Still trying to figure out my vacation camera question. I just noticed that there is new firmware available for my Ricoh GR and that FW adds 47mm crop mode which sounds interesting. After this addition GR is able to shoot 28mm, 35mm, and 47mm (and also 21mm with a wide-angle lens). Actually so interesting news that the GR may be my sole camera for our Canary Islands vacation. It is so easy to carry with, has a great IQ and very nice ISO performance, is equipped with that fantastic TAv mode I am using all the time, includes snap focus and also on-board flash if needed. I also love the automatic ND filter which allows shooting wide open in bright outdoor lighting.
I have been thinking to take my Nikon 1 V1 with 18.5/18 and 10-30mm lenses with me but I am not so sure anymore. I had also another option in my mind: to take Ricoh GR and my Fuji X-Pro1 (with 35/1.4 lens). Now that Ricoh implemented that 47mm crop mode I feel that I do not need to take X-Pro1 with me. I would like to take as light and small camera gear as possible. It seems the GR may be the best option for that. I know these crop modes are not perfect as they reduce resolution (I think 35mm crop mode is 10 Mpix, and 47mm crop mode about 5.6 Mpix) but I think there will be enough pixels for casual shooting.
Have to test that 47mm crop mode this evening!