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Offline DXO007

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Why f2.8?
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:06:02 pm »
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Is there a reason why both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR both have relatively slow f2.8 lenses?

Just asking because the Fujifilm X100S has an f2.0 lens. So does the Sony RX1. The Sony RX100 has an even faster f1.8 mounted on it.

How does the Coolpix A / Ricoh GR plan to compete with compacts that have much faster lenses?

Offline Emilie_DxOMark

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Re: Why f2.8?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 02:04:10 pm »

Good question, we cannot answer for Nikon, but we can assume that they try to find a compromise between brightness and compactness. Providing a wider aperture usually leads to bigger lens.
We did not evaluate the X100s and the RX100 but you can compare the CoolpixA vs RX1

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