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Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x59x33 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
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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
 
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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 Common Weaknesses
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
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
IV:1x
GX100:3x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

$678 - $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
Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$1,130

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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$323 - $591

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798 - $799

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$299 - $599

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,299

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$464 - $494

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Ricoh Caplio GX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2

Travel zoom

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$280

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

$299 - $550

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Weight Much heavier
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$570 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization

appearance

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discussion

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