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Ricoh GR II
The Story Behind
To make a long story short ...

my Fuji X100s - as brillant as is - is simply too large to carry it around in the pocket
my old - and kaputt - Panasonic TZ5 is no longer working with its "black" display
inspired - or better infected - by Dan James and his wonderful images with and stories about Ricoh's GR series

Technical Data
Manufacturer Ricoh
Built 2015 ff.
Sensor

16.2 MP APS-C CMOS (23.7 x 15.7 mm) without low-pass filter

ISO Range

100 - 25,600

Aspect Ratio

3:2, 4:3, 1:1

Shake Reduction No
Exposure Modes

P, Av, Tv, TAv, Manual, Scene modes, 3 user modes

Exposure Compensation +/- 4 EV
Light Meter

Multi-segment, center weight, spot

Shutter

Mechanical and electronic

Shutter Speeds

300 s - 1/4000 s, bulb, time

Shutter Lag

0.2 s to autofocus

Drive Modes

4 fps up to 999 images (JPG fine)
4 fps up to 4 frames (RAW)

Lens

18.3 mm (28 mm eqv.), F2.8 - F16

Optics

7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
9 diaphragm blades

Auto Focus

Contrast detect AF, single shot and continuous.
Working range 1.5 EV - 17.5 EV (without AF assist lamp activated).
Face detection (op to 10 faces), multi, spot, pinpoint, subject tracking.
AF assist light

Manual Focus

Yes, plus infinity and snap

Closest Focus Distance

30 cm, 10 cm in macro mode

Viewfindert

No built-in viewfinder.
28mm (eqv.) and 21/28mm (eqv.) optical viewfinders available as accessories.

Live View Yes
White Balance

Auto, various presets, manual. WB fine adjustment, WB bracketing

Digital Filters

Still photo: Eight. Movie: Five

In Camera Picture Editing

Yes, including in-camera RAW development and color moire removal

Flash

Built-in, 20 cm - 3 m, flash compensation +/-2 EV
Hot shoe for external flash, synch speed 1/400 s

Movie Full HD (1920 x 1080) (30, 25 and 24 fps)
HD (1280 x 720) (60, 50, 30, 25 and 24 fps)
VGA 640 x 480 (30, 25 and 24 fps)
Shake Reduction No
Sound Mono
LCD Monitor 3 inch, 1.23 million dots
Storage Media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (X2 Series). 54 MB built-in memory
File Format JPG and RAW (DNG), RAW+JPG
Connectivity USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV/USB out, HDMI (Micro, Type D)
Battery DB-65 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Life 290 shots, 45 min video
Special Features ND filter, electronic level (two axis), date imprint, interval shooting
Size (W x H x D) 117 x 61 x 34.7 mm (4.6 x 2.4 x 1.37 in)
Weight 245 g (8.6 oz)
Connectivity Wi-Fi, NFC
Accessories Two optical viewfinders (28mm and 21/28 mm), AC adapter AC-5C, 21mm (eqv.) wide angle lens converter, lens hood, case, cable release CA2, TTL flash GF-1
Notes 1 s startup time, 35 mm (eqv.) crop mode. 12 bit color depth in RAW, 8 bit in JPG. Body constructed of magnesium alloy.
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