Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Ricoh GR Digital III

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
Great macro
Macro focus
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"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
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
Common Weaknesses
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
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
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

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$453 - $697

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$400 - $659

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly 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
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$120 body only

$338 with 5-15mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$671

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$829

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$228 - $379

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Ricoh GR Digital

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,100

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh Caplio GX100

Pro digicam

$996

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

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