Ricoh GR II Firmware v3.00 Released

Feature-enhancing update

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jul 14, 2016
Ricoh GR II Firmware v3.00 Released

Ricoh Imaging has just released firmware version 3.00 for the Ricoh GR II.  This feature-enhancing update adds a host of new options, including the ability to fully customize the flash button just like the Fn1/Fn2 buttons.  In addition, Ricoh has added a new electronic level design as well as the option to display exposure information and image magnification in a more convenient way.

All in all, this update takes things to the next level for the GR II— a camera already known for its extensive suite of customization settings.  The new features are described in detail in the addendum to the user manual (PDF).

Since all Pentax/Ricoh firmware updates are cumulative, version 3.00 also includes the new features added in version 2.00, and all bug fixes released to date.

New in Firmware v3.00

Download the firmware update from the Japanese Pentax firmware update site.

  • Manual focus can be done by using the +/- button as well as the up-down dial.
  • [Flash Button Setting] is added. [Flash] or any one of functions which can be registered to the Fn1, Fn2, and effect buttons can also be assigned to the flash button.
  • [MF Assist Display] is added. There are two options:[On] or [Off].
  • [Level Display] is added. The design of the level indicator can be changed.
  • [Exposure Information Display] is added. There are two options: [Always] or [Half Press].
  • Improved stability for general performance.
  • Contents of all prior versions will be also updated.

Ricoh GR Firmware Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file
  2. Unzip the zip file to a folder of your choosing
  3. Locate the extracted .frm file and copy it to the root (top level i.e. outside of any folder) of a formatted SD card
  4. Insert the card into your camera and ensure the battery is fully charged
  5. Turn the camera on and go to the setup tab in the menu; select the "firmware" option
  6. Select "Yes" at the firmware upgrade prompt
  7. Once the screen displays "Firmware update complete", turn off your camera
  8. Power your camera back on and resume normal use
  9. In order to verify that the firmware update was successful, go back to the firmware option in the setup menu. The screen should indicate the latest version. You can now resume normal camera use.

Need help?  Visit our Ricoh GR forum.

The Ricoh GR and GR II are among the world's smallest compact cameras with an APS-C sensor.  To learn more about the GR series, read our in-depth Ricoh GR review.  The GR II currently retails for $696 in the US.

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