LCD and Viewfinder
Ricoh GR II has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
GR II has a built-in Optical (optional) viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Ricoh GR II can shoot continuously at max speed of 4.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
GR II has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Ricoh GR II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Ricoh GR II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Ricoh GR II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Ricoh GR II will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
GR II has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Ricoh GR II doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm XF10 or Fujifilm X70 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Ricoh GR II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, GR II can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GR II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect GR II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Ricoh GR II is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 320 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 305 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Ricoh GR II vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Ricoh GR II Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Ricoh GR II is $496.95