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||Large sensor compact|
|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)|
|Processor||GR Engine V|
|White balance presets||10|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28 mm|
|Normal focus range||30 cm (11.81″)|
|Macro focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (optional)|
|Minimum shutter speed||300 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||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|
|Exposure compensation||±4 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p, 24p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (wired or via smartphone)|
|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″)|