Ricoh GR or Nikon Coolpix A (if money is no object) ?

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Troels Oesteraa
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Ricoh GR or Nikon Coolpix A (if money is no object) ?
Jul 2, 2013

Hello

I know I'm probably beating a very dead horse, but It's a question I can't answer since I am not able to see either of the cameras in real life and it seems like a lot of comparisons always end up focusing on specs vs. price alone and concludes that the GR is "better".

But if cost was left out of the equation, would people then choose the A over the GR based on such things as image neutrality, build quality, and LCD screen quality? I don't want this to end with the battle of "Made in China" vs. "Made in Japan", but just objectively speaking.

I notice that the GR has a slightly greenish tint compared to the "A" when comparing in http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/ricoh-gr/16 - especially noticeable at the Kodac gray scale chart in the top middle.

Some background info: Right now I have a Panasonic ZS7/TZ10 which I'm getting a bit tired of. Overly much compression, and too slow a lens for always shooting at ISO80 or 100. I've also found that I'm not that much of a fan of the amount of green tint it has, or at least how it always emphasizes it. I've found that I don't use zoom that much either.

The Sigma DPxM series has caught my interest since it produces image quality that is just breathtaking and nearly surreal, but everything else about these seem to be a large drawback so it's off the list for now. So this is where I am now.

Thanks for any kind of input.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Lumix DMC-TZ10)
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