Nikon Coolpix A vs Ricoh GR

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Nikon Coolpix A vs Ricoh GR

Post by John » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:30 pm

Well I actually have both in my possession at the moment, so the next task is to put some comparison together. A field test with real-world examples!

First point to the Nikon for including a proper charger! Some manufacturers, Ricoh included, only supply an adapter that requires the battery to be charged in the camera. If we use multiple batteries, then this is useless as a workflow. Batteries need to be charged out of camera and strictly rotated.

At the price of these cameras a battery charger should be regarded as essential.

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Re: Nikon Coolpix A vs Ricoh GR

Post by John » Mon May 26, 2014 9:20 am

The result of this was published on ePHOTOzine and it was a close thing, but the Ricoh GR was the better camera. Slightly better lens, faster AF, better colours.

Having said that, since the initial testing, I've not used the GR much. Despite a smaller sensor, the Pentax MX-1 came along and it is much more versatile. Faster lens, zoom lens, closer focusing plus superb macro modes, higher quality of construction. And costing less as well.

It's a funny old world!

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