The first Ricoh GR II image has been leaked on the web, shortly after the compact camera’s name has been confirmed by an Indonesian communications agency.
Ricoh has recently registered the replacement to the GR compact camera on the website of Postel, a communications agency which approves wireless devices in Indonesia.
After some information about the device has been leaked on the web, another important leak has occurred. The first Ricoh GR II image is now circling around the web, showing that there will be few design changes when compared to its predecessor, which is reflected in the product’s specifications list.
First Ricoh GR II image leaked on the web ahead of camera’s announcement
The photo of the upcoming Ricoh GR II reveals little to no changes when set next to its forerunner. The area of the hot shoe presents the only notable difference. There is a wide bump on top of the camera and this is where the hot-shoe is placed. At this point, it is unclear why the bump has been added.
Additionally, the grip appears to have been altered a little bit. We will see if this is true when higher-resolution photos of the compact camera become available. Speaking of which, the company is expected to introduce this device sometime within the next few weeks. Until then, you can feast your eyes with the first Ricoh GR II image.
Ricoh GR II to feature built-in WiFi and a touchscreen
The specs list of the Mark II version of the GR will include a new sensor. It will still be an APS-C-sized image sensor, but it could offer improved image quality with the same number of megapixels or more megapixels than GR’s 16.2-megapixel sensor.
Its lens will offer a focal length of 18.3mm, which will provide a 35mm equivalent of about 28mm, and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. However, there are sources claiming that its internal design has been changed in order to provide enhanced focusing capabilities.
On the back of the camera, users will find a touchscreen, which is an upgrade over the GR. The last specification to be leaked consists of built-in WiFi, which comes from the fact that the compact camera has been registered at Postel.
According to the Indonesian agency, the shooter has already entered the production phase, so the announcement cannot be too far away. Meanwhile, Amazon is selling the Ricoh GR for a price around $550.