Ricoh GR II Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Ricoh GR II compact camera under different lighting conditions and scenes.

Ricoh GR II Sample Images
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The Ricoh GR II is among a long line of compact cameras that stretches back to pre-digital days. They’ve always been something of a niche offering, not going for mass-market appeal. They’ve been designed more as the kind of thing a pro photographer might keep in her bag as a small, convenient backup that still manages to take great photos. Or as a discreet street shooter, and it’s no wonder that they’ve developed something of a cult following among street photographers. They don’t have all the bells and whistles of some cameras, but they do put an emphasis on image quality and the availability of manual controls.

Like its immediate predecessor, the GR, the GR II has a 16.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and no optical low-pass filter. It has a fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens. There’s a macro button that allows you to shoot close-ups. You can also screw on an external lens to get a wider angle.

I’ve been shooting with the GR II for a while now and taken it with me to Australia, Mexico, Portugal, Myanmar (Burma), and Thailand, as well as having it on me on jaunts much closer to home.

It’s one of those cameras that’s just so easy to throw in your pocket to have with you all the time. To complement the review, here’s a collection of sample images. I’ve included a selection taken under different conditions and with different types of scenes.

Ricoh GR II

For the most part, they were shot in RAW, and generally with the aperture priority mode. They’ve been processed in Lightroom, generally with minimal editing.

I’ve included the exposure settings below each shot, and you can click on each image to open a full-resolution version.

Sample Photos Taken with a Ricoh GR II

Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₁₅ sec at ƒ/6.3 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 160 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 2000 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₆₀₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec at ƒ/6.3 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₆₀ sec at ƒ/5 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 9000 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₇₅₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₆₀₀ sec at ƒ/4 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 400 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₁₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 400 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 1100 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₂₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₆₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/7.1 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 1250 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera.
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 640 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 560 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | 2.5 sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₉₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 280 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/5.6 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₇₅₀ sec at ƒ/5 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/7.1 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 400 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 400 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 125 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Temple of San Felipe Neri "La Profesa" Mexico City, Mexico
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 1600 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₃₅₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Buddha Shrine at Myazedi Pagoda, Myinkaba Village, Myanmar (Burma)
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Huehuetéotl (God of Fire) National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 640 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/4 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 2 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Cobblestone Street in Mexico City
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 ³⁄₁₀ EV
Gold Buddha Statue in Thatbyinnyu Temple in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 1600 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Torre Latinoamericana View North over Mexico City
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ⁷⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 200 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₂₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₉₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | 120.0 sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 280 | ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec at ƒ/9.0 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 800 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 2 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Music Concert on the Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 1100 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Sacristy in Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 1600 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - DATE, 2016
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 640 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/5.6 | Exposure Bias: ‒ 1 EV
Statue Preservation at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 400 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Mexico City from Above
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Votives in the Temple of San Felipe Neri "La Profesa" Mexico City, Mexico
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/3.2 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Torre Latinoamericana from Street Level
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at ƒ/2.8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₉₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 560 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: ‒ ³⁄₁₀ EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 10000 | ¹⁄₄₀ sec at ƒ/8 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Photo taken with a Ricoh GR II compact camera
This photo was taken with a Ricoh GR II. Exposure details: ISO 25600 | ¹⁄₂₅ sec at ƒ/16 | Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Price & Availability of the Ricoh GR II

The Ricoh GR II has since been replaced with a newer model, the GR III (and you can find photos I’ve taken with the GR III separately).

But you might still be able to find some residual stock of the GR II at some retailers or on the used market.

Ricoh GR II Compact Camera
  • Battery Life(Approximately) 320 shots for Still image or 190 minutes for Playback or 45 minutes for...
  • The GR II comes equipped with Wi Fi functions for wireless connection with mobile devices such as...
JJC Aluminum Lens Cap Cover Protector for Ricoh GR IIIx GRIIIx GR III GRIII...
  • Compatibility: The lens cap is specially designed for Ricoh GR IIIx, GR III & GR II
  • Protection: The soft EVA interior protects the lens against scratches, moisture & dust
JJC LC-GR3 Metal Lens Cap for Ricoh GR III GR IIIx and GR II Camera, Ricoh...
  • JJC LC-GR3 Lens Cap is Specially designed for Ricoh GR III GR IIIx and GR II
  • Protects your Lens When not in use Perfect match to your Lens
JJC Metal Thumbs Up Grip for Ricoh GR II GRII GR2 with Hot Shoe Cover...
  • Specially designed for Ricoh GR II
  • Provides a secure hold during shooting

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5 thoughts on “Ricoh GR II Sample Images”

    • Most of them were handheld, yes. The four exceptions are the last two of the street scene at night and the two shots of Sydney Harbor at night/dusk.

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  1. Thanks! And agreed. Although fingers crossed it’ll be topped by the GR III due to be released soon.

    Love your shots from Armenia! I’ve not been there yet but hoping to get there soon.

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    • Thank you so much! You will love Armenia -it’s one the nicest places I’ve ever been. Take care and if you get the GR III please show us what it can do :) I guess I’m not ready (yet) to sacrifice the flash…

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  2. Excellent photos! I can only agree about this fantastic camera! I’ve been hesitant for a while due to the hype around but when I bought it, it was love at first sight! Nowadays, it’s my one and only camera that I use for a bunch of things: from street and travel photography to events and sports. Honestly, 99% of my travel blog photos are shot with the Ricoh (https://Letterstobarbara.com) and I can’t think of any other camera that I’d like to have. Thanks for sharing.

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