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Ricoh GR II

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Ricoh GR II

£499.50
Ricoh GR II
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A multi award winning but 3 year old compact digital camera, with a gold award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 16.2MP 1x No Jun 2015
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£499.50
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Ricoh GR II Compact System Camera - Black (16MP, 18.3 mm Wide Lens, F2.8, WiFi) (Brand new, unopened)
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Ricoh GR II Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Ricoh GR II number 239 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
97 Reviews + 5 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
74
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Gold" from Buy-N-Shoot.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Ricoh digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good video capture and that it is robust. However they also report inferior battery life.
The GR II has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
GR lens for high-quality image reproduction
Large CMOS image sensor captures the finest details
GR ENGINE V provides superior image processing power
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 179 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 186 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 179 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 53% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Ricoh GR II Video Reviews

How Big is the Ricoh GR II?

The Ricoh GR II is 117mm wide and 63mm tall. It is 34.7mm deep and weighs 221g.

Ricoh GR II front dimensions
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Ricoh GR II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The writers at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this Ricoh digital camera. The author at review site Buy-N-Shoot.com gave this camera a "Gold" award and concluded it was excellent and it received a "Recommended" award from website Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this Ricoh camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 31 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this Ricoh digital camera has an average expert rating of 81%.

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Good User Reviews

GR II owners on average rated this digital camera 86 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the Ricoh GR II considered that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use, three owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three customers who reviewed the Ricoh GR II concluded that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who bought it agreed that it had a good autofocus and four customers agreed that this digital camera had a good lens.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Seven people said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Two customers who bought this digital camera said that it had good features.

  • A wealth of professional features and superb image quality…
    V3.co.uk January 2008
  • The extra features are great.
    Matt (Amazon) - December 2015

Ricoh Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 354 user and expert reviews (including 96 verified purchases) for Ricoh digital cameras and found that on average Ricoh has very good ratings. 75% of those that bought a Ricoh digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 owners who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three people wrote that it was compact and two people who bought the Ricoh GR II agreed that it was a good body shape.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £499.50 it is in the most expensive 43% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Ricoh GR II and the United Kingdom price of £499.50 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $559.00 (£775.28).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since June 2015.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Ricoh GR II's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is higher than 65% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Ricoh GR II is 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Ricoh GR II of only 1x is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 97% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Ricoh GR II of 2.8 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 41% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Ricoh GR II of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 89% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Ricoh GR II of 221g is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 47% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Ricoh GR II's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Ricoh GR II supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The internal memory of the Ricoh GR II of 54MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Ricoh GR II supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Ricoh GR II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Ricoh GR II's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 52% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Ricoh GR II features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Ricoh GR II does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Ricoh GR II of only 18.3mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ricoh 175844, ricoh 161mp, 616b328

Barcodes:

04961311902567, 04961311902574, 04961311910234

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