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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||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|
|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.|
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR Top
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR Rear
Nikon Coolpix A Vs Ricoh GR Bottom
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 ISO test images
Nikon Coolpix A ISO test images
Ricoh GR White-balance test images
AWB Tungsten | 1/6 sec | f/5.6 | 18.3 mm | ISO 100
AWB Multi Tungsten | 1/6 sec | f/5.6 | 18.3 mm | ISO 100
Tungsten Preset | 1/6 sec | f/5.6 | 18.3 mm | ISO 100
AWB Fluorescent | 0.5 sec | f/5.6 | 18.3 mm | ISO 100
AWB Multi Fluorescent | 0.5 sec | f/5.6 | 18.3 mm | ISO 100
Fluorescent Preset | 0.5 sec | f/5.6 | 18.3 mm | ISO 100
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.
|Nikon Coolpix A||Ricoh GR|
|Max Aperture||f/2.8||f/2.8 - f/16|
|CCD pixels||16.2Mp (Megapixels)||16.2Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size (width)||23.6mm||23.6mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||15.6mm||15.7mm|
|Screen resolution||921k||1230k dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec||300sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 25600||100 - 25600|
|Video FPS||30p, 25p, 24p||30/25/24|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No||No|
|USB||USB 2||USB 2|
|Box Contents||Camera 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|
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