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The Ricoh GR II is Basically a GR with Wi-Fi and NFC



Ricoh today announced the GR II, a followup to the GR that doesn’t add much in the way of improvements besides wireless connectivity.


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.