Ricoh GR. My biggest source of support is when you use any of these links, especially these links directly to it at B&H Photo Video or directly to it at Adorama, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. It helps me keep adding to this free website when you get yours through these links — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. Thanks for your support! Ken.
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The Ricoh GR is what Ricoh claims is a better version of the Nikon Coolpix A, for less money.
Both are larger-format (1.6x, DX or APS-C) fixed-lens point-and-shoots. Neither has a viewfinder, either optical or electronic.
16 MP CMOS
100 - 25,600
Fixed 18.3mm f/2.8 (sees about the same as a 28mm lens sees on 35mm cameras.)
43mm, but only with Ricoh Hood and Adapter GH-2.
4.6 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches.
116.8 x 60.9 x 35.5 millimeters.
8.6 oz. (244g) with battery and card.
17 April 2013.
$800, April 2013.
Personally, I don't see any reason for this camera, but that's just me. Hobbyists love to throw all sorts of money at gadgets like this, so don't let me stop you.
If I want a small take-everywhere camera, I prefer my iPhone 5, which has colors and tonal range superior to any DSLR or compact digital camera I've ever used at their default settings.
For a serious walk-around digital camera, the Fuji X100s (or a used X100) is a far superior camera because of their real viewfinders, faster lens of a much more useful focal length, and far superior controls. The X100 series' flash is also always ready without needing to pop up, its lens is always ready to shoot without needing to motor in and out, and the Fuji's fill-flash exposure is superior to every other camera I've tested.
Get an X100s; the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten — or just use your iPhone.
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