Ricoh GR Digital II Review
|Full model name:||Ricoh Caplio GR Digital II|
|Sensor size:||1/1.75 inch
(7.4mm x 5.5mm)
|Extended ISO:||80 - 1600|
|Shutter:||180 - 1/2000|
4.2 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(107 x 58 x 25 mm)
|Weight:||5.9 oz (168 g)|
|Full specs:||Ricoh GR Digital II specifications|
Ricoh GR II Intro
The Ricoh GR II is an update to the previous Caplio GR Digital model, with the most notable change being the use of a 1/1.75" CCD image sensor with ten megapixel resolution in place of the lower-res eight megapixel CCD used in the previous camera. The new sensor is coupled to a new GR ENGINE II image processing engine as well.
Ricoh GR II Features
The Ricoh GR II's fixed focal length 5.9mm lens is equivalent to 28 mm on a 35mm camera, a very useful, true wide-angle. A 4x digital zoom is provided, with up to 5.7x at 640x480 pixels. Aperture range is a reasonably fast f/2.4 to f/11. The Ricoh GR II includes a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 pixels with a high 160 degree viewing angle, but no optical viewfinder is provided. An optional add-on optical viewfinder is however offered.
Other features offered by the GR II is a relatively compact and thin magnesium alloy body, the ability to shoot in RAW mode, and a unique electronic level function that allows users to know if the camera is level. The GR II stores its images and movies on SD/SDHC cards or in 54MB of internal memory. Connectivity includes high-speed USB 2.0 and analog A/V out. The GR II's CIPA-rated battery life is 370 shots using the provided DB-60 lithium-ion battery pack.
Ricoh GR II Pricing and AvailabilityThe Ricoh GR II digital camera ships from December 2007 in European markets, with United Kingdom pricing set at £400 inclusive of value-added tax. The Ricoh GR Digital II is available at select retailers in the the US for about $700.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.