Capture the Journey. Image Quality meets Connectivity.

Building upon the legacy of the award-winning GR series, the GR II offers the perfect balance between exceptional image quality and outstanding portability. It boasts a high-performance wide-angle lens and 16.2-megapixel APS-C size image sensor, delivering superb image quality with edge to edge sharpness. The GR II comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC functions for wireless connection with smartphones and tablets while offering complete remote shooting functionality. The GR II provides a total of 17 effect modes, which allow the user to apply a variety of image processing within the camera to create the desired visual expression. Enjoy intuitive design, fast operation and wireless sharing with a compact camera that rivals DSLR image quality with the GR II.

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High-quality, high-resolution image delivered by the GR 18.3mm F2.8 lens

The GR II features a compact, high-performance GR lens with a focal length of 28mm (in the 35mm format). This lens incorporates two high-precision aspherical optical elements and a high-refraction, lower-dispersion glass element to minimize distortions and chromatic aberration, while reproducing sharp, high-contrast images even at edges of the image field. Thanks to its 9 blade iris diaphragm, the lens creates a truthful sense of depth and a natural bokeh effect, while allowing the user to capture beautiful light beams at closed-down apertures. The manually adjustable ND (neutral density) filter allows you to open the aperture up, even under bright sunshine, for a wider range of creative expression.

Large image sensor and GR ENGINE V, with upgraded AWB control and high sensitivity noise compensation

Featuring a large, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels, the GR II provides a top sensitivity of ISO 25600. By reprogramming the AWB algorithm, it assures more precise white-balance control under artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights, while reducing the colour bleeding of green hues in outdoor shooting.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC functionality

The GR II comes equipped with Wi-Fi functions for wireless connection with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is also compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) functions for easy pairing with mobile devices. The GR II provides two types of applications: GR Remote for easy setting of various commands using a mobile device’s screen, just like on the camera’s LCD panel; and Image Sync for easy transfer and browsing of recorded images using a mobile device.

High-speed shooting operation to capture critical shutter chances

The GR II’s high-speed AF system captures a subject in focus in a mere 0.2 seconds,* thanks to the optimization of its lens drive mechanism and AF algorithm and the high-speed readout of image data obtained by the image sensor. Start-up time is only one second, and the GR II’s AF Continuous Shooting function captures a series of photos at a maximum speed of approximately four images per second, allowing capture of fast-moving subjects, such as athletes and wildlife, all in incredibly sharp focus. Thanks to its increased buffer memory capacity, it continuously captures as many as 10 images in a single sequence during RAW-format shooting.

* Measured in compliance to CIPA standards.

Pocket-sized body to enhance operability and portability

Even though it incorporates a host of Wi-Fi functions, the GR II comes in the same size as the GR. Its exterior housing is made of lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy. The body is designed for maximum holding comfort and operational ease, with all control buttons laid out for easy access and shooting convenience.

Six effect modes newly added to expand creative options

The GR II provides a total of 17 effect modes, which allow the user to apply a variety of image processing within the camera to create the desired visual expression. Including Clarity and Brilliance, six modes have been newly added to the selection, allowing the user to adjust some parameters to the desired level. The user can set the desired mode simply by pushing the Effect button on the camera’s side panel.

A full range of shooting functions

The GR II provides an in-camera RAW data development function. After shooting RAW-format images, the user can adjust a variety of parameters within the camera, and output them as JPEG-format image files. The GR II now offers a choice between Normal and Original modes for the peripheral brightness level setting. Also included in the GR II is the new CTE (Colour Temperature Enhancement) mode for white-balance control, making it possible to emphasize a predominant colour within the image, such as the red in sunset scenes. The GR II also features the PENTAX-original Shutter speed/Aperture Priority (TAv) exposure mode, featured only in PENTAX-brand digital SLR cameras. This innovative mode automatically sets the optimum ISO sensitivity based on the shutter speed and aperture selected by the photographer.

