Love the Ricoh GR II? Meet the Special Edition

February 15, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Most of us celebrate 80th birthday parties with cake and loved ones. Ricoh is celebrating their 80th anniversary by releasing a limited edition of their GR II advanced compact camera.

Besides the silver body color, there were be a few subtle differences compared to the original GR II. The shutter release button and the ring cap have been finished in silver identical to that of the camera body. The lens descriptions are engraved on the front ring using a diamond-cutting process and the GR logo’s color on the camera’s front panel has been changed to white. 

The camera will also include a custom leather carrying case.

Ricoh hasn’t disclosed pricing and availability just yet. However, only 3,200 units will be sold worldwide–and like an octogenarian’s remaining years, these models should go quickly.

The GR II boasts a 16-megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor and a 28mm, f/2.8 fixed lens.