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Ricoh GR II Digital Camera

16.2MP CMOS SDXC 3" 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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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 12 user reviews this compact camera has an overall user rating of 90 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “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”. Buxz777 wrote on Amazon “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” in their review of this digital camera but they gave the Ricoh GR II a score of 40 out of 100. Buxz777 also said “Now having a slr size sensor and super sharp 28mm lens right there in your pocket”.

Some Ricoh GR II reviewers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Matt mentioned in his review on Amazon “I can still get a decent image at 3200 ISO”. Undertaker wrote in their review “If you enjoy street photography, you NEED a Ricoh GR!” .

One person who bought the Ricoh GR II mentioned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Easy to Use

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. B. Attenborrow mentioned on Amazon last year “I wanted a compact that provided DSLR control that I could use on holidays” in their review. B. Attenborrow also mentioned “I use it with the equally compact Fuji EF-X20 flashgun which the Ricoh enables you to use wirelessly for truly amazing flexibility”.

One Ricoh GR II owner reckoned that it was easy to handle. Undertaker mentioned on Amazon “It is simply a superb handling, discreet (looks like a toy; really isn't though) street camera”.

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Good Size

Three Ricoh GR II owners concluded that it was compact. B. Attenborrow wrote on Amazon “This is that compact! It's an out” and scored it 5 stars. One Ricoh GR II reviewer mentioned that the product was a good body shape. 328910109 scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has the best operation, small body to put in pockets”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Ricoh GR II reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was good quality. 328910109 scored the Ricoh GR II very highly and wrote “Good quality because of the aps-c sensor! If you are familiar with Pentax's DSLRs, I guess you will quickly get started” in their review of the Ricoh GR II. Matt said in his review of this digital camera “The quality of light is delightful” and scored the product very highly. Matt also said “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 number of Ricoh GR II reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. One Ricoh GR II reviewer thought the Ricoh GR II had a good autofocus.

Good Technical Features

A number of customers who bought the product considered that it had good features. Buxz777 mentioned “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”. Matt wrote in his review of this digital camera “The extra features are great.”.

Nice Design

A number of Ricoh GR II reviewers who reviewed it thought it was ergonomic. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Ricoh GR II review “The image quality from the GR series is amazing and the ergonomics are the best of any camera I've handled” however despite that they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Matt scored the Ricoh GR II 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Astonishingly good ergonomics” in his review of the Ricoh GR II.

One Ricoh GR II reviewer thought it was good looking. Last year Buxz777 mentioned “This would give me a great ricoh style processed jpeg” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

One person who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 224 expert and owner reviews for Ricoh cameras and found that on average Ricoh has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Ricoh has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Ricoh GR II supports wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think a cheaper camera such as the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Canon G5 X[plb_3826275_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Ricoh GR II is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GR II. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GR II is 58s. When compared to other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the GR II, the Ricoh GR II's slowest camera shutter speed of 300 seconds is one of the longest.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 6,400 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 18,000. At 25,600, the Ricoh GR II has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GR II.

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Has Five White Balances

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Ricoh camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. The white balances "Incandescent", "Auto", "Cloudy" and "Daylight" are also found on this camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Ricoh GR II is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White are also found on this Ricoh camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Ricoh digital camera. In addition, this Ricoh camera supports a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the GR II.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Ricoh digital camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Ricoh camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 6,400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 and 25600 are also supported by this Ricoh 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 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras of this type and age. Across all cameras of this type and age the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Ricoh digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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290 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Ricoh GR II is a digital camera that takes 290 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year take between 200 and 299 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh GR II has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 18.3 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GR II is 25mm.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few customers who reviewed the Ricoh GR II agreed that it was not cheap. Amazon Kunde mentioned in their review on Amazon “Little expensive.” but despite that they still rated the Ricoh GR II 5 stars. G J Haskett mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I was going to buy the more expensive Fujifilm X70” but they gave it an excellent review.

A few Ricoh GR II reviewers reckoned that the Ricoh GR II was not good value for money. B. Attenborrow wrote “There isn't really another compact camera in this price range that offers this level of flex” in their review of the Ricoh GR II but even so they rated it 5 stars. Matt said in his review of the Ricoh GR II “In terms of fun, I prefer using it to my 5D, which is ridiculous given the price difference” however he still scored it 5 stars.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Ricoh GR II does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year which support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price]; or the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of this spec and age have an image stabilizer, however the Ricoh GR II does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price]; or the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Ricoh GR II is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GR II are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GR II, the Ricoh GR II is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the GR II, the Ricoh GR II does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Ricoh GR II does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a built-in flash. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras that were released more than a year ago have megapixels of between 12MP and 29MP. With a megapixel of only 16.2 megapixels, the Ricoh GR II has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GR II.

If this Ricoh camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price] (20.2MP and cheaper); or the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28 millimeters, the Ricoh GR II has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GR II. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II range from 28mm to 990mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Ricoh GR II is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Ricoh camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the GR II. The flash modess "Manual", "Slow synchronization" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Ricoh GR II has a fairly few total megapixels (only 16.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II. The average total megapixels of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II is 22MP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh GR II

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Ricoh GR II has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the GR II.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price], and the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price], or the PowerShot G9 X[pl_3061433_price] both from Canon which is cheaper; or the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price], or the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 221 grams, the Ricoh GR II has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GR II.

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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 have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon PowerShot G9 X[plb_3061433_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Maximum Image Resolution
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Total Megapixels
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Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards

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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