Ricoh GR II PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Ricoh GR II? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Ricoh makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the GR II offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Ricoh GR II below.
In any case, the GR II is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on June 17th, 2015, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2659 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Ricoh GR III as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Ricoh's operating manual for the GR II
The camera's operating manual is 184 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the GR II is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Ricoh's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Ricoh GR II manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Ricoh GR II
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your GR II by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Ricoh GR II is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Ricoh GR II FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the GR II.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the GR II?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Ricoh equipped the GR II with the GR Engine V image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the GR II?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600.
Can the camera be equipped with an optional viewfinder?
Yes, Ricoh provides the GV-1 as an accessory (here on amazon) that can be mounted on the hotshoe.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Ricoh GR II has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Does the Ricoh GR II feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The GR II's flash sync speed is 1/400 sec.
Does the Ricoh GR II support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the GR II use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Ricoh GR II.
|Camera Model||Ricoh GR II|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28mm f/2.8|
|Launch Date||June 2015|
|Launch Price||USD 699|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.7 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||370 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.4 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||16.1 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 928 x 3 264 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.79 μm|
|Pixel Density||4.35 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 25 600 ISO|
|Image Processor||GR Engine V|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||80|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||23.6|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||13.7|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||1078|
|Viewfinder Type||Viewfinder optional|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1230k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||4 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||DB65 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||320 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
117 x 63 x 35 mm
(4.6 x 2.5 x 1.4 in)
|Camera Weight||251 g (8.9 oz)|
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