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Ricoh GR II Digital Camera

16.2MP CMOS SDXC Jun 2015
Megapixel Count Sensor Type Full HD Video Memory Card Release Date
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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12 Reasons For

Ricoh Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact cameras manufactured by Ricoh have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Ricoh also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Ricoh GR II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GR II.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price], and the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[plb_2976201_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Ricoh GR II supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the GR II.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Canon G9 X[plb_3862347_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats

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

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 59s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 15s to 300s. When compared to other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the GR II, the Ricoh GR II's maximum camera shutter speed of 300 seconds is one of the longest.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

At 25,600, the Ricoh GR II has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the GR II. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the GR II have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 52,000.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

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

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Ricoh GR II is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the GR II.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

Cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 22. With a maximum aperture of 16, the Ricoh GR II has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Ricoh GR II is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Ricoh camera). In addition, this camera 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.

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

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

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

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The Ricoh GR II has a quite short minimum focal length (only 18.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GR II. Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II the minimum focal lengths range from 18mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Ricoh GR II does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year do have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the GR II do not have a GPS. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1[plb_2912864_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Ricoh GR II does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Ricoh GR II does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the GR II, the Ricoh GR II is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Ricoh GR II is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the GR II are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 28 millimeters, the Ricoh GR II has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the GR II. The average maximum focal length of digital cameras that are a similar age to the GR II is 240mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

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

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II. The auto focus "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Ricoh GR II is more than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 6,400, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Ricoh camera. The ISO speeds 100 and 25600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the GR II is 3.3GB. The Ricoh GR II has one of the smaller internal memory (only 54 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh GR II

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Ricoh GR II has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for 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.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price], and the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Ricoh GR II has a fairly typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the GR II.

If this Ricoh digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price] (20.2MP), or the G9 X[pl_3862347_price] (20.2MP) both from Canon or the Praktica Luxmedia Z250[plb_3496599_price] (20MP).

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Average Weight

The Ricoh GR II has a relatively average weight (221 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the GR II.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price], or the Leica Q (Typ 116)[plb_2917648_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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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
Tele Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
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
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type

User Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh 175863, ricoh 175873, ricoh 175843
Barcodes 00026649758430, 00026649758539, 00026649758638, 00026649758737, 00496131104173, 04961311041730, 04961311902567, 04961311910234

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