Nikon Coolpix A versus Ricoh GR ii/iii

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Fswartz New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Nikon Coolpix A versus Ricoh GR ii/iii

I recently bought a Coolpix A (silver), new, for around USD 450. I have not been able to update the firmware, possibly due to it being an international version, but otherwise have had no issues. I recently took it on a two week trip to Germany as my main camera (iPhone as backup) and found battery life to be excellent. I had brought a spare which I did not use.

The camera is very solid and does not feel like a point-and-shoot, more like a rangefinder. I have not used the Ricoh so can't compare. I wanted to try using a fixed lens again after many years of SLRs and travel zooms. In bright sunshine the screen can be difficult to use, but I had also attached a Sigma viewfinder which helped. I have been very pleased with the results so far, and the build quality is excellent.

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