

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Size Larger
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$634

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$214

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Ricoh Caplio GX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$977

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Ricoh CX5

Ricoh CX5

Travel zoom

$283

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$637

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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