Head to Head: Nikon Coolpix A vs. Ricoh GR Shootout

Earlier this year both Nikon and Ricoh launched compact cameras with large sensors and 28mm equivalent lenses. Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store in Canada and Photographer Chris Tait took to the streets to try and compare both models to see which one does best and came with some interesting results.

Earlier this year we here at LensVid had a chance to spend some time with the Nikon Coolpix A and we reached very similar conclusions (i.e. very good image quality, useful for street photography and traveling but less so for other types of photography, relatively slow AF, annoying video mode but overall a great camera if you are looking for a small, light camera with very good image quality for your next trip and you don’t mind having a fixed wide lens).

You can find the Nikon Coolpix A for about $1100 (at B&H) and the Ricoh GR for about $300 less (at B&H).

The Nikon Coolpix A (Image:


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