Last year, Sony introduced its pocket-sized cameras with DSLR capabilities, and Nikon wasn’t too far behind them. Now Pentax Ricoh Imaging is jumping on board with Ricoh GR ($800). It’s being compared to Nikon’s Coolpix A, but rings in at $300 less. The guts in this one make it a smart choice for the prosumer who’s not looking to break the bank, but still wants high quality images.
Ricoh GR packs a 16-megapixel APS-C size image sensor, compared to Coolpix A’s 16.2. The lens has the same 28mm-equivalant width, although the lens is a bit smaller—18.3mm compared to 18.5mm. You’re looking at the same ISO range of 100 to 25,600, full 1080p video recording, and a three inch display on the back.