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06-30-2016, 07:27 AM   #1
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With the Ricoh GR II, is it possible to take still pictures while shooting video?

I understand that I canít just do this by pressing record during movie mode. Iím wondering if I can use the custom settings or the function buttons to do this.

Iím thinking of buying a GR II. This isnít a make-or-break issue for me, but itís something Iíd like to know before buying a camera.

Obviously, itís possible to extract a still from a video, but Iím assuming that that would be a low-quality still. Iím wondering if I can take full quality pictures in the middle of shooting video.

Thank you

06-30-2016, 02:30 PM   #2

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Recent Lumix 4K cameras will do it in what they call photomode.
See here A Review of the Panasonic Lumix LX100's 4K Photo Mode
Don't miss the point of the GR. It's one of the smallest APSC sensor cameras with great ergonomics which enables you to take high quality photos one handed with a gloriously sharp 28mm (35 eq) lens. It's a really fun camera. But you wouldn't buy it for video.
07-05-2016, 11:14 AM   #3
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Thank you.

I might still buy the Ricoh, but this would be a point in favor of the RX100 or the G9 X.

I'm not buying a camera for video, but I expect to shoot video on occasion.

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