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Ricoh GR Digital II

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Overall 6
6.0

Ricoh GR Digital II

CNET
22 July 2008
  • Summary: The GR Digital II is a cute compact camera that might appeal to street photographers looking to step away from a rangefinder and into digital, but it doesn't deliver the features, performance, or image quality it should given its steep price tag.
  • Pros: Solid construction; nice wide-angle lens; hot shoe.
  • Cons: No zoom lens; no built-in optical viewfinder; slow start-up; clunky converter lens design.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
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Picture quality 8
8.0

Ricoh GR II Digital review

What Digital Camera
14 July 2008

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
28 April 2008
  • Excerpt: The 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens on the Ricoh GR Digital II is great for landscapes, interiors, architecture and 'street' photography, but hopeless for portraits, long-range sports photography and all but the tamest wildlife.
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Ricoh GR Digital II

Steve's Digicams
12 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The GR Digital II compared to a standard CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Please visit Ricoh's Webstie to find the dealer near you. Ricoh GR Digital II Specifications Imaging Sensor 1/1.75" primary-color CCD with 10.01 million effective pixels (total pixels: 10.3 million) Lens Focal length 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm camera) F-aperture F2.4 to F11 (+F7.1 in auto mode is with ND filter) Shooting distance Approx.
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Dc Resource
20 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Ahh, Ricoh, you've been missed. I haven't reviewed a Ricoh camera on this website since the year 2001. The good news is that I'll now be able to review their cameras as often I do those from other manufacturers.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Fast, 28 mm wide-angle lens, Slim, very well constructed body; good control layout, 2.7" LCD display with good viewing angle and sharpness (though see issue below), Tons of manual controls, Support for RAW (DNG) image format, Nice 2 fps continuous shooting mode (JPEGs only), Customizable buttons and spots on the mode dial, Handy "leveling" feature, Very little barrel distortion for a wide lens; redeye not a problem, V...
  • Cons: Very expensive, Images on the soft side, A bit too much noise reduction applied, especially at ISO 400 and above, Focusing is sluggish at times, especially in dim light, LCD nearly impossible to see in low light, Poorly placed flash is easy to close accidentally, Optical viewfinder a $200 extra, Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod, No Mac software included
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Overall 9
9.0

Ricoh GR Digital II

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Is this the compact camera that enthusiasts have been waiting for?
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
17 November 2008
  • Summary: Due to the high price tag, Ricoh's GR Digital II will not be for everyone, but if you're an enthusiast after a backup camera for your SLR this model makes a stylish choice.
  • Pros: Good overall pictures, almost no chromatic aberration, stylish retro design, tons of functionality
  • Cons: Expensive, no zoom, some noise issues
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
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Overall quality 10
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Ricoh GR Digital II

digicambuyer.co.uk
12 August 2008
  • Conclusion: Suited to photographers looking to bridge the gap between their first compact and their first DSLR.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
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Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
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Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 9
9.0

Ricoh GR Digital II

PhotographyBLOG
30 April 2008
  • Summary: The GR Digital II is another excellent addition to Ricoh's now extensive line-up of compact cameras for professional photographers. The 28mm lens with fast maximum aperture of f/2.4 and very little distortion is a winning combination for landscape and street photographers alike, especially as the GR Digital II continues the usual Ricoh tradition of being responsive to use, especially when shooting JPEGs.
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Ricoh GR Digital II – hands on review

Gadgetoid
25 April 2008
  • Excerpt: If you are looking for a ‘point and shoot’ digital camera, then you may want to take a look at the Ricoh GR Digital II . Compact, well built and extremely customisable, this successor to the Ricoh GR Digital has plenty to offer photography enthusiasts, but priced a little over £300 it’s perhaps slightly less appropriate for people like me who don’t know their EV’s from their ISO’s .
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