Ricoh Unveils New 16 MP GR II Featuring WiFi and NFC


Ricoh Imaging has added a new compact digital camera, GR II, to its GR-series. The camera features a 16.2MP APS-C-size CMOS image sensor and a 28mm f/2.8 lens. The company has added build-in WiFi and NFC functions in the new camera.

In addition to the WiFi and NFC, the company has also announced GR Remote, a web-based application which allows users to control camera settings virtually via any browser, as well as view and share images wirelessly.

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II

The GR II has some Pentax flash units. With an optimised lens drive mechanism in the camera, the autofocus system can focus in 0.2 second. It can capture images at ISO settings up to 25,600. Other key features of GR II include an increased shutterspeed of 1/2500 second at maximum aperture of f/16, a buffer depth to 10 frames for Raw shooting at 4fps, and flash X sync speed of 1/2000 second.

“With the introduction of the GR II, we are taking the premium compact camera to a new level, offering the key features desired by photo enthusiasts: high resolution, a wide angle lens, quick shoot time and portability,” said Jim Malcolm, President of Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation.

Measuring 117 x 83 x 35mm, the camera weighs 251 grams.

Priced at USD 799.95 (approx. Rs. 51,050) will be available from mid-July 2015. Pricing and availability in India are yet to be announced by the company.

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