Wireless Flash Function

The GR II comes equipped with wireless flash functionality. By selecting wireless flash, the built-in flash can trigger external PENTAX flashes as a slave for creative portable lighting control in the studio or out on the streets.

* Compatible accessory flash units are the PENTAX AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ II, AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ.

Full HD movie recording for high-quality, extended movie clips

The GR II captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 30 frame rate) in the H-264 recording format. By teaming this function with the GR lens and the large image sensor, the GR II assures high-quality movies. During movie recording, the user can also adjust exposure compensation and use the AF button to activate the AF operation, whose speed is faster than before. Three new effect modes (Bright, Portrait and Vibrant) can also be used in movie shooting.

Other features

  • Built-in non-directional stereo microphone
  • Crop mode* to capture an image at a 35mm or 47mm angle of view (in the 35mm format)
  • Chromatic Moiré Correction function
  • Pixel Mapping function featured for the first time in a GR-Series model
  • GW-3 Wide Conversion Lens (optional accessory) expands the angle of view to 21mm ultra-wide angle
  • Digital Camera Utility 5, the latest utility software compatible with the GR II, included
* The size of recorded pixels is fixed at M for the 35mm setting, or at S for the 47mm setting.
Type APS-C CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels 16.2 megapixels
Total Pixels 16.9 megapixels
Recording Pixels Still:16M (4928×3264), (4352×3264), (3264×3264), 10M (3936×2608), (3488×2608), (2608×2608), 5M (2912×1936), (2592×1936), (1936×1936), 1M (1280×864), (1152×864), (864×864)

Movie resolution(FPS): 1920x1080p (30/25/24), 1280x720p (60/50/30/25/24), 640x480p (30/25/24)

