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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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital III

Size
Really small
Compact 109x59x26 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
208 g
 
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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
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
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 Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.9
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
IV:1,230k dots
GR Digital III:920k 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
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GR Digital III:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
1 seconds
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
IV:190 g
GR Digital III:208 g
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
IV:109x59x33 mm
GR Digital III:109x59x26 mm
Weight Very light Help
IV:190 g
GR Digital III:208 g
Thickness Thin Help
IV:1.3"
GR Digital III:1"
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
GR Digital III:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$626 - $639

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$331 - $425

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$850 - $900

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$297 - $350

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$284

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Weight Is significantly heavier
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$355

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Ricoh GR Digital III Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 with 20mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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