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
Great battery life
Battery life
390 shots
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
 

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

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
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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
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
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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
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"
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
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
Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
IV:Sensor shift
GR Digital III:None
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

$401 - $597

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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

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

$351

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

Ricoh Caplio GX200

Pro digicam

$1,130

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Weight Is significantly heavier
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$333

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 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
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Size Larger

Ricoh GR Digital III Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger

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