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Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Ricoh GR Digital IV front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
47
Overall
39

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Key Specs

Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F3.6-8.5) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 59 x 23mm
  • Released January 2009
Ricoh GR Digital IV
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28mm (F1.9) lens
  • 190g - 109 x 59 x 33mm
  • Launched September 2011
  • Replaced the Ricoh GR Digital III
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Casio EX-FC100 and Ricoh GR Digital IV, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Casio and Ricoh. The image resolution of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and the GR Digital IV (10MP) is very comparable but the EX-FC100 (1/2.3") and GR Digital IV (1/1.7") use totally different sensor sizing.

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The EX-FC100 was launched 3 years prior to the GR Digital IV which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a full comparison, below is a short introduction of how the EX-FC100 matches up against the GR Digital IV in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Ricoh GR Digital IV

 EX-FC100 GR Digital IV 

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR Digital IV over the Casio EX-FC100

 GR Digital IV EX-FC100 
LaunchedSeptember 2011January 2009More modern by 32 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1230k230kSharper display (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Ricoh GR Digital IV

 EX-FC100 GR Digital IV 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to consider its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-FC100 provides physical measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Ricoh GR Digital IV has dimensions of 109mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.3") along with a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-FC100 and Ricoh GR Digital IV in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the EX-FC100 and the GR Digital IV.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-FC100 and GR Digital IV is 94 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to visualise the contrast in sensor sizes just by seeing specs. The pic below will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FC100 and GR Digital IV.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The EX-FC100 featuring a smaller sensor will make achieving shallower DOF harder and the Ricoh GR Digital IV will produce extra detail utilizing its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FC100
Portrait photography with Ricoh GR Digital IV
27
focusing manually
no external flash support
resolution not great (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
41
you can focus manually
supports RAW formats
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography highlights
Ricoh GR Digital IV Street photography highlights
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
65
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
Sports photography with Ricoh GR Digital IV
24
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
great battery pack (390 per charge)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography advice
Ricoh GR Digital IV Travel photography advice
52
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
67
great battery pack (390 CIPA)
has built in flash
good maximum aperture (f1.9)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh GR Digital IV as a Landscape photography camera
32
focusing manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7")
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
53
you can focus manually
good maximum aperture (f1.9)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (390 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging info
Ricoh GR Digital IV Vlogging info
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic port
29
good maximum aperture (f1.9)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone jack
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Ricoh GR Digital IV
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Ricoh GR Digital IV
General Information
Make Casio Ricoh
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Ricoh GR Digital IV
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-01-08 2011-09-15
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS 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 9MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 3456 x 2592 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 28mm (1x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/1.9
Macro focusing distance - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (optional)
Features
Min shutter speed 1s 1s
Max shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 3.00 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps),448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156 gr (0.34 lbs) 190 gr (0.42 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 109 x 59 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 390 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-40 DB65
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $300 $599