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Ricoh GR III Digital Camera

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Ricoh GR III Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • GR Engine 6
  • 28mm f/2.8 Lens (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • 3-Axis Shake Reduction System
The long-awaited installment in the popular series of fast, compact cameras, the Ricoh GR III continues the legacy of being a pocketable powerhouse, offering impressive image quality, fast response, and immense portability. Featuring a redeveloped imaging feature-set, the GR III incorporates a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and GR Engine 6 to realize smooth tonality, rich color and high sensitivity from ISO 100-102400, along with the ability to produce high-resolution 14-bit DNG stills or Full HD video. Complementing the sensor design is an 18.3mm, f/2.8 prime lens, which has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28mm. Additionally, a first for GR, a 3-axis Shake Reduction System compensates for the effects of camera shake to help render sharper handheld shots when working with slower shutter speeds.
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Ricoh GR III Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and GR Engine 6
  • 3Prime Wide-Angle Lens
  • 4Shake Reduction System
  • 5Body Design

The long-awaited installment in the popular series of fast, compact cameras, the Ricoh GR III continues the legacy of being a pocketable powerhouse, offering impressive image quality, fast response, and immense portability. Featuring a redeveloped imaging feature-set, the GR III incorporates a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and GR Engine 6 to realize smooth tonality, rich color and high sensitivity from ISO 100-102400, along with the ability to produce high-resolution 14-bit DNG stills or Full HD video. Complementing the sensor design is an 18.3mm, f/2.8 prime lens, which has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28mm. Additionally, a first for GR, a 3-axis Shake Reduction System compensates for the effects of camera shake to help render sharper handheld shots when working with slower shutter speeds