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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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22 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is 90% based on 12 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people mentioned that the product had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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 scored the product 40 out of 100. Buxz777 said in their review “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” nonetheless they only rated the Ricoh GR II 40 out of 100. Buxz777 also said “Now having a slr size sensor and super sharp 28mm lens right there in your pocket”.

A few Ricoh GR II owners reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. Matt scored the Ricoh GR II 5 stars and he mentioned two years ago “I can still get a decent image at 3200 ISO”. Undertaker wrote in their review of the Ricoh GR II “If you enjoy street photography, you NEED a Ricoh GR!”.

One Ricoh GR II reviewer who bought the Ricoh GR II said that it had a good picture resolution.

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Easy to Use

A number of Ricoh GR II owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. B. Attenborrow scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I wanted a compact that provided DSLR control that I could use on holidays”.

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

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Good Size

Three Ricoh GR II reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. B. Attenborrow said on Amazon “This is that compact! It's an out”. One Ricoh GR II owner who bought the Ricoh GR II considered that it was a good body shape. 328910109 wrote in their Ricoh GR II review on Amazon “It has the best operation, small body to put in pockets”.

Good Product Quality

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Ricoh GR II was good quality. 328910109 wrote on Amazon “Good quality because of the aps-c sensor! If you are familiar with Pentax's DSLRs, I guess you will quickly get started”. Matt wrote “The quality of light is delightful” in his review of this digital camera. Matt also wrote “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 customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens. One Ricoh GR II owner who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good autofocus.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it had good features. Buxz777 said “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 scored the Ricoh GR II 5 stars and he mentioned in his review two years ago “The extra features are great.”.

Nice Design

Several Ricoh GR II owners mentioned that this digital camera was ergonomic. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Ricoh GR II review on Amazon “The image quality from the GR series is amazing and the ergonomics are the best of any camera I've handled”. Matt said in his review of the Ricoh GR II “Astonishingly good ergonomics” and scored it very highly.

One customer said in their reviews that the Ricoh GR II was good looking. Buxz777 mentioned in their Ricoh GR II review last year “This would give me a great ricoh style processed jpeg” but they only gave the Ricoh GR II a score of 40 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

One Ricoh GR II owner who reviewed the product considered that it was wifi compatible. B. Attenborrow mentioned “I use it with the equally compact Fuji EF-X20 flashgun which the Ricoh enables you to use wirelessly for truly amazing flexibility” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Ricoh has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GR II, the Ricoh GR II supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which has better reviews.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 300 seconds, the Ricoh GR II has one of the longest slowest camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 30s and the longest is 300s.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the GR II. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Ricoh camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 25,600, the Ricoh GR II has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the GR II. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GR II is 21,000.

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Has Five White Balances

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Ricoh digital camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The white balances "Incandescent", "Auto", "Cloudy" and "Daylight" are also found on this digital 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 frequently found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this Ricoh digital camera. The photo effectss Black&White are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.

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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 that have been available for around the same time as it. This Ricoh camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on compact 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 camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 6,400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Ricoh camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 and 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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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 cameras of this type and age. This Ricoh digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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290 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of this age and type take between 200 and 299 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Ricoh GR II which takes 290 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GR II is 18mm and the longest is 28mm. The Ricoh GR II has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 18.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released one year ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Ricoh GR II does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GR II.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II do not support Full HD video. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Ricoh GR II is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital 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

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the GR II are not 3D. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GR II, the Ricoh GR II does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support video capability. The Ricoh GR II is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GR II 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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Very Low Megapixel

The Ricoh GR II has one of the lower megapixels (only 16.2 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the GR II range from 12MP to 29MP, and the average megapixel is 21MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 160mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 28mm to 600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28 millimeters, the Ricoh GR II has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Ricoh GR II has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II. The flash modess "Manual", "Slow synchronization" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Ricoh camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 2.8, the Ricoh GR II has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The smallest minimum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GR II is 1.7, the largest is 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.4.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 16.9 megapixels, the Ricoh GR II has one of the less total megapixelss amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixels of digital cameras of this spec and age is 16MP, the most is 33MP, and the average total megapixels is 23MP.

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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 fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the GR II.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Ricoh GR II has a relatively typical weight (221 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the GR II.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 (203g and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
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

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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 161, ricoh 161m, ricoh 161mp, ricoh 175844, ricoh 175874, ricoh 6013537k, ricoh ricohgrii
Barcodes 04961311902567, 04961311902574, 04961311910234

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