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Ricoh GR Digital II, Elegant Point & Shoot 10mp Digital Camera, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.7" LCD

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  • 1/1.75-inch CCD with 10.01 million effective pixels
  • Newly developed GR ENGINE II image processing engine to keep the excellent resolution, tone characteristics, and color saturation of the GR DIGITAL
  • An electronic level function that allows users to know if the camera is level while looking at the LCD monitor
  • Square format photography enabled. A 1:1 aspect ratio (vertical/horizontal ratio) image size that allows for easy photography
  • A variety of monochromatic expressions possible with black-and-white (TE = Toning effect) settings.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Ricoh
  • Model: GR Digital II
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 10.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 2.4 x
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • ASIN: B001022HWG
  • Item model number: GR Digital II
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,682 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

New GR DIGITAL II. This compact digital camera succeeds the high image quality GR DIGITAL released inOctober 2005. The multi-award winning GR DIGITAL was launched as the successor to the GR Series of 35mm compact film cameras (first released in 1996) popular for their superb image quality. Its depictive performance that satisfied even professional photographers was condensedinto a compact 25-mm thin magnesium alloy body has been highly accepted by a wide range of users including high-end amateur and professional photographers in the two years since its release. The new GR DIGITAL II retains the concept of the GR DIGITAL that is the idea of being a high image quality compact camera that achieves excellent resolving power from edge to edge, low noise, and low color aberration. It tops that off with, expressive power, operability, and expandability for even higher image quality. The GR DIGITAL II is equipped with the newly developed GR ENGINE II image processing engine to keep the excellent resolution, tone characteristics, and color saturation of the GR DIGITAL, while achieving dramatic reduction in noise. With the addition of an acceleration sensor, the GR DIGITAL II could be equipped with an electronic level function that allows usersto know if the camera is level while looking at the LCD monitor. Adjusting levelness when taking pictures of buildings or scenery takes further advantage of the characteristics of GR LENS with its small distort

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Levent on January 29, 2008
I've been using the Ricoh GR II for a little over two weeks now and I must say that it is an excellent camera. For me the primary thing that I needed was a pocket camera with a fast wide-angle lens, easy to use manual controls (shutter speed, ISO, f-Stop, etc.) that can shoot in low light and in the RAW format.

The Canon G9 was way too big and bulky and although it had a nice ISO dial on the top of the camera, I didn't like the fact that I had to cycle between the f-Stop and Shutter speed on the menu to change the settings.

The Leica D-Lux 3 (also sold under the Panasonic name as the LX-2) was about the same size as the Ricoh. It is an excellent camera, but I really did not like the joystick system for the manual settings and it lacked a hot shoe, an optical viewfinder and you could not attach a filter to the lens.

The Ricoh has an excellent 28mm wide angle lens with very little distortion. This lens does NOT zoom, but for my uses this is unnecessary. Although, I do have the option of attaching a converters that can make the lens into a 21mm or a 40mm. With the addition of a ($50) lens hood adaptor I could add a circular polarizer filter. The processing engine in the Ricoh camera along with the fast f 2.4 lens allows for excellent photos in low light and at high ISO levels. The camera takes about four seconds to record a RAW file to the SD card. But because of a memory buffer, you can instantly take a second RAW photo as the first photo is still being written to the SD card. The Ricoh has a hot shoe, which allows you to mount an flash unit or some excellent optical viewfinders above the lens. And finally, for me the best part of the Ricoh is the little control wheel in the front and the control lever in the back of the camera.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Coronet Blue VINE VOICE on December 19, 2007
This is a very nice camera, with a ton of little tweaks that show Ricoh has again listened to users. But the image quality is virtually identical to the previous model so it's hard to justify the price.

The camera is beautifully made and in this respect, essentially identical to the GR-1 film cameras. The flash on mine isn't loose although it is a manual pop-up which is a mixed blessing, in my opinion.

As with the original GRD, the lens is quite good. There are cheaper cameras with zoom lenses that are sharper in the center but if they go down to a 28mm equivalent, the corners are awful, whereas the performance on this Ricoh stays good, right to the corners. Most point and shoots solve the poor quality/wide angle problem by not going there, which is probably just as well. Consumers, by and large, don't know the difference, as they think they will need a telephoto to shoot a charging Rhino vs. needing a wide angle to photograph a birthday party in a small room.

How's the image quality? Identical to the original GR-Digital but with one advantage: the newer camera writes RAW files with reasonable speed and since RAW does give a bit of extra detail, you could say the GRD II is better in that it makes it practical to shoot RAW. No, the GR Digital II does not give the quality of the GR-1, but the GR-1 is a film camera. An iPod doesn't sound as good as a McIntosh stereo system but we're in the digital world now. Three things matter: (1) convenience, (2) convenience and (3) convenience. Things like lenses optimized for a specific focal length, and tripods are so yesterday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hbthemik on November 17, 2009
I've done a lot of research before buying my 1st Ricoh. Since I used to use DSLR and film SLR(still use it), and decided to come back to the p&s world, I knew what a high-end p&s could offer and could not. You will get plenty of info. on the technical side of the camera, so I'll skip it here.

I started my search from Panny LX3.. and ended up debating whether to choose GRD ii or GX200.. I wanted the versatility of a zoom lens, but the attraction of prime lens was quite big.. since this was going to be my only digital camera, I hesitated a little. In the end, I chose GRD ii for few reasons.

1. better, simpler, more classical looking.
2. better quality of a prime lens (faster, less distortion, etc.)
3. slightly smaller although it's not much
4. the fact that it is less popular than gx200 yet more passionate users.

These are somewhat biased, subjected reasons but oh well whatever makes me happy, right?

So, after owning and using it for about a month now, I love it.
If you're reading this, trying to figure between a zoom and a prime, don't let its prime lens stop you.
It's what makes GRD a GRD, and it's been on since the era of analog GR1 series, because it WORKS!

On the other hand, I love GRD so much, I'm thinking about getting GX200 as well.. :)
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