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Ricoh GR II Compact Camera

Ricoh GR II Compact Camera

Product Code: 6013537K


Sporting a high quality 16.2MP APS-C sensor and fast start up, the Ricoh GR II Compact Camera has a new imaging engine, f/2.8 lens and built-in Wi-FI with NFC Module for image transfers and sharing.

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Ricoh GR II

Picking up where the original Ricoh GR left off, this new version includes a new lens, new processor, Wi-Fi and NFC for complete connectivity, GR Remote which allows you to control your camera using a smartphone, a super-fast start up time as well as a range of new art effects built-in.

The new 18.3mm f/2.8 lens (28mm equiv.) features 2 high-precision optical elements, and a high-refraction lower dispersion glass element. Even wide open at f/2.8 this lens provides superbly crisp images whilst the 9-blade iris produces a pleasing natural Bokeh to the background of the images. The 16.2MP CMOS sensor offers high-sensitivity with low noise shooting at ISO 3200 in most situations, though the ISO can be boosted to a maximum of ISO 25600.

Built in Wi-Fi and NFC allow easy connectivity, making remote shooting, image sharing and editing a simple task.

A super-fast 1 second start-up time allows you to react to every moment, with the Full Press Snap option offering the chance to shoot at a preset distance, straight off the button, an ideal function for street-photography? If you have a bit more time to compose your shot, the aperature preview button allows you to check the depth of field before you hit the button and commit.

In short, the GR II is a capable compact which packs a wide spectrum of features making it an ideal choice for those wanting a one-for-all compact capable of truly impressive photos.

Full Details

GR lens for high-quality image reproduction

Developed in pursuit of pure image quality, the GR 18.3mm F/2.8 lens (equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format) delivers simply the best performance in GR’s history. This acclaimed lens design incorporates two high-precision glass mould aspherical optical elements and a high-refraction, lower-dispersion glass element, positioned optimally to reduce distortions and chromatic aberration to near absolute minimum, while reproducing high-resolution images from the centre to the edges of the image field. Thanks to its crisp image rendition even at the maximum aperture of F/2.8, and its faithful image reproduction against backlight, the user can truly enjoy the charm of a uni-focal lens. Its nine-blade iris diaphragm helps create a truthful sense of depth and a natural bokeh (defocusing) effect, while allowing the user to capture beautiful light beams at closed-down apertures.

Large CMOS image sensor captures the finest details

The GR II features a large-imaging area, wide dynamic range APS-C size CMOS image sensor with approx. 16.2 effective megapixels. The superior high-sensitivity characteristics and low-noise performance allow regular shooting at ISO3200 (which can be boosted to a maximum of ISO25600). By eliminating the anti-aliasing filter to enhance resolution, it maximises the resolving potential of the lens to deliver sharp, high-quality images right to the edges. By mutually optimising this large image sensor and the GR lens, the camera achieves a slim and compact body that stands true to the GR heritage.

GR ENGINE V provides superior image processing power

The high-performance GR ENGINE V imaging engine draws the most out of the GR lens and the CMOS image sensor. By fine-tuning the compensation program against high-sensitivity noise, it improves image quality and enhances resolution and contrast, while minimising annoying noise. By reprogramming the AWB algorithm, it assures more precise white-balance control under artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights, while delivering more stable results in outdoor shooting. The new CTE (Colour Temperature Enhancement) mode for white-balance control makes it possible to emphasise the predominant colour within the image, to create a stronger impression.

The speed to react to every chance moment

The GR II is fully tuned up to give you the quickest response: from its very short start-up time, through its high-speed AF system thanks to the optimisation of its lens drive mechanism and AF algorithm, to its minimal shutter release lag. It also features the Full Press Snap* option that allows you to shoot at a preset focus distance with a full-press shutter release. Thanks to its increased buffer memory capacity, smooth continuous shooting is possible even in RAW format.

  • [ON], [OFF] can be selected. Only available when [Focus] is set to [Multi AF], [Spot AF] or [Pinpoint AF].

