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Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Ricoh GR Digital IV front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
47
Overall
39

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Key Specs

Canon A2500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2013
Ricoh GR Digital IV
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28mm (F1.9) lens
  • 190g - 109 x 59 x 33mm
  • Revealed September 2011
  • Old Model is Ricoh GR Digital III
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Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Overview

Following is a in depth review of the Canon A2500 versus Ricoh GR Digital IV, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Canon and Ricoh. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the A2500 (16MP) and GR Digital IV (10MP) and the A2500 (1/2.3") and GR Digital IV (1/1.7") come with totally different sensor sizing.

Photography Glossary

The A2500 was unveiled 17 months after the GR Digital IV which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a concise summation of how the A2500 grades against the GR Digital IV when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Ricoh GR Digital IV

 A2500 GR Digital IV 
RevealedJanuary 2013September 2011More modern by 17 months

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR Digital IV over the Canon A2500

 GR Digital IV A2500 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen resolution1230k230kClearer screen (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Ricoh GR Digital IV

 A2500 GR Digital IV 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon A2500 comes with physical measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) whilst the Ricoh GR Digital IV has proportions of 109mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

Compare the Canon A2500 versus Ricoh GR Digital IV in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the A2500 compared to the GR Digital IV.

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the A2500 and GR Digital IV is 96 and 92 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very tough to see the contrast between sensor sizes just by going over specifications. The image below should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the A2500 and GR Digital IV.

Plainly, both cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The A2500 having a tinier sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field more difficult and the Canon A2500 will offer you greater detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots much more aggressively. The more recent A2500 will have an edge in sensor innovation.

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 Portrait photography factors
Ricoh GR Digital IV Portrait photography factors
35
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
41
has manual focus
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography highlights
Ricoh GR Digital IV Street photography highlights
56
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
65
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh GR Digital IV as a Sports photography camera
34
good megapixels (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
great battery (390 per charge)
fixed focal length (28mm)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 Travel photography information
Ricoh GR Digital IV Travel photography information
69
lighter than competitors in class (135g)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
great battery (390 shots)
has built in flash
very good maximum aperture (f1.9)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 Landscape photography details
Ricoh GR Digital IV Landscape photography details
39
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
good megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
53
has manual focus
very good maximum aperture (f1.9)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
great battery (390 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A2500
Vlogging with Ricoh GR Digital IV
30
relatively wide (28mm)
includes face detection focus
lighter than competitors in class (135g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic support
29
very good maximum aperture (f1.9)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone port
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Canon A2500 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Ricoh GR Digital IV
 Canon PowerShot A2500Ricoh GR Digital IV
General Information
Brand Name Canon Ricoh
Model type Canon PowerShot A2500 Ricoh GR Digital IV
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-01-29 2011-09-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/1.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (optional)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 1 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135g (0.30 lb) 190g (0.42 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 109 x 59 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photos 390 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11L DB65
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $109 $599