Ricoh GR Digital II Review

Review Date: April 30th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Imaging Sensor 1/1.75" primary-color CCD with 10.01 million effective pixels(total pixels: 10.3 million)
Focal length 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm camera)
F-aperture F2.4 to F11 (+F7.1 in auto mode is with ND filter)
Shooting distance Approx. 30cm from lens tip to infinity
Approx. 1.5cm from lens tip to infinity (macro)
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups (two aspherical lenses/three aspherical surfaces)
Digital Zoom Magnification Approx. 4.0X digital zoom. Approx. 5.7X auto-resize zoom (VGA images)
Focus Mode Multi AF (CCD method)/Spot AF (CCD method)/Manual focus/snap/Infinity
(focus lock and AF auxiliary light also available)
Shutter Speed *1
Still image 180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1 to 1/2000 sec.
(Max. and min.Shutter speeds change according to shooting mode and flash mode)
Movie 1/30 to 1/2000 sec.
Exposure Adjustment
metering mode
Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center-weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD Metering Method, AE lock available)
Program shift AE/Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure
Manual compensation (+2.0 to -2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps),
Auto bracket function (-0.5 EV, 0, +0.5 EV / -0.3 EV, 0, +0.3 EV)
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO/AUTO-HI/ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600
White Balance Mode Auto/Outdoors/Cloudy/Incandescent Lamp/Fluorescent Lamp/Manual Settings/Detail, White balance bracket function
Flash mode Auto (fires automatically when subject poorly lit or in backlight situations)/ Red-eye/Flash On/Flash Synchro/Flash Off
Built-in flash range Approx. 20 cm to approx. 3.0 m (ISO AUTO)
Flash compensation 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Picture Display 2.7-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels
Shooting Mode Auto Shooting Mode/Program Shift Mode/Aperture Priority Mode/Manual Exposure Mode/Scene Mode (skew correct/text/movie)/My Settings Mode
Picture Quality Mode *2 F(Fine)/ N(Normal) / RAW (DNG file format) *3
Number of Recorded Pixels
Still image 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944,2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC card, Multi media card, Internal memory (approx. 54MB)
Storage Capacity/ Time *4 (Built-in approx. 54 MB storage)
Still 3648 x 2736 (RAW: 2, F: 14, N: 24), 3648 x 2432 (RAW: 3, F: 15, N: 27),
2736 x 2736 (RAW: 3, F: 18, N: 32), 3264 x 2448 (N: 30),
2592 x 1944 (N: 47), 2048 x 1536 (N: 73), 1280 x 960 (N: 133), 640 x 480 (N: 497)
Movie*5 640 x 480 @ 30 frames/sec. (41 sec.),
640 x 480 @ 15 frames/sec.(1 min 22 sec.),
320 x 240 @ 30 frames/sec. (1 min 22 sec.),
320 x 240 @ 15 frames/sec. (2 min 40 sec.)
Recording File Formats
Still JPEG (Exif ver2.21) *6, RAW (DNG)
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format Compliant)
Other Major Shooting Function Continuous/S-Cont/M-Cont, Self-Timer (delay: approx. 10 sec./ approx. 2 sec.),Interval (shooting interval: 5 sec. to 3 hrs. in 5-sec. intervals)*7, Color Bracket,Double Tone, Color Space Set, Noise Reduction, Histogram Display, Grid Guide Display, Depth of Field Display, Enlarge Photo Icon, Electronic Level(accuracy: 0.5), Hot Shoe
Other Major Playback Function Auto Rotate, Three-frame View/Grid View, Magnifying (up to 16X), Resize
Interface USB2.0 (High-Speed USB) Mini-B cable, Mass storage *8, AV output
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL switchable
Power Source Rechargeable Battery (DB60) x 1, AC Adapter (AC-4c option), AAA Alkaline Batteries x 2, AAA Oxyride Batteries x 2, AAA Nickel-Hydrogen Batteries x 2
Battery Consumption *9 When CIPA-standard compliant DB60 used: approx. 370 pictures When AAA alkaline batteries used: approx 45 pictures*10
Dimensions 107.0 mm x 58.0 mm x 25.0 mm (W x H x D); does not include protruding parts
Weight Camera: Approx. 168 g (excluding battery/SD memory card/strap); Accessories: Approx. 30 g (battery/strap)
Operating temperature 0C to 40C
*1: Maximum and minimum shutter speeds differ by shooting mode and flash mode.
*2: Image-quality modes that can be set differ depending on the image size.
*3: Simultaneous recording of a JPEG in Fine/Normal or Normal640 mode at the same size as the RAW image. DNG is a type of RAW image file format. It is a standard file format advocated by Adobe Systems.
*4: Estimated number of shots/time that can be recorded.
*5: Up to 90 min. or 4 GB can be recorded in one shot.
*6: DCF compliant; DPOF supported.
DCF is an abbreviation for Design rule for Camera File system standardized by JEITA.
(Full compatibility between devices not guaranteed.)
*7: With Flash off.
*8: Mass storage supports Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2/Mac OS X 10.1.2 to 10.4.9.
*9: The numbers of photos that can be taken were measured using conditions compliant with the CIPA standard. Actual number of photos that can be taken will differ greatly depending on conditions of use.
*10: AAA alkaline dry-cell batteries made by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. were used
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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