Ricoh GR gallery photos uploaded: How does it compare to the Nikon Coolpix A?


posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 4:13 PM EST

Last week, we published our review of the Nikon Coolpix A, the first truly mainstream entry in the large-sensor, fixed prime lens camera market. At the time we noted that we were simultaneously working on a review of the Ricoh GR, a close competitor which was announced just a few weeks later, and which is both smaller and more affordable.

As our full review of that camera draws closer, we've just published a gallery with no less than 43 real-world Ricoh GR sample images -- and to ensure that they provided a valid basis for comparison against the Coolpix A, we shot all of these gallery images at the same time as those of its just-reviewed arch-rival.

The Ricoh GR is the smallest, most affordable large-sensor, prime lens camera on the market.

A good proportion of the images we've selected cover the exact same subjects as for the Nikon, with similar exposure variables. (Both cameras were shot at their defaults, with the exception of the file format and exposure bracketing, as well as enabling Auto ISO on the Nikon to match Ricoh's default.) As always, they're shots straight out of the camera, but if you want to see what you can do in post-processing, raw files are available for all 43 shots from the Ricoh GR, as well as the the 44 images published previously for the Nikon Coolpix A.

And as promised, we've also revisited our Nikon Coolpix A review with video footage shot once the weather cleared up. This, too, can be compared directly with footage shot side by side at the same time using the Ricoh GR. See our Imaging Resource YouTube channel for the Ricoh's videos, and watch out for our full Ricoh GR review in the near future!