Quality Levels Still: RAW, RAW +, L (Large), M (Medium), S (Small), XS (Xtra Small)
Movie: Fixed
Type/construction Ricoh GR lens, 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspheric elements), 9 diaphragm blades
Focal length (equiv.) 18.3mm (28mm)
Aperture f/2.8 – f/16
Filter Diameter 49mm (when using GH-3 Hood & Adapter – sold separately)
LCD 3.0″ transparent LCD, w/ protective cover
LCD resolution: approx. 1,230,000 dots
LCD frame rate: 60 FPS
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Viewfinder Yes via hotshoe mounted external optical viewfinder (GV-1, GV-2 – sold separately)
Type Built-in series control auto flash
Modes Auto, Flash ON, Slow-Sync, Manual, AUTO Red-Eye Flash, Flash ON Red-Eye, Slow-Sync Red-Eye, Wireless
Effective range Approx. 0.2m – 3m (ISO Auto)
Guide Number 5.4 (100 ISO equivalent)
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 EV (1/3 steps)
External Flash Type: Hot shoe TTL-A (TTL w/ pre-flash)
Synchronization speed: 1/400 sec.
Focusing System
Type TTL contrast detection auto focus system
Focus modes Multi AF, Spot AF, Pinpoint AF, Subject tracking AF, MF, Snap, Infinity, Face detection priority AF (in Auto shooting mode / when Portrait of Effect is set), Continuous AF, Full Press Snap
Focus point adjustment Auto, User-Selectable, Center
Focus lock Yes
AF Assist Yes
Focus range Normal : 0.3m – infinity
Macro : 0.1m – infinity
Metering System
Type TTL metering in multi, center-weighted, and spot modes with auto exposure lock
Exposure Compensation ±4 EV (1/3 steps)
Exposure Bracketing ±2 EV (3 frames, 1/2 or 1/3 steps, individual image exposure adjustable)
ISO Sensitivity AUTO, AUTO-HI (Maximum ISO / Minimum ISO selectable), Manual ISO 100 – 25600
White Balance
Modes Auto, Multi-P AUTO, Outdoors, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Daylight FL ,Neutral White FL, Cool White FL, Warm White FL, CTE, CT, Manual
Manual mode(s): Yes
WB fine adjustment: ± 8 steps B-A axis or G-M axis
WB bracketing: Yes
Type Mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism
Shutter speed 1/4000 – 300 sec., Bulb, Time
Drive Modes
Mode selection Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Interval shooting, Effect bracketing, Dynamic range bracketing, Contrast bracketing, Colour space setting, FA/Move Target, Dynamic range compensation, Multiple exposure shooting, Interval composite, Noise reduction, Histogram, Grid Guide, Depth-of-field indicator, Electronic level indicator.
Continuous FPS Approx. 4 fps (RAW or JPEG)
Capture Modes
Mode selection Auto shooting mode, Program shift mode, Aperture-Priority mode, Shutter-Priority mode, Shutter/Aperture priority mode, Manual exposure mode, Bulb mode, Time mode, Movie, My Settings Mode.
Effects modes B&W, B&W TE (Temperature Extended), High Contrast B&W, Cross Process, Positive Film, Bleach-Bypass, Retro, Miniaturize, Shift Crop, High-Key, HDR Tone,Clarity, Brilliance, Slight, Vibrant, Bright, Portrait.
Face detection AF & AE – available in Auto modes for up to 10 faces.
Top Dial Control Auto, P, Av, Tv, TAv, M, Movie, My1, My2, My3
Date stamp Yes (date, date & time)
Dynamic Range Adjustment Auto, Weak, Medium, Strong
Electronic level Yes (horizontal tilt, forward-back pitch)
Playback Modes
Mode selection Auto Rotate, Highlight Alert, Thumbnail View, Enlarged Display (up to 16×), Slideshow, Protect, Resize, Skew Correction, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim, DPOF Setting, Colour Moire Correction, RAW Development, Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie
Movie edit Clip Movie File, Save still image from movie
File Formats
Still RAW (DNG), RAW +, JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Movie (compression) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Sound: WAV (PCM), Monaural
Storage Media
Internal memory Approx. 54 MB
Removable memory SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (X2 Series, Mobi)
Ports USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV/USB out, HDMI (Micro, Type D)
Video out NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080p, 720p, 480p)
Microphone Built-in monaural
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Wireless Frequency 2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Wireless Security Authentication WPA2, Encryption: AES
NFC Standards ISO/IEC14443 Type A, ISO/IEC14443 Type B, JIS X 6319-4 (Auto selected)
NFC Frequency 13.56MHz
Power Supply
Power source Rechargeable Li-Ion battery DB-65
Recordable images Approx 320* (DB-65)
Playback time Approx 190 Min.** (DB-65)
Movie recording time 25 min. maximum time per clip
AC adapter available Yes (optional)
* Recording capacity above shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of Ricoh Imaging in-house testing.
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 117 x 62.8 x 34.7 mm (W x H x D)
Weight Without battery or removable memory: 221g
Loaded and ready: 251g
Operating temperature 0-40°C
Language Support
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,Japanese
Computer System Requirements*
WINDOWS: Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit)/ Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)/ Windows 7 (32bit/64bit) / Windows Vista (32bit/64bit)
Mac: MacOS X 10.10 / 10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7
  • Rechargeable L-Ion Battery DB-65
    Model No. 174583

  • Battery Charger BJ-6
    Model No. 171873

  • External Viewfinder GV-1
    Model No. 172798

  • Mini External Viewfinder GV-2
    Model No. 175093

  • Hood and Adapter GH-3
    Model No. 175770

  • Wide-Angle Conversion Lens GW-3 (21mm)
    Model No. 175780

  • Neck Strap GS-3
    Model No. 175810

  • Jacket GC-6
    Model No. 175800

  • Soft Case GC-5
    Model No. 175790

  • GR II Body
  • Rechargeable L-Ion battery DB-65
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Hotshoe Cover
  • Software CD-ROM