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Ricoh GR II Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDXC Jun 2015
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GR lens for high-quality image reproductionDeveloped in pursuit of pure image quality, the GR 18.3mm F2.8 lens (equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format) delivers simply the best performance in GR's... More
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24 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 12 owner reviews this Ricoh digital camera has an average owner rating of 90%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Ricoh GR II owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer said on Amazon last year “And Ricoh make the problem much worse by charging an astonishing 200eu to clean the sensor, actually profiting by the design flaw that Ricoh designed into the camera” however they only gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100. Buxz777 mentioned in their review of the Ricoh GR II on Amazon this year “Hey thanks forc reading I want to give this item 5 stars it's a pocket sized camera that has an slr size sensor in it”. Buxz777 also said “Now having a slr size sensor and super sharp 28mm lens right there in your pocket”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. In December last year Matt mentioned “I can still get a decent image at 3200 ISO”. Undertaker said on Amazon this year “If you enjoy street photography, you NEED a Ricoh GR!” in their review of the Ricoh GR II.

One Ricoh GR II owner thought the Ricoh GR II had a good picture resolution.

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Easy to Use

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. B. Attenborrow mentioned on Amazon in December “I wanted a compact that provided DSLR control that I could use on holidays”. B. Attenborrow also said “I use it with the equally compact Fuji EF-X20 flashgun which the Ricoh enables you to use wirelessly for truly amazing flexibility”. In December Buxz777 wrote in their review of the Ricoh GR II on Amazon “You can customise the hell out of it so you can also use it one handed which is very handy and features like the snap focus”.

One Ricoh GR II owner said in their reviews that the Ricoh GR II was easy to handle. Undertaker said “It is simply a superb handling, discreet (looks like a toy; really isn't though) street camera” in their Ricoh GR II review.

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Good Size

A few Ricoh GR II reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was compact. B. Attenborrow said on Amazon in December this year “This is that compact! It's an out”.

One Ricoh GR II reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was a good body shape. This month 328910109 scored the Ricoh GR II very highly and wrote “It has the best operation, small body to put in pockets” in their Ricoh GR II review.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. 328910109 rated it as excellent and mentioned in their Ricoh GR II review “Good quality because of the aps-c sensor! If you are familiar with Pentax's DSLRs, I guess you will quickly get started”. Matt mentioned in his review “The quality of light is delightful”. Matt also mentioned “It's not quite a pocket camera and while producing great images, there's a quality to the GR's pictures that I enjoy”.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers who reviewed the product said that it had a good lens. One Ricoh GR II reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good autofocus.

Good Technical Features

Several people who purchased the Ricoh GR II agreed that it had good features. In December last year Matt scored it very highly and he wrote “The extra features are great.” in his review of the Ricoh GR II.

Nice Design

A few people who reviewed the Ricoh GR II agreed that it was ergonomic. Amazon Customer wrote “The image quality from the GR series is amazing and the ergonomics are the best of any camera I've handled” but even so they only gave it a score of 2 stars. Matt said on Amazon “Astonishingly good ergonomics” and scored it 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Buxz777 wrote in their Ricoh GR II review on Amazon “This would give me a great ricoh style processed jpeg” yet they only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was wifi compatible.

Good Brand

Ricoh has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Ricoh GR II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price], or the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Ricoh GR II supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II also support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Ricoh camera.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact cameras that were released more than a year ago is 30s and the longest is 300s. The maximum camera shutter speed of the Ricoh GR II of 300 seconds is one of the longest amongst compact cameras that were released one year ago.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Ricoh GR II is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Incandescent", "Auto", "Cloudy" and "Daylight" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Ricoh GR II supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that came out more than a year ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Ricoh digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the GR II. The ISO speed "25600" is also supported by this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Ricoh GR II has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Across all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GR II the light exposure correction ranges from ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) to ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Short

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the GR II have heights of between 34mm and 93mm, and the average height is 70mm. The Ricoh GR II is quite short (only 63 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GR II.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Ricoh GR II is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this Ricoh camera.

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Very Thin

At only 34.7 millimeters, the Ricoh GR II is fairly thin compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average depth of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II is 69mm, and the depths range from 21mm to 130mm.

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Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Ricoh GR II is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II. The flash modes "Manual", "Slow synchronization" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Ricoh digital camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the GR II range from 18mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm. At only 18.3 millimeters, the Ricoh GR II has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Ricoh GR II reviewers thought the Ricoh GR II was not cheap. Amazon Kunde mentioned a few weeks ago “Little expensive.”. G J Haskett wrote in their review on Amazon “I was going to buy the more expensive Fujifilm X70”.

Two people who bought it concluded that it was not good value for money. In December this year B. Attenborrow mentioned on Amazon “There isn't really another compact camera in this price range that offers this level of flex” but in spite of that they gave the Ricoh GR II an excellent rating. Matt said “In terms of fun, I prefer using it to my 5D, which is ridiculous given the price difference” in his review but in spite of that he scored the Ricoh GR II very highly.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Ricoh GR II does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II do have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price], or the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] both from Canon.

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Not Waterproof

The Ricoh GR II is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GR II are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the GR II are not 3D compatible. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II, the Ricoh GR II does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II do not support video recording. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Ricoh GR II does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the GR II also do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 28 millimeters, the Ricoh GR II has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the GR II is 28mm and the longest is 720mm.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the internal memory range from 54MB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.4GB. The Ricoh GR II has a quite small internal memory (only 54 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh GR II

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Ricoh GR II has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the GR II.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price], or the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] all from Canon.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Ricoh GR II has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Ricoh GR II has a relatively standard weight (221 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], and the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type

User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Amazon Kunde
(Verified Purchase)

It is perfect camera. little expensive, but worth it...

Reviewed 4 August 2016 by Undertaker
(Verified Purchase)

As a Leica Q owner , I bought the Ricoh as back up. I hate to admit it, but I prefer the Ricoh for street shooting. It is simply a superb handling, discreet (looks like a toy; really isn't though)... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Thanks BREXIT!

Reviewed 25 June 2016 by G J Haskett
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera on an Amazon deal for a good price. I was going to buy the more expensive Fujifilm X70 but I love the money I saved! I carry this pint sized wonder with me most days and have... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Superb camera. Probably the best of many digital cameras I've owned.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 by Buxz777 | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Hey thanks forc reading I want to give this item 5 stars it's a pocket sized camera that has an slr size sensor in it and a 28mm lens that is so sharp it gives my zeiss 24mm £650 emount lens a... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2016 by Jamey Macmillan
(Verified Purchase)

If I could have its babies I would. But, it's turned down my advances so far. Seriously all the online reviews will convince you of its awesomeness, perfect little pocketable camera. I'm just here... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2016 by B. Attenborrow
(Verified Purchase)

I'm not going to write a detailed review of this because there's plenty of much more tech based reviews available elsewhere. I wanted a compact that provided DSLR control that I could use on... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I have to say ashes are really easy into this camera and attach to the sensor, I bought it for 4 days and I have seen there is a small spot when I open the aperture to 16. But it doesn't matter to... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2015 by Matt

Astonishingly good ergonomics. Even without a viewfinder, the camera disappears and I'm mostly thinking about the image. The quality of light is delightful. Fantastic contrast and colours. Low... Read more…

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