Readers of this blog know how much I like Ricoh compact cameras. I have both GR and GRII cameras which I have reviewed on this blog (part II of my GRII review is coming soon). When Ricoh introduced the GRII it was supposed to launch at $799, then it was changed to $699 (alas non in Europe when the price stayed at €799). Now the camera price dropped again . Amazon.com has it at only $559 (here). At the same time the first GR is available for 50$ less (here).While both are great cameras this makes it a no brainer for someone who is thinking of getting the GR model
The larger buffer of the GRII makes it worth the $50 difference even if you do not need the wifi. Not to mention some extra filters and a few other small goodies. In my case, I have already verified this by being able to capture the “right moment” thanks to the larger buffer.
I would really encourage any fellow traveler who is serious about its photography to buy the GRII as it is really the best carry everywhere camera if you do not need a zoom and an electronic viewfinder.
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