Ricoh GR II

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Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II Review

The first GR-series camera to feature built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, the Ricoh GR II from Ricoh continues the legacy of its predecessor with a large 16.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, providing high-resolution images with low noise at up to ISO 25600. On top of this is a Ricoh GR 18.3mm f/2.8 lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm terms, which will assist in creating sharp images in all lighting conditions.

Benefitting from the GR ENGINE V is the High-Speed AF system, locking focus in just 0.2 seconds. The camera will also start up in just 1 second and offers continuous shooting at 4 fps. Full HD 1080p video recording is possible at up to 30 fps with autofocus.

The GR is designed to be compact with a portable magnesium alloy body. It maintains a classic GR styling with a solid hand grip for comfort and physical control buttons for natural operation. This includes a dedicated AF button and aperture preview button. The camera can also capture in either JPEG or DNG RAW images for full control over post-processing.

Further, this sensor omits the optical low-pass filter for achieving the highest possible sharpness and resolution in your imagery. This also benefits the AF system with the ability to lock on in as fast as 0.2 seconds. The camera will even start up in just 1 second.

It also offers dedicated AF and aperture preview buttons for DSLR-like handling. Capture high resolution full HD 1080p video at up to 30 fps. AF also remains active during shooting for ensuring your subject remains sharp throughout the video.

Using the built-in flash, the GR II can wirelessly communicate with the AF360FGZII and AF540FGZII External Flashes. This allows users to quickly and easily set up a complete lighting solution without worrying about cables or additional triggers and receivers.

A first for the GR-series, this camera offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC, for quick tap-to-connect functionality. This allows it to wirelessly connect to smartphones and tablets for remote operation and transfer of images. GUIDE

Ricoh GR II

Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4928 x 3264
Other resolutions 3:2 (3936 x 2608, 2912 x 1936, 1280 x 864), 4:3 (4352 x 3264, 3488 x 2068, 2592 x 1936x 1152 x 864), 1:1 (3264 x 3264, 1936 x 1936, 864 x 864)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor GR Engine V
Image
ISO Auto, 100-25600
White balance presets 10
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28 mm
Optical zoom 1×
Maximum aperture F2.8–16
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range 10 cm (3.94)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 300 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Auto, Flash On, Flash Synchro., Manual Flash, Red-Eye Flash Auto, Red-Eye Flash On, Red-Eye Flash Synchro, Wireless
Continuous drive 4.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±4 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±4
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p, 24p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included 54MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description DB-65 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 320
Weight (inc. batteries) 251 g (0.55 lb / 8.85 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 63 x 35 mm (4.61 x 2.48 x 1.38)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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