Decisive autofocus for swift, precise shooting

During shooting, the AF function switching lever (for Continuous AF and AE/AF Lock) lets you switch between autofocus modes with a single action: either use the AF button for continuous autofocusing in Continuous AF mode; or switch the lever to AE/AF lock, lock the focus with the AF button, then set the exposure by half-pressing the shutter-release button. The GR II’s exposure swiftly responds to quick changes of composition.

Detailed 3.0″, 1.23m dot LCD monitor

The GR II’s high-definition LCD monitor with brightness adjustment, scalable font characters, and detailed, full-colour graphics supports your shooting with superb visibility. The protective LCD screen cover provides assurance in even harsh environments.

The aperture preview button lets you check the photo before you actually shoot it.

The aperture preview button (also used as Wi-Fi button) is located on the side of the camera body. With this button, you can check the depth of field before shooting. Not only can this be used from image setting effects, but it is also available from the third function button, continuing on from the conventional second function button.

Focus Assist and Move Target assist in more accurate focusing.

With these functions you can specify any portion of a subject to meter, and then lock the focus. You can also magnify a portion of the screen, emphasise outlines or contrast, and focus more accurately.

Equipped with an Electronic Level

The camera is equipped with a built-in Electronic Level. With this feature, you can check the inclination of the camera in the horizontal, forward and backward (tilt) directions while shooting. The level is displayed at the bottom of the screen, making composing a shoot and shooting easy.

Wide array of effects for richer creative expression

New effect modes expand creative options: HDR Tone, Clarity, Brilliance, Vibrant, Bright and Portrait. The Effect button on the side of the camera body allows you to turn the function on/off or select one to apply during shooting. These effects can also be applied in-camera during RAW development.

Wireless flash provides sophisticated lighting solutions

The GR II’s built-in flash can wirelessly trigger an external flash to discharge based on a TTL-metered exposure value. Bounce the light to soften portrait shadow, or control the subject’s volume with highlights - advanced lighting with an external flash can be explored at will.

High-quality full-HD video, ideal for discerning filmmakers

The GR II records high-quality, Full-HD movie clips with a beautiful bokeh (defocusing) effect, captured by the GR lens and large image sensor, in the H-264 recording format. In addition to faster AF operation, you can now adjust exposure compensation during movie recording, widening the range of cinematic expression available to you.

ND filter with ON/OFF/AUTO settings

The GR II features a built-in ND (Neutral Density) filter that can be activated from the maximum aperture at F/2.8. Because it allows you to control the amount of incoming light, it enables you to deliberately use a slow shutter in a bright scene, for example.

Interval Composite shooting captures star and moon trails within landscapes

The popular Interval Composite function is updated to allow finer control over interval-time, such as with the new minimum settings, allowing you to easily create impressive star-field photography with smoother light trails. Saving the image as a RAW-format file is now supported.

35mm/47mm Crop modes expand your options

Crop mode* allows you to capture an image at an angle of view equivalent to 35mm or 47mm (in the 35mm format). This ability to choose from three angles of view according to your creative intentions opens up a broader range of expression.


  • The image size is limited to M when using 35mm Crop mode, or S when using 47mm Crop mode.

21mm Wide Conversion Lens offers a broader field of view

High-performance wide conversion lens developed exclusively for the GR II is available as an optional lens to take advantage of the GR II’s high mobility in shooting at ultra-wide angle positions.


  • Optional Ricoh GH-3 Lens Hood & Adapter is required to attach the wide-angle conversion lens.

Macro mode enables close-ups 10cm from the lens

In macro shooting, the GR II delivers crisp image rendition as well as a beautiful bokeh (defocusing) effect, even at the maximum aperture. The Auto Macro function, with its minimum close-distance of 10 cm, detects the subject’s distance and automatically switches to Macro shooting mode.

Macro conversion lens, four centimetres of minimum focusing distance

Available as an optional accessory, its use is limited to macro photography for a subject positioned at a distance of approximately four to 8.5 centimetres. It can focus much closer than most other APS-C-size models which minimum focusing distance is approximately 10 centimetres away. Moreover, all optical surfaces are treated with a multi-coating process to deliver brilliant, high-resolution images.

