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Ricoh GR
16 MP APS-C, 18mm f/2.8 lens, $800
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Ricoh GR

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April 2013   Better Pictures   Nikon   Canon    Fuji    LEICA   All Reviews


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Adorama pays top dollar for your used gear.

B&H Photo - Video - Pro Audio

I use these stores. I can't vouch for ads below.

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.

For full details, see them and their specifications at B&H Photo Video and Adorama.


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(See them at B&H Photo Video and Adorama for more.)




1.6x crop factor (22.2 x 14.8 mm).



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.


Price, USA

$800, April 2013.


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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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