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Rumor Rumblings Point to New Ricoh GR Camera Coming Soon!

By Anthony Thurston on May 20th 2015

It seems that Ricoh could have a new GR camera in the works, and according to the latest rumor rumblings, it could drop anytime within the next 30 to 60 days.


The Ricoh GR II, as it is rumored to be called, is the long-rumored replacement for the current Ricoh GR. Sadly, for those who were hoping for a move to a full frame sensor, the camera is currently rumored to have an updated sensor, but still APS-C.

The new camera is also said to have a completely redesigned lens, with better focusing as a top priority. Other updates include a touch-screen, WiFi connectivity, and a new grip design.

As you can see, it’s still pretty vague at this point. But it sounds like some nice improvements and changes are coming to the GR line in the upcoming GR II. It has some stiff competition in the high-end compact market, but if the improvements are sufficient, I see no reason why the Ricoh GR II couldn’t be popular.

The current Ricoh GR is still available over at B&H for just $599. Head on over if you are interested.

So, Ricoh GR fans, what would you like to see in the upcoming GR II? Leave a comment below and let us know what makes your list!

[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. Yankel Adler

    RX300 what is that?

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  2. Walid Isar

    Could you do a comparison with Sony RX300 when the new Ricoh is out?

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  3. Mathieu F

    Ricoh GR is an amazing street camera, the level of refinement and customizability is the highest I’ve had.
    What’s likely to come:
    – Sony 24Mp sensor seen in the D5200
    – Touch screen
    – Wifi

    What would have been nice but is not likely to come:
    – weather sealing
    – accessory evf
    – orientable pop-up flash
    – Pentax compatible hot-shoe

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  4. Steve Madden

    I’ve always wanted one of these. Hopefully a price drop could be coming too!

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