Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

     

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,230k dots
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
Really small
Size
Compact 109x59x33 mm
 

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
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
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
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
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 Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IV:1x
GX100:3x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
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
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
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

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$383 - $697

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

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$1,130

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

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

Ricoh GXR (A12)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Thickness Is thicker
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$420 - $443

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Placeholder

Ricoh GR Digital

Pro digicam

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

Ricoh Caplio GX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$305

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,000 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger

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