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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. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and image quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the memory and image stabilizer. There are some mixed reviews about 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. People really like the sensor and size. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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.

Nov, 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. People really like the lens and image quality. The usability and performance also get good views, but there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and image stabilizer. Reviews 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.

Nov, 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.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Ricoh GR Digital II

 

Is this the compact camera that enthusiasts have been waiting for?

The Ricoh GR Digital II is a unique and ambitious camera. Despite its lack of a zoom lens it offers a level of versatility higher than almost any other pocket-sized compact camera on the market. Handling, performance and build quality are all of a very...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Ricoh GR II review

 

Ricoh's GR film compact drew a cult following among enthusiasts and pros

Great pictures ; Quick and easy to use ; Good feature set

Restrictive lens

The Ricoh GR Digital II is a specialised tool for use alongside your other camera(s). It doesn’t do much, but what it does, it does exceptionally well – architectural interiors and exteriors, landscapes and ‘street’ photography are where this camera...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

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 (which.co.uk)

Ricoh GR II review

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An update to the original model, the Ricoh GR II includes a number of new features. It's fast to power on and take a shot, and still-image quality is respectable, but has this latest model done enough to supersede the GR and remain competitive against...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Ricoh GR II Camera

 

Almost a bridge unit, just larger than most small point and shoot offerings, certainly a little heavier, however smaller than all DSLR units, this camera has a surprise that I have only seen recently in one other camera it has a fixed focus lens.

My routine is unpack the unit, insert the battery and an SD card and switch on assuming the battery has power I take a few test shots and this was when I discovered there was no zoom available. I check on the lettering on the front of the lens...

Oct, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Ricoh GR II Review

 

Read our full review of the new Ricoh GR II, the World's smallest compact camera with a large APS-C CMOS sensor.

Smallest camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor ; High quality f/2.8 28mm equivalent lens ; Pocketable with a compact metal body ; Excellent noise performance ; Quick performance ; DNG raw files ; Improved battery life ; Wi-Fi / NFC built in

Does not feature a standardised MicroUSB cable for charging ; Some moire visible in images and video ; Auto white balance settings leave a strong colour cast ; No panoramic mode

The Ricoh GR II may seem like a subtle update to the previous camera, however, the camera offers built in Wi-Fi and NFC, bringing the camera more up to date. Improvements have been made in continuous shooting and the camera feels very rapid in use. The...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

Introducing the RICOH GR II

 

A high-end digital compact camera equipped with a large image sensor - and the first GR-series model with Wi-Fi and NFC functions to support social media sharing from your smartphone.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Ricoh GR Digital II

 

The first thing that strikes you about the Ricoh GR Digital II is that it looks like no other compact currently on the market

Suited to photographers looking to bridge the gap between their first compact and their first DSLR.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Ricoh GR II Digital review

 

Ricoh's GR Digital gets a boost

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (thinkcamera.com)

Ricoh GR DIGITAL II: Review

 

Ricoh's pro-grade GR compact gets a makeover...

Auto leveller ; Fully manual ; Discreet use ; 28mm single focus prime lens provides optimum image quality ; User controlled flash pop-up

Unstable software causes crashes ; Noisy at high ISO ; Expensive ; 28 mm single focus prime lens may be limiting for many users ; Add on lens converters physically interrupt the flash due to physical size

Such a lens spells wonderfully crisp reproduction, with very little barrel distortion for such a wide focal length. At present, there are two optional lens accessories (both sold separately) - the 21mm wide and 40mm tele conversion lenses set the stage...

Mar, 2008

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