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Ricoh GR II Silver Edition Camera Package Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of Ricoh Company, Ltd.: To Be Marketed in a Limited Quantity Worldwide

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

Ricoh is celebrating their 80th anniversary.

Established in 1936, Ricoh Company, Ltd. is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global presence. With over 108,000 employees worldwide, we specialise in the office and production printing markets. We work with organisations around the world to modernise work environments and optimise document efficiency. We also develop imaging devices, industrial products and network systems solutions. Our history of innovation started with a spark of inspiration….

The company started its camera business in 1937 and in 1950 it created Japan’s first mass production structure for cameras, driving their popularity among consumers….

With a twin focus on environmental and corporate social responsibility, in 2002, we were the second Japanese company to participate in the Global Compact of the United Nations. In 2003, our efforts earned us the World Environment Center Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, making us the first enterprise from Asia to receive such an honor.

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This is an update to the previous blog, RICOH: New GR II Compact Camera: High-resolution Wide-angle Lens 18.3mm F2.8, High Speed Autofocus, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, GR Remote to Control Camera Settings via Any Browser, More Creative Effects.

Ricoh just announced the silver-color edition of the GR II premium digital compact camera (launched in July 2015) and an exclusively designed camera case to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the foundation of Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

  • It will be marketed in a limited quantity of 3,200 units worldwide.
Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

  • The camera body has a stylish, high-grade, silver-color leather-tone finish.  Its exterior coating features an elegant, grained texture created by spraying droplets of a coating material onto the camera body.
Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

The package has distinctive features creating a sense of exclusivity different from the standard GR II model:

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition

  • the shutter release button and the ring cap have been finished in silver identical to that of the camera body;
  • the lens description are engraved on the front ring using a diamond-cutting process;
  • the GR logo’s color on the camera’s front panel has been changed to white;
  • the product box has been specially designed for this package; and
  • a black, genuine-leather camera case with an elegant, silky texture. Sporting a holster-type design, it features a belt loop on the back, and a top cover that opens fully for easy removal of the camera body, making it ideal for snapshot photography.
Ricoh GR II Silver Edition's black, genuine-leather camera case

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition’s black, genuine-leather camera case

When the camera’s power is turned off, the camera displays an original termination screen, which has a solid, high-grade design expressing the GR-series product concept.

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition's original termination screen

Ricoh GR II Silver Edition’s original termination screen

GR Ⅱ Silver Edition package includes:

  • GRⅡ Silver Edition (Camera body)
  • Genuine Leather Camera Case GC-8 Limited Edition
  • Other bundled items:
    • Rechargeable Battery DB-65
    • USB Power Adapter
    • USB cable
    • Software CD-ROM

The camera’s specifications are identical to those of the standard GR II model.

NEWS RELEASE

Ricoh Imaging Unveils GR II Silver Edition Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Special-edition package pairs a silver-colored GR II premium digital compact camera and leather camera case

 DENVER, Colo., February 15, 2016 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the RICOH GR II Silver Edition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Ricoh Company, Ltd. This exclusive package consists of a silver-color edition of the GR II premium digital compact camera (launched in July 2015) and an exclusively designed camera case. It will be marketed in a limited quantity of 3,200 units worldwide.

The GR II is the smallest premium digital compact camera, offering digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) image quality with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. The GR 18.3mm F2.8 lens is a compact, high-performance GR lens with a focal length of 28mm (in the 35 mm format). It also boasts a large, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels.

Features of the GR II Silver Edition include:

Stylish silver camera body: The camera body has a high-grade, silver-color leather- tone finish, featuring an elegant, grained

  • Distinctive features compared to the standard GR II: The Silver Edition’s shutter release button and the ring cap have been finished in silver identical to that of the camera Additionally, the lens descriptions are engraved on the front ring using a diamond- cutting process and the GR logo’s color on the camera’s front panel has been changed to white. Even the product box has been specially designed for this package.
  • Termination screen: When the camera’s power is turned off, the camera displays an original termination screen, which has a solid, high-grade design expressing the GR II’s product
  • Genuine leather camera case: The package includes a black, genuine-leather camera case exclusively designed for the GR II camera It provides features useful for quick- action snapshot photography, including a belt loop on the back, and a top cover that opens fully for easy removal of the camera body.

Notes:
・ The camera’s specifications are identical to those of the standard GR II model.
・ The design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. The company now known as Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation, was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.   For further information, please visit www.ricohimaging.com

Contact: Stephannie Depa

Breakaway Communications for Ricoh 415.358.2485


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