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
  1. Sensor shift
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital III

Size
Really small
Compact (109×59×26 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
208 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 29 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GR Digital IV.
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differences

Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
109×59×26 mm vs 109×59×33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
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
1.0 cm
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
1 seconds
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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
IV
  1. Sensor shift
GR Digital IIINone
Zoom Poor zoom Help
1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
IV109×59×33 mm
GR Digital III109×59×26 mm
Weight Light weight Help
IV190 g
GR Digital III208 g
Thickness Thin Help
IV1.3"
GR Digital III1"
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
IV1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
GR Digital III1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$399 - $599

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

$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
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
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
Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II

Boutique

$626 - $697

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Ricoh CX1

Ricoh CX1

Compact

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
Ricoh Caplio GX200

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$1,130

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$419

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

$571 with 18-55mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Ricoh GR Digital III Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Boutique

$4,250 - $6,000

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
External flash No external flash support

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