Ricoh GRD4 or wait for GR3?
I am contemplating getting a GRD4 as a go anywhere camera to replace a GRD1. There seems to be a good following for the GRD4, many commenting on its UI and IQ and the gritty CCD look. There are also strong praises for the GRD1 for its B&W jpegs. However, as an everyday camera for color and travel photography, the GRD1 is left behind by even an Apple iPhone 6, especially HDR, which is very useful for night pictures and group occasions. Is the GRD4 considerably better than the GRD1, e.g. is it on par with an iPhone 6 or 7 in IQ? Obviously the UI in any GRD is superior, however, Apple has done a good job on software such that most of its photos are usable with balanced color and IQ.
I am bypassing the obvious alternative, i.e. the GR and GR2 for two reasons: I prefer the CCD look of the GRD's, at least online, GRD photos have a pop that is missing from those from GR's, which look flat. Resolution is not a big issue for me as I don't publish. The other reason is that a GR3 should be imminent.....