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Ricoh GR Digital IV review

A premium street photographer's compact with a fixed 28mm lens

As part of our image quality testing for the Ricoh GR IV we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the GR IV is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 100
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 100

JPEG images

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 80
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 80

ISO 80, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 100
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 200
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 400
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 800
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 1600
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 3200
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 14 (see full image)

Raw images

Ricoh GR IV review  TIFF resolution ISO 80
Ricoh GR IV review: TIFF resolution ISO 80

ISO 80, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  TIFF resolution ISO 100
Ricoh GR IV review: TIFF resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  TIFF resolution ISO 200
Ricoh GR IV review: TIFF resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  TIFF resolution ISO 400
Ricoh GR IV review: TIFF resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  TIFF resolution ISO 800
Ricoh GR IV review: TIFF resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 18 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  TIFF resolution ISO 1600
Ricoh GR IV review: TIFF resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 18 (see full image)

Ricoh GR IV review  Resolution ISO 3200
Ricoh GR IV review: Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedAAA
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameRicoh
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)168 g
Flash Memory Capacity54 MB
Minimum Focus Distance15 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported2
Display Screen TypeLCD
Total Camera Resolution10.3 Megapixel
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedMultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height58 mm
Width107 mm
Depth25 mm
Focal Length5.90 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product Model174063
Product NameGR Digital II Compact Camera
Manufacturer Part Number174063
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

A camera that delivers the intended results. A camera that's advanced yet simple to operate, reliable and precision built. Ricoh's GR Digital has evolved to let you pursue your own ideals. Now comes the GR Digital II. Boasting its forebears' superior imagery and sharpness that only the Ricoh GR Lens can provide yet achieving even higher image quality. In an amazingly compact, slim body, robustly constructed of lightweight diecast magnesium, the GR Digital II encompasses enhanced expressive capability and adds new functions, along with improved operability that responds almost instantaneously to your commands. It's the kind of camera that urges you to use it, time and time again.

Display Resolution230000 Pixel