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Gear Rumors

First Image Leaks Of New Ricoh GR II?

By Anthony Thurston on June 5th 2015

In the world of image leaks of rumored or upcoming products, it is usually a pretty big hit or miss in the legitimacy department. But sometimes, like is the case today, you get a leak that appears to be legitimate, but feels so wrong.


The image you see above is supposedly the new/upcoming Ricoh GR II, and as you can see, it appears to be identical to the GR – with only a minor change to the hot shoe area. Same lens, same overall design, you wouldn’t be alone to take a look at this image and think you were looking at an original GR.

That is what makes this ‘leak’ so interesting. New/updated cameras generally don’t look  the same to the camera they are replacing. I mean, this one does not even say GR II on it.


But when you consider the source, digicame-info, you can’t help but be pretty sure this leak is legitimate. Digicame is regularly one of the first websites to have specs and images of upcoming camera/lens releases, and they are rarely wrong. So this pretty much assures that this is, in fact, the GR II.

What are your thoughts on this? Should Ricoh have updated the design or even the lens more than they did? Share your thoughts in a comment below!

[via Photo Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Scott Pacaldo

    Ricoh GR is sooo underestimated. I think they don’t do much marketing for it. I’d pick the GR over an x100 class any other day for its pocketability. That right there, imho, is the king of the compacts(compacts, not smartphone,diff story). APS-C in a small body, a street photographer’s dream.
    Three huge let downs of the Ricoh GR is that, 1.) no Wifi 2.) no external battery charger, you basically charge it like a phone which I think is not good for long-term, and 3.) OVF is freaking expensive.

    Hoping the II has huge improvements.
    Craving for the GR, but still can’t afford it haha

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    • Orion Hunter

      Don’t know where you got the idea that the GR doesn’t have a battery charger. Mine does. My GRDIII does too.

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  2. adam sanford

    Fixed lens + APS-C is a seriously crowd.

    How did the last version do vs. Nikon Coolpix A or the Fuji X100 models?

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    • adam sanford

      Typo: I meant “seriously niche crowd”.

      (seriously, SLRL Overlords, it’s 2015, let’s be able to edit our posts!)

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    • Steve Madden

      Also being able to reply to replies would be good too!

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    • Orion Hunter

      The GR in its various incarnations was always intended as a niche product.

      But the niche was large enough that the first batch of the latest GR was sold out on pre-orders alone, and it was consistently backordered for months after its release.

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  3. Aidan Morgan

    Clearly Ricoh has taken the “If it ain’t broke” approach to their camera design. I’m curious about the specs, though.

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