Multi-Exposure for enjoyable creative photography.

Multi-Exposure can merge up to five images. Detailed settings are possible such as the automatic adjustment of exposure amount for the number of shots, saving each image before merging, saving images each time they are merged, etc. Because images can be retaken right after they are shot, it is easy to create exactly the image you have in mind.

In-camera RAW-data development allows finishing images without any need for a PC

After shooting RAW-format images, you can apply a variety of adjustments including white-balance control, Chromatic Moiré Correction, and effect modes, all within the camera, and output the finely finished images in JPEG format.

Full-featured Auto Bracketing.

Not only does this feature take care of exposure bracketing, but it brackets for various functions such as two types of white balance, effects, dynamic range correction, and contrast.

Built-in Wi-Fi makes handling even more flexible

Connect wirelessly with smart devices. Expand the GR II’s world with two dedicated apps.

GR Remote app lets you control the camera with a mobile device

GR Remote is a full-featured application developed exclusively for the GR II. This web application allows remote control of all the camera’s buttons and dials* from a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Macro shooting from a dynamic high/low-angle, selfie shooting, or night landscape shooting using the Interval Composite function can all be performed while checking the composition on your mobile device. Remote adjustments of various shooting parameters extend to ISO sensitivity and AF mode settings, allowing elaborate picture-making. The camera also responds to manual operations while using GR Remote so you won’t miss the moment to shoot. GR Remote is install-free, which means you can use it by accessing the special website, and the application will update quickly and automatically at its launch.

Send images effortlessly with the Image Sync app

The GR II is compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) functions for easy pairing with mobile devices. Simply touching the GR II with an Android device allows image transfer to the device.

GR signature design, build to last

The acclaimed GR design is retained, while including a large image sensor and now Wi-Fi support. Its exterior housing, made of lightweight magnesium alloy, and the rigidly built body ensure durability and reliability for devoted users.

Advanced RAW-file development software Digital Camera Utility 5 included

This supplied software allows browsing and converting RAW-data to be saved in JPEG or TIFF format. Tuned with the acclaimed SILKYPIX® engine, it delivers high-quality RAW image processing.

Firmware updates further extend camera capabilities

The GR II’s functions will continue to develop with future firmware updates.




Lens Construction: 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)

Focal Length


35mm equivalent focal length






Multi AF, Spot AF, Pinpoint AF,Subject tracking AF, MF,Snap, Infinity, Face detection priority AF (in Auto shooting mode / when Portrait of Effect is set), Continuous AF, Full Press Snap

Focus Range

(From lens face)

Approx. 0.3m to infinity (from the front edge of the lens)

Approx. 0.1m to infinity (Macro shooting, from the front edge of the lens)

Approx. 0.98ft to infinity (from the front edge of the lens)

Approx. 0.33ft to infinity (Macro shooting, from the front edge of the lens)

Face detection

Up to 10 people's faces

Total pixels

Approx. 16.9 megapixels

Number of Effective pixels

Approx. 16.2 megapixels

Image Sensor

23.7 x 15.7mm size CMOS

Number of Recorded pixels


[3:2] 4928×3264(L)、3936×2608(M)、2912×1936(S)、1280×864(XS)

[4:3] 4352×3264(L)、3488×2608(M)、2592×1936(S)、1152×864(XS)

[1:1] 3264×3264(L)、2608×2608(M)、1936×1936(S)、864×864(XS)


Full HD (1920×1080、30fps/25fps/24fps)

HD (1280×720、60fps/50fps/30fps/25fps/24fps)

VGA (640×480、30fps/25fps/24fps)

File format


JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3),RAW(DNG),


MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto, AUTO-HI(Maximum ISO/Minimum ISO selectable), Manual ISO 100 - 25600

White Balance

Auto, Multi-P AUTO, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight, Neutral White, Cool White, Warm White, CTE, CT(Details), M(Manual)


3.0" transparent LCD, approx. 1,230K dots, with protective cover, LCD Brightness(Auto/Manual)

