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 GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5, which was introduced in September 2010 is a Advanced Mirrorless camera with a 12.0MP APS-C sensor. There is only 2 months difference between D7000 and GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
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 GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 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 GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.