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Ricoh GR IV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Ricoh GR IV. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but comments about the shutter and flash are mixed. The viewfinder and price get negative views.

performance, portability, image quality, usability, size

price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh GR IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Amadou Diallo (dpreview.com)

Ricoh GR Digital IV Preview

 

With the announcement of the GR Digital IV, Ricoh updates its premium compact camera model. A successor to the GR Digital III, the GRD IV retains key elements from its predecessor. A fixed 28mm F1.9 lens sits in front of a 10MP 1/1.7" type CCD sensor,...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Rioch GR Digital IV Review

 

Designed for a specific audience, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is a powerful compact digicam with excellent image quality and performance. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Solid metal Build ; Overall outstanding image quality ; Awesome f/1.9 - f/9, fixed lens ; Blazing Auto Focus ; A slew of bracketing modes ; Full manual for outstanding control from a compact camera ; Capable Auto mode ; Top-notch 3.0-inch LCD screen ;...

Fixed Lens lacks framing versatility ; Weaker flash ; 600 price tag is not appealing to many

Designed for a specific audience, the Ricoh GR Digital IV is a powerful compact digicam with excellent image quality and performance. Read more in our

Jan, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Ricoh GR Digital IV Review

 

The Ricoh GR Digital IV is a brand new compact camera with a fixed 28mm lens that's aimed firmly at the serious photographer. Virtually identical in design to the two-year old GR Digital III model, this latest version has a brand new Hybrid auto-focus...

The new GR Digital IV further refines Ricoh's most specialized camera, principally adding a much faster auto-focus system, built-in image stabilisation and an even better LCD screen to what was already a very likeable and responsive package. A large...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Ricoh GR Digital IV

 

The GR Digital IV is a modest upgrade to 2009's III, in fact the megapixel count and most of the features haven't changed at all. A camera built for street shooters, the GR Digital IV incorporates a 28mm f1.9 lens (there's no zoom here!) that is both...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : daniel m. east (layersmagazine.com)

Ricoh GR Digital IV

 

The biggest advances in the latest incarnation of Ricoh’s GR series, the 10-megapixel Digital IV, are in speed and usability.

Exposure; macro mode; shoots RAW; LCD

Digital zoom; fixed focal length

The Ricoh GR Digital IV is capable of producing some excellent images for nearly anything that doesn’t require a telephoto or zoom lens. Where it’s strong, it’s very strong, but it’s more of a niche item that’s best for capturing the wide-open spaces.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Ricoh GR Digital IV - Prime on a Compact

 

While Ricoh may not be as famous as Canon or Panasonic in the compact camera market, its latest premium compact model the GR Digital IV offers good build quality with a fast F1.9 lens. Join us as we put it through our tests and see what makes this...

Sturdy build quality ; Fast and accurate autofocus system ; Good macro mode ; Lets you assign frequently-used settings to certain buttons and the Adjustment lever

Fixed focal length may not appeal to some ; Expensive

Have you ever wished you had a compact that could capture great snapshots and excel in street photography? The Digital IV provides ease of use and many customization options while still fitting into your pocket. In some ways the Digital IV can really...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Ricoh GR Digital IV: A Basket of Image Tricks

 

On-board image processors have become more powerful and diverse in their functions, and cameras like the Ricoh GR Digital IV ($599) offer more than just point and shoot still and video recording. Indeed, the Ricoh seems designed to appeal to those who...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Ricoh GR DIGITAL IV digital camera

 

Ricoh GR DIGITAL IV review: A compact camera with manual features lots of customisation options

Manual features ; Quick shooting performance ; Nice colours

Noise above ISO 400 ; Focus sometimes not accurate ; Video mode not HD

The Ricoh GR DIGITAL IV is compact camera designed for enthusiasts and professionals who want a unit with a fast prime lens. It's capable of capturing vibrant colour and its definition is good for the most part, but it can struggle once the ISO speed...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Ricoh Ricoh GR Digital IV review

 

A non-zooming snapper that offers an incredible level of manual control

Clued-up shooters will appreciate the scope for control, but versatility isn’t its strong suit

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Ricoh Ricoh GR Digital IV Review

 

Clued-up shooters will appreciate the scope for control, but versatility isn't its strong suit

The Ricoh GR Digital IV is aimed unashamedly at the clued-up enthusiast. It’s the compact you slip into your pocket when your hideously expensive DSLR just isn’t practical. And it excels at this, than

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):390
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:DB-65/AAA
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:EXIF 2.3
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Positive film, Vivid
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Outdoor

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1230000

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash recharging time:5

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Fixed focal length:0.236
Lens structure:8/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/6
Maximum aperture number:9
Minimum aperture number:1.9

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern) / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:40
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Megapixel:10
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):3648×2736, 3648×2432, 2736×2736, 3648×2048, 3264×2448, 2592×1944, 2048×1536, 1280×960, 640×480
Total megapixels:10.4

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:180

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Pentium M 1.4 GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Windows operating systems supported:3.95 x 9.92 x 7.28

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Not supported
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28
Height:2.35
Weight:6.7
Weight (including battery):7.72
Width:4.29