Exposure Control


Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot


Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Shutter/Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure

Exposure compensation

Still image : ±4EV in increments of 1/3EV

Movie : ±2EV in increments of 1/3EV

Shooting mode

Auto shooting mode, Program shift mode, Aperture priority mode, Shutter priority mode, Shutter/Aperture priority mode, Manual exposure mode, Movie, My Settings Mode


Black&White, B&W(TE), Hi-Contrast B&W, Cross Process, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, Shift Crop, High Key, HDR Tone, Clarity, Brilliance, Slight, Vibrant, Bright, Portrait

Shooting Functions

FA/Move Target, Crop(35mm/47mm), Continuous shooting, AE bracket(1/2EV / 1/3EV), White Balance bracket(Preset available), Effect bracket, Dynamic range bracket, Contrast bracket, Multiple exposure shooting, Interval shooting, Self-timer, Noise reduction, ND Filter(On/Off/Auto), Dynamic range compensation(Auto/Weak/Medium/Strong), Slow Shutter Speed NR, Colour space setting, Interval composite, Histogram, Grid Guide, Depth-of-field indicator, Electronic level indicator

Playback Functions

Auto Rotate, Highlight Alert, Thumbnail View, Enlarged Display (up to 16×), Slideshow, Protect, Resize, Skew Correction, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, DPOF Setting, Colour Moire Correction, RAW Development, Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie

Shutter Speed




Auto, Flash On, Flash Synchro., Manual Flash, Red-Eye Flash Auto, Red-Eye Flash On, Red-Eye Flash Synchro., Wireless


Approx. 0.2m~3.0m(ISO AUTO) 

Approx. 0.66ft-9.8ft(ISO AUTO)

Guide number

5.4 (ISO 100 equivalent)

Continuous shooting

approx. 4 frame/sec

The max. # of frames at continuous shooting

JPEG:999 frames

RAW/RAW+:approx. 10 frames

Storage Media

Internal memory (approx. 54 MB), SD/SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (SDHC/SDXC memory cards conform to UHS-I standards)

Power Source


Rechargeable battery DB-65

Battery life

(Rechargeable battery)

Still image*: Approx. 320 shots

Playback**: Approx. 190 min.

Movie recording time: Approx. 45 min.


USB/AV output terminal (USB2.0, video output, audio output (monaural)), HDMI output terminal

Video Output


Wireless LAN


IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)


(Centre Frequency)

2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)


Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES



ISO/IEC14443 TypeA, ISO/IEC14443 TypeB, JIS X 6319-4 (Automatically selected)

Operating Frequency



Approx. 117.0 mm (W) × 62.8 mm (H) × 34.7 mm (D) (excluding projecting parts)

Approx. 4.6(W) ×2.5(H) ×1.4 (D) inches(excluding projecting parts)


During shooting

Approx. 251g (with battery and SD memory card)

Approx. 8.9oz.

Body only

Approx. 221g (without battery and SD memory card)

Approx. 7.8oz.

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Offer Category: Digital Cameras
Offer Product Type: Compact Cameras
Model: Ricoh GR
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: Yes
Battery Life (CIPA): 320
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 4.0
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: N/A
Effective pixels (megapixels): 16
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: Yes
Flash range (metres): 3.00 m (Auto ISO)
Focal length (equiv.): 28 mm
Focal length multiplier: N/A
Flash modes: N/A
HDMI Port: Yes
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 63
Length (mm): 35
Width (mm): 117
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 251
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: Auto, 100 - 25600
JPEG quality levels: N/A
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 25600
Maximum ISO (boosted): N/A
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: 2.80
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: N/A
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): 30
Minimum ISO: 100
Minimum ISO (boosted): N/A
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): 10
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: 9
Number of white balance presets: 10
Optical zoom multiplier: 1.0
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: GR Engine V
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 1230000
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 17.00
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: N/A
Touchscreen: N/A
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: Yes
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

Never miss a moment with a super fast start up time. Combined with a fast processor and autofocus, you'll be ready to capture those impromptu moments as they happen. 

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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