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

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Logan3-1639 Regular Member • Posts: 143
Re: Ricoh GR or Nikon Coolpix A (if money is no object) ?

If I was invested in a Nikon dSLR system, I would choose the Nikon A due to the similarity of the button controls and the menu structure.

My first DSLR was a Nikon D50. Eventually I upgraded to the D90 and later the D7000, but I chose the Ricoh GR and I have no regrets whatsoever. Even if the Coolpix A and GR were the same price I would have chosen the GR. A small part of the reason I chose the GR over the A is sentimental: my first 35mm film camera was a Ricoh rangefinder.

I've always favored compact cameras. At a time when many of my peers were using Nikon Fs and Canon AE-1s, my first SLR was the Olympus OM-1. I chose it partly because of the great reviews it was getting and because it was compact and weighed substantially less than the AE-1 or the F. I loved the OM-1, maybe as much as I now love the Ricoh GR.

I don't know if the GR is the best camera I've ever owned, but it's definitely my favorite.

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