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
Really small
Size
Compact 109x59x33 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
400 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh Caplio GX100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 112x58x25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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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recommendations

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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
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Common Weaknesses
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
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GX100:1/1.8" 7.4x5.5mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$453 - $697

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
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$389 - $900

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$305

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Weight Is significantly heavier
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$671

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-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$228 - $379

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Pro digicam

$700

Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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