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Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
Ricoh GR Digital IV front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
47
Overall
39

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Key Specs

Kodak M580
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F) lens
  • 150g - 101 x 59 x 56mm
  • Revealed July 2009
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
  • Introduced September 2011
  • Previous Model is Ricoh GR Digital III
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Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Overview

The following is a thorough overview of the Kodak M580 versus Ricoh GR Digital IV, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Kodak and Ricoh. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the M580 (14MP) and GR Digital IV (10MP) and the M580 (1/2.3") and GR Digital IV (1/1.7") enjoy totally different sensor sizes.

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The M580 was unveiled 3 years prior to the GR Digital IV which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a full comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the M580 grades versus the GR Digital IV with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Ricoh GR Digital IV

 M580 GR Digital IV 

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR Digital IV over the Kodak M580

 GR Digital IV M580 
IntroducedSeptember 2011July 2009Newer by 25 months
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen resolution1230k230kCrisper screen (+1000k dot)

Common features in the Kodak M580 and Ricoh GR Digital IV

 M580 GR Digital IV 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Kodak M580 offers external dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Ricoh GR Digital IV has dimensions of 109mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the M580 versus the GR Digital IV.

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the M580 and GR Digital IV is 90 and 92 respectively.

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV top view buttons comparison

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is difficult to see the difference between sensor dimensions merely by reading through technical specs. The image underneath will give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the M580 and GR Digital IV.

As you have seen, the two cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The M580 with its tinier sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field more challenging and the Kodak M580 will give you more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The more aged M580 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV sensor size comparison

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M580 Portrait photography info
Ricoh GR Digital IV Portrait photography info
28
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
41
focusing manually
supports RAW files
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Kodak M580 Street photography info
Ricoh GR Digital IV Street photography info
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
65
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M580 Sports photography highlights
Ricoh GR Digital IV Sports photography highlights
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good battery pack (390 shots)
fixed focal length (28mm)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Kodak M580
Travel photography with Ricoh GR Digital IV
70
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
67
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
built-in flash
fast max aperture (f1.9)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M580 Landscape photography details
Ricoh GR Digital IV Landscape photography details
46
really wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
53
focusing manually
fast max aperture (f1.9)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M580 Vlogging info
Ricoh GR Digital IV Vlogging info
31
really wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone port
29
fast max aperture (f1.9)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external mic socket
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Kodak M580 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M580 and Ricoh GR Digital IV
 Kodak EasyShare M580Ricoh GR Digital IV
General Information
Brand Name Kodak Ricoh
Model Kodak EasyShare M580 Ricoh GR Digital IV
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-07-29 2011-09-15
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW format
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
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28mm (1x)
Max aperture - f/1.9
Macro focus distance 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (optional)
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 1 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1400 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in 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 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150g (0.33 lbs) 190g (0.42 lbs)
Dimensions 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") 109 x 59 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 390 shots
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model KLIC-7006 DB65
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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