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There are some known issues with the GR's exposure metering and colors. There has been a lot of discussion about it on the dpreview's forums and in MingThien's review. It may or may not stop anyone from buying it, but just be aware of them. It's still a fantastic little camera.
It should not stop anyone from buying it - it is an Adobe issue. I haven't had any problem with the reds since I open up my DNG's in RPP. Even in default and uncalibrated mode the reds are spot on. Ming Thein should know better than to blame the camera when software is involved in the process. If software does not support the product then what are you to expect? I had a discussion with Ming Thein about this and I simply think he made quite an error there and posted a premature "conclusion" based on a false assumption. The assumption was that there was something wrong with the camera instead of thinking it might be software related.
I think the issues are way blown out of proportion. As is the "problems" with the Coolpix A. They are both two great little cameras. They both have some quirks and I would be hard pressed to pick a winner. In camera RAW processing in the GR works quite well and preserves the DNG files. Menu system (once set up) is better _I think_ on the GR.
Exposure metering is another thing, but if you are used to wide angle lenses you would know that most cameras with wide angle lenses underexpose easily. The solution is right at your thumb: exposure compensation. I do think the Nikon would fare better though, the matrix metering is very good.
I don't think you could go wrong with either camera but looking at the real "quirks" everyone has to decide whether it is a deal breaker or not. The lack of support from Adobe was never an issue for me and who would think Ricoh would go to such great length with the camera and "not notice" that the reds where completely out of whack after months of testing and with quite a few photogs betatesting? Not very likely.