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Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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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recommendations

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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
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
1 seconds
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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
1x

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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
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

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
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$360 - $587

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $499

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much 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
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$330 - $449

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

$329

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is significantly heavier
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

Boutique

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$499 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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
Placeholder

Ricoh GXR (A12)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Ricoh GR Digital III Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$330

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

appearance

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discussion

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