DPR hands on preview. GR

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Caldwell
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Re: The One Real Concern Mentioned....
In reply to SHood, Apr 18, 2013

SHood wrote:

anthony mazzeri wrote:

armanius wrote:

ElessarJD wrote:

I didn't say it was strictly a P&S.  My point was, given where it's priced and it's size, it can be a little bit of everything.  It can be a high quality P&S for low end users, or a DSLR replacement for a photographer on the go or something in between.  But if you have to shoot RAW, that limits who it's useful for.

I don't see many non-enthusiast P&S users (i.e. Best Buy shoppers) buying many if any Ricoh GR's. The target buyer for Ricoh cameras is pretty narrow for the most part.

+1.

At $800, it's even more than entry-level DSLRs so this is definitely not a camera low-end P&S upgraders will be interested in. Especially without a zoom lens.

You've got to be pretty keen on photography already beyond the P&S stage to even be interested in a single focal length camera like this or the Coolpix A. That's who Ricoh and Nikon are aiming at and they know it.

The RX100 is probably the upper limit for P&S.  Having a zoom helps as well.

I like to use the terms "involved" and  "not-involved" user.  Those involved want to play with the controls and those not-involved just want to take images without fuss.  By this term the NEX is a not-involved camera but it works well, as much as an entry level dslr is also capable of being used in a not-involved manner and will image well.

P&S to my mind implies that there might be something inferior in the results obtained.  Whether being "involved" gets better results is another moot point, but it does bring another level of satisfaction by being able to fully control the camera and to do so.

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