Ricoh GR Digital IV vs Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital IV
Ricoh GR Digital III

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,230k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
400 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital III

Size
Really small
Compact 109x59x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
208 g

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 GR Digital III.

differences

Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
190 g vs 208 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Ricoh GR Digital III

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Size
Smaller
109x59x26 mm vs 109x59x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.9
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
IV1,230k dots
GR Digital III920k dots
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor size Large sensors Help
IV1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GR Digital III1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
1 seconds
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
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
IVSensor shift
GR Digital IIINone
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
IV109x59x33 mm
GR Digital III109x59x26 mm
Weight Light weight Help
IV190 g
GR Digital III208 g
Thickness Thin Help
IV1.3"
GR Digital III1"
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
IV1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GR Digital III1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$473 - $599

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

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$370 - $448

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

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$399 - $669

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

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Weight Is significantly heavier
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

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
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Size Larger
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
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$440 - $599

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

Ricoh GR Digital III Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$281

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Placeholder

Ricoh GXR (A12)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$429

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
External flash No external flash support

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