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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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
400 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital III

Size
Really small
Compact 109x59x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
208 g
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
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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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.9
Screen resolution 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

$625 - $697

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

$479 - $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
Placeholder

Ricoh GR Digital

Pro digicam

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$224 - $234

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

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$327 - $400

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
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$323 - $425

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Ricoh GR Digital III Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$335

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
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
Sigma DP2s

Sigma DP2s

Boutique

$520 - $624

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Size Much larger
Sigma DP1

Sigma DP1

Boutique

$513 - $699

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

appearance

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discussion

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