Ricoh GR now shipping, additional coverage, Nikon Coolpix A comparison

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Several readers informed me that the new Ricoh GR is already shipping in the US. At some point the camera was available in stock at Amazon, mainly from third party resellers. DxOMark published their latest test results and the GR scored slightly below the Nikon Coolpix A (see review):

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Ricoh GR ($796.95) vs. Nikon Coolpix A ($1,096.95) cameras shootout:

Some additional Ricoh GR coverage from around the Web:

"The Ricoh GR (V) is an impressive upgrade to the previous GR Digital model, with a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, the Ricoh GR suddently becomes much more attractive, with an extremely sharp 28mm equivalent lens, the camera delivers excellent image quality. It's also available for noticeably less than other APS-C sensor compact cameras, and would make a great pocket camera where image quality rather than zoom is of the highest importance."

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  • http://twitter.com/Pixyst Pixyst

    $300 – deal breaker. Wake the f*** up Nikon!

    • derek

      well, both are junk, they both have lousy dim 28mm prime , useless in real life.
      get the X100s or NEX6, or even better the RX1.

      • Tijmen

        You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Andy

        Obviously never used a camera in real life

    • Sunji Kato

      Only in the US. I live in Japan and the Coolpix A is now cheaper than the new GR.

      • Namorin

        Also cheaper here in South Korea. Converted in US$ about $150 cheaper.

        • p

          What? Name one site.

  • rico

    Needs a Viewfinder…hello camera companies!

  • Kynikos

    Where did you find this video?
    TCS does not have it up on their blog yet.
    Thanks.

    • http://photorumors.com/ PhotoRumors

      Found on YouTube.

      • Kynikos

        Cheers :)

        • http://photorumors.com/ PhotoRumors

          You can subscribe to their channel.

    • JordanDrake

      Subscribing is the best way to see videos as soon as I post them. I usually procrastinate for a while on writing the blog post.
      Jordan @ The Camera Store TV

      • Kynikos

        Cheers Jordan–you guys (and Evelyn) do great work on the blog.

  • kurogoma

    Japan street price : Ricoh GR ¥88000 ($870), Coolpix A ¥81000 ($800).
    Coolpix A is cheaper, not premium.

    • http://photorumors.com/ PhotoRumors

      Interesting, I expect the price of the Coolpix A to drop in the US as well.

  • looh

    The A indeed is cheaper in Japan now, Amazon is listing them for 87,000 yen.

    Ricoh was always accused of charging “a premium” for the GRD cameras. People in the niche pay for the extra ease of use. Time to stick with the core users and go back to normal…

  • El Aura

    I’ve always wondered how DxO can measure the ‘ISO’ value in fixed lens cameras without knowing the t-stop of the lens (they can measure focal length and entrance pupil and from that the f-stop, they can measure shutter speed by choosing a longer shutter speed on the camera and controlling the actual shutter speed by controlling the light).

    • Pablo Ricasso Returned

      Dude you need a cup of strong coffee…

      • El Aura

        Care to elaborate?

        • sasa208

          Agreed. You need a rather strong cup o’ Joe

    • MJr

      It’s difficult being smarter than the internets isn’t it. I don’t know if they even take transmission loss into account with any camera test, do they ? They should, they’re quite thorough. Is the difference even big enough to matter in the numbers though ?

      • genotypewriter

        Glad we have bozos like you and el aura above, we all feel “smarter” for it.

        • MJr

          Okay maybe decaf for you …

          Did not notice the :P huh.

  • Marco -

    The difference in dxo is so small that it’s definitely not noticeable. Everything below 0.5ev, 1bit or 25% iso respectively in dxo is not noticeable at all. Both are excellent.

  • alfredo_tomato
  • xjxjxjxj

    reply to mrj: they do measure t-stop, the data is available it the lens tests

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