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Ricoh GR Vs Nikon Coolpix A Comparison

Ricoh GR Vs Nikon Coolpix A Comparison - The Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR both offer a wide-angle f/2.8 lens and a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor. We find out the difference in this comparison. Updated with test images.

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Specification
Ricoh Gr Vs Nikon Coolpix A (3)

The Nikon Coolpix A and the new Ricoh GR both feature a wide-angle 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens, a 16.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a compact metal body, but differ in a few areas including price, with the Coolpix A priced at £999, and the Ricoh GR priced at £599. Updated with test images, 20/05/2013.

Ricoh Gr Vs Nikon Coolpix A (2)

Ricoh GR Vs Nikon Coolpix A Features


Ricoh GR Nikon Coolpix A
16.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor 16.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
28mm equivalent f/2.8 Lens, 9 blade 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Lens, 7 blade
3inch 1230k dot screen 3inch 920k dot screen
Full HD Video, Stereo, 30/25/24 Full HD Video, Stereo, 30/25/24
ISO100-25600 ISO100-25600
4FPS (999 JPEG shots) 4FPS (22 JPEG shots)
Flash power 5.4 Flash power 6.0
Dual Axis Electronic level Electronic level (one axis)
290 shot battery rating 230 shot battery rating
117 x 61 x 34.7mm (WHD) 111 x 64.3 x 40.3 (WHD)
Weight 245g with memory and battery Weight 299g with battery and memory
Other features: 35mm crop mode, Wide-angle 21mm equivalent adapter available, Left and rear customisable function buttons, front control wheel, rear ADJ control. Other features: Focus switch, Front and rear customisable function buttons, scroll wheel on top and at the rear, Manual focus ring surrounding the lens.


Ricoh Gr Vs Nikon Coolpix A (4)
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR Top

Ricoh Gr Vs Nikon Coolpix A (1)
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR Rear

Ricoh Gr Vs Nikon Coolpix A (5)
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR Bottom

Ricoh Gr Vs Nikon Coolpix A (7)
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR - The Coolpix A features a focus switch, and the GR features a customisable preview / effects button.

Accessories available for the Nikon Coolpix A include: GPS, Wi-Fi, Optical viewfinder, Adapter and lens hood. Accessories available for the Ricoh GR include accessories that were available for the Ricoh GR Digital series, including a 28mm mini viewfinder (GV-2), 21/28mm viewfinder (GV-1), TTL Flash (GF-1), as well as new accessories including a hood and adapter, 21mm W-converter, soft leather case, half leather case, and a leather neck strap. In addition a close-up lens is to be added after launch.

The Nikon Coolpix A is available for around £999 (RRP), with the Ricoh GR available for around £599 (RRP) making the Ricoh GR extremely good value for money in comparison, with the optical viewfinder costing $379 (US) / £246 (excluding taxes) for the Coolpix A, and £220 for the Ricoh GR. We will be posting our full review of the Ricoh GR when it is available.

Ricoh GR Vs Nikon Coolpix A Performance

Here is a comparison of ISO and white balance images taken on both the Ricoh GR and Nikon Coolpix A. Click "High-Res" to view the full size originals.

Ricoh GR ISO test images


Nikon Coolpix A ISO test images


Ricoh GR White-balance test images


Nikon Coolpix A White-balance test images



For more information on both cameras, have a look at the links below:
Read our full Nikon Coolpix A Review.
Read our Ricoh GR First-Impressions Preview.

Comparison Table

Nikon Coolpix ARicoh GR
ManufacturerNikonRicoh
Lens
Max Aperturef/2.8f/2.8 - f/16
35mm equivalent28mm28mm
Optical Zoom0x0x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.2Mp (Megapixels)16.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)49284928
Pixels (H)32643264
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.6mm23.6mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm15.7mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution921k1230k dots
Touch ScreenNoNo
Focusing
Min Focus10cm10cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Snap
  • Infinity
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec300sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5+/-4
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4fps4fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 1920x1080
Video FPS30p, 25p, 24p30/25/24
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoNoNo
Other Features
Image StabilisationNoNo
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 2USB 2
Wi-FiNoNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-IonLithium-Ion
CIPA Rating230290
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-27, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, USB Cable UC-E16, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference Manual (CD-ROM)Ricoh GR, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, USB power adapter, Power plug, USB cable, Cd, Hand strap, Hot shoe cover
Dimensions
Weight299g215g
Width111mm117mm
Height64.3mm61mm
Depth40.3mm34.7mm
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josa 2 25 Czech Republic
17 Apr 2013 8:57PM
The choice is clear....welcome back Ricoh

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pablophotographer 3 455 181
18 Apr 2013 3:35PM
Time passes by, I remember handling one display Ricoh GRII, although I couldn't buy it. It was capable for lovely images all up to iso...400... A major plus was that it was pocketable and had PASM functions (who on earth came up with Av.Tv and all the jargon?)

I hope the co-operation between the two manufacturers will bring out really good cameras.
Enjoy (Ricoh)

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