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Ricoh GR II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 reviews of Ricoh GR II. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the lens and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the memory and image stabilizer, and reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, usability, image quality, lens

zoom, viewfinder, stabilizer , memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh GR II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ricoh GR II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Ricoh GR II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sensor and size. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the low light performance and screen.

portability, usability, lens, size, sensor

zoom, screen, low-light

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Ricoh GR II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Ricoh GR II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and image stabilizer, and opinions are divided on the price.

portability, performance, usability, image quality, lens

zoom, stabilizer , viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Ricoh GR II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Ricoh GR II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Ricoh GR II

 

The Ricoh GR II is a modest update to many a photographer's favorite pocket camera, adding Wi-Fi and a few firmware tweaks.

Pocket-friendly design. APS-C image sensor. Superb controls. 28mm wide-angle lens. Snap focus capability. Raw capture. 21mm wide-angle adapter available. Excellent Wi-Fi remote control.

Wi-Fi implementation can use some improvement. No EVF option. Doesn't include external charger.

Conclusions The GR family has its devotees, and for good reason. It puts the image quality of an SLR with an excellent wide-angle prime lens into a body that easily slides into a pocket. Its control scheme is solid, and features like a leaf shutter and...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Grab the GR II compact camera when you only care about the picture and the price

 

As long as you're OK with its quirks and constraints, the Ricoh GR II is a nice camera for simply taking lovely photos.

The lightweight, compact Ricoh GR II is well designed, and its APS-C sensor allows for shallower depth-of-field than do the smaller sensors in competitors. And while it lacks breadth in its features, it does provide depth when it comes to still photos.

Slow autofocus focus in dim light, poor video quality with zero controls, and a relatively complicated menu system given its features dim its allure.

For inconspicuous and quick street shooting or as a travel camera for landscape fans, the Ricoh GR II hits the mark. But If you want video or the shooting-angle flexibility that a movable LCD or viewfinder provides, this may not be the camera for you.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Ricoh GR II

 

Ricoh finally got around to updating the GR, but the changes are pretty minimal. Although there have been tweaks, the main enhancement is the addition of Wi-Fi for remote shooting and file transfer with phones and tablets . And while the camera does...

The lightweight, compact Ricoh GR II is well designed, and its APS-C sensor allows for shallower depth-of-field than do the smaller sensors in competitors. And while it lacks breadth in its features, it does provide depth when it comes to still photos.

Slow autofocus focus in dim light, poor video quality with zero controls, and a relatively complicated menu system given its features dim its allure.

For inconspicuous and quick street shooting or as a travel camera for landscape fans, the Ricoh GR II hits the mark. But If you want video or the shooting-angle flexibility that a movable LCD or viewfinder provides, this may not be the camera for you.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Ricoh GR Digital II review: Ricoh GR Digital II

 

Ricoh GR Digital II

Solid construction; nice wide-angle lens; hot shoe.

No zoom lens; no built-in optical viewfinder; slow start-up; clunky converter lens design.

The GR Digital II is a cute compact camera that might appeal to street photographers looking to step away from a rangefinder and into digital, but it doesn't deliver the features, performance, or image quality it should given its steep price tag.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Ricoh GR Digital II

 

Physical Views The GR Digital II compared to a standard CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Please visit Ricoh's Webstie to find the dealer near you. Ricoh GR Digital II Specifications Imaging Sensor 1/1.75" primary-color CCD with 10.01 million...

Mar, 2008

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Ricoh GR II Review

 

The Ricoh GR II is a new premium compact camera that's aimed squarely at the enthusiast photographer. At the heart of the Ricoh GR II is an APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels and no anti-aliasing filter, and a...

It's hard to get excited about a new camera that principally only adds wi-fi and NFC connectivity to its predecessor. The new Ricoh GR II certainly takes the title of "Smallest Upgrade Ever", with just a handful of other minor new features to justify...

Aug, 2015

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Ricoh GR Digital II Review

 

The Ricoh GR Digital II is the second compact digital camera that we've reviewed recently which has a 28mm fixed focal length lens, putting it it direct competition with the

The GR Digital II is another excellent addition to Ricoh's now extensive line-up of compact cameras for professional photographers. The 28mm lens with fast maximum aperture of f/2.4 and very little distortion is a winning combination for landscape and...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Ricoh GR II Review

 

Shooting with a wide prime helps you see new shots; Good performance and fast autofocus; Excellent sharp, bright lens; Very customizable; In-camera Wi-Fi works with more than just Android and iOS; Supports Pentax wireless flash strobes

Fixed, wide prime lens isn't for everyone; Cramped controls; Burst capture is slower for JPEGs; Tends too warm under incandescent lighting; Wi-Fi app is poor, and web browser control has cluttered interface

The Ricoh GR II updates its predecessor with Wi-Fi that works from most any device, a deeper raw buffer and wireless flash support, but keeps everything we loved in its predecessor. Are the tweaks enough to keep this large-sensored yet pocketable...

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Ricoh GR II review

 

The Ricoh GR II is a compact aimed at enthusiasts with a large APSC sensor and a fixed wide angle lens. Announced in June 2015, it's the successor to the original GR, adding Wifi and NFC, along with a larger buffer for RAW shooting, a faster shutter...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Simon Crisp (gizmag.com)

Ricoh GR II adds Wi-Fi to the cult street shooter

 

The last time Ricoh updated its GR-series of fixed focal length compact cameras, it made big improvements to the cult street shooter including the use of a large DSLR-like APS-C sensor and a slightly bigger body. The firm obviously thinks it got...

The Ricoh GR II will be available in July, priced at US$800.

Jun, 2015

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