brownie314: I don't have the GR, but I have and shoot daily the coolpix A. Great little camera. The 18mm lens takes some getting used to, I usually like them slightly longer, in the 22-24mm range for a prime. But it is still great. What I would really like to see is Nikon/Ricoh do is something like the x100. A 23mm f/2 lens with lots of manual controls. Yes, I know it will be larger, but so much more usable lens and controls.
It is rumored that Fuji are about to do exactly that, with a new X100 stripper model, called the "X-70."
Fotograafje: Any manufacturer launching a premium / high-end compact without evf (these days) is missing the spot. Of course lacking an evf is doen't mean it's a bad camera. But a viewfinder makes you compose better images and makes you part of the picture before you press the shutter.What would an evf cost extra?
I have a similar Coolpix 'A' model and I simply put an inexpensive OVF on top of the camera. That is easy to do and effective when you are using a fixed focal length camera.
captura: What's been changed?
- Wireless connectivity.- Raw file burst depth.- White Balance: one more mode.- Exposure compensation during movie capture.- The Ricoh GR II now offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/2,500 second at f/2.8, up from the 1/2,000 second top shutter speed when wide-open- In-camera raw processing.- Better image review for raw files.- Playback startup: a half-press of the shutter button while powered on in Playback mode will bring the camera to life. - Control layout: the button on the left of the body it now serves double-duty as the Wi-Fi button. A long push on the button drives Wi-Fi mode, while a quick tap controls effects modes.- Pixel mapping: . You can now map dead pixels in-camera, and they'll no longer show up in subsequent shots, with their contents simply being interpolated from surrounding pixels.- Improved battery life: 320 shots on a charge, up from 290 shots from its predecessor.
So a lot has been changed, contrary to the DPR headline, "Ricoh GR II adds Wi-Fi and not much else to GR feature set."
I have the Coolpix 'A' too. The 18mm lens (28mm in 35mm relative terms) is the same FL as the Ricoh GRII.
Both the Coolpix 'A' and the Ricoh GR can be cropped, a lot.
What's been changed?
Clearly, this camera's closest competitor is the Sony A6000.
Geno123: I'm in the market to replace my long time Canon SX10s. I have looked at the bridge camera's finding the Pana FZ1000 too big and wanting a larger sensor camera am enticed by the four thirds segment and this G7 in particular with the 14-140 lens. My main focus is photo's not video so I am thinking why would I want an 8mp photo from 4K video when the camera is 16mp? Is this camera mostly geared toward video?Ideally I would like a large sensor- maybe 1", 4/3 or APS-C long (24-300 equiv.) in a compact size. I've even looked at the Oly Stylus 1s and it's 1.7 sensor. Maybe an FZ300 with a large sensor or a Canon G3x if they ever make them would be ok too.Boy I am in a quandry (I don't want to go back to my Canon D30 DSLR days)Anybody got any ideas that can help me figure this out? Open to any and all suggestions.
You may also like to consider the Olympus E-M10. It has a few 'other' features and costs less.
"Ricoh GR II adds Wi-Fi and not much else to GR feature set"WRONG! Look at previews at Imaging Resources and others...there are numerous changes.
Pandimonium: you accidentally posted images of the GR but no one can tell.
Can't be it. It is a LOT taller. Perhaps in anticipation of the extra room required for 3 or 5-axis IBIS in a future GR-III model?Now I saw the height difference by reading the DPR spec sheets. They do make mistakes, sometimes.
theprehistorian: There's a golden opportunity for Nikon to kill the GR with a Coolpix A Mk ii (Coolpix B?!). 24MP, perhaps IBIS, weather sealed. Add a built in finder as well and it could even answer the prayers of those of us who would like the new Leica Q but need to have money left over for food!
Yes, with the Sony DX 24mp sensor from the D7200.But in some ways, the original Coolpix 'A' is still a better camera. More robust build, reportedly sharper/finer detail because of it's amazing lens.
zodiacfml: I'd rather save money on the original or Coolpix A. These things don't add value. They could have at least upgraded the sensor together with these upgrades to complement the narrower crop option.
I wonder if the Coolpix 'A' competitor will now be announced as expected? Nikon uses Sony sensors, and maybe they've now developed an APS-C version of the stacked CMOS Exmor RS sensor in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV ?
I compared the specs of the GRI and the GRII, and the GRII is taller. Why? Is that the "hump?"
It's got a couple of new AF options and is (inexplicably) taller. Other than that....what the heck?
For the money I spent recently, I still believe that my new Nikon Coolpix 'A' was still the better choice.
The Silver Nemesis: Sorry. No Q, just M.
"$$$ Sony is slowly becoming new Leica. $$$"http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55987569
bootsofspanishleather: Forgetting the price for a moment, (a good exercise) if I had to choose a fixed lens, and with this Q branch offering I would., it certainly would not be a 28mm. I would prefer something in the 35-60 mm. range. I think optical image stabilization is a real gift but to enable a 28 with it just seems DUMB. On a longer primes it would be so much more useful. In the meantime I would bank the 4k for the Q's cost and put it towards the next generation digital M. Meantime I am learning to get the best results from my recently purchased Fuji X-Pro1 and I would like to thank many of the members who really helped, thanks!
I must agree. I have the Nikon Coolpix 'A' with the DX sensor and the FL is also 28mm equivalent. I have often wished that it was 35mm. But at least the Leica Q offers 2 digital zoom options...to 35mm & 50mm. With 24 mp there should be no loss with these slight crop.
chrispicasso: Just buy the sony a7R II.??
And you don't even own one yet! It's only an object; let's not get too carried away here.
captura: Much too big, and I don't need full-frame. When will Sony finally give us a NEX-7 upgrade camera?
That's supposed to be the A7RII. The new flagship, according to Sony?
Caerolle: Gee, it looks just like a Fuji X-E!
A video button....must have the hated/ unnecessary video feature, after all.
Caerolle, it seems that some of these boys with deep pockets have a lot of hostility.
Lacking a fixed-lens RX2 to compare with, can we make comparisons to the also-new Sony A7RII? Size and price not far off.