If you’re familiar with the original GR, you’ll notice that the design, features, and specs of the GR II are largely identical. Inside the camera is the same 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor with a max ISO of 25600, and on the front of the camera is the same 28mm (35mm equiv.) f/2.8 lens.
What’s new about the GR II is the addition of Wi-Fi and NFC for wireless connectivity. The camera can be paired with a new GR Remote web-based app that lets photographers control camera settings, view photos, and transfer files using a web browser. The camera is also compatible with the Image Sync app for Pentax cameras, which lets you browse and transfer photos using a smartphone.
Other features of the GR II include the lack of an optical low-pass filter for sharper images, a high speed AF system that focuses in 0.2 seconds, a 1-second startup and shut down time, wireless flash control, a 3-inch 1.23-million-dot LCD screen, Full HD video recording at 30fps, 4fps continuous shooting, and 17 effect modes.
The Ricoh GR II will be available starting in July 2015 for $800.