Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Nikon D7000, which was introduced in November 2010 is a Advanced DSLR camera with a 16.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5, which was introduced in February 2012 is a Advanced Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP APS-C sensor. There is 14 months difference between D7000 and GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5, especially in sensor tech.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Nikon D7000 and Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon D7000 and Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.