Ricoh Intros GR II Premium Compact Camera

June 18, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

 Ricoh has rolled out a next-generation model of its GR premium compact camera, the GR II.

Boasting a 16.2-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, the GR II has a 28mm (35mm equivalent) fixed lens with an aperture of f/2.8 and a manually-adjustable ND filter.

It features Wi-Fi and NFC and a new web-based remote app that lets users view a live feed from the camera, adjust settings and share images wirelessly.

Ricoh has also reprogrammed the automatic white balance algorithm to deliver more precise control under artificial lighting.

Additional features include:

* native ISO range of 100-25,600

* in-camera RAW processing

* 0.2 second AF 

* 4 fps burst mode to 10 RAW frames

* 1920x1080p30 video recording with the ability to adjust exposure and activate AF during filming

* 17 effects modes

* magnesium alloy construction 

* 3-inch display

The GR II ships in July for $800.