Ricoh GR Digital IV vs Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh GR Digital IV
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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 (112×58×25 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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger 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)
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
112×58×25 mm vs 109×59×33 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
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
1.0 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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IV1x
GX1003x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
IV109×59×33 mm
GX100112×58×25 mm
Thickness Thin Help
IV1.3"
GX1001"
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
IV1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
GX1001/1.8" 7.36x5.52mm

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 much narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $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
Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$552

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
Weight Is significantly heavier
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$399

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$389

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$819

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$469 - $599

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

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

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Ricoh Caplio GX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$333

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$330

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
External flash No external flash support
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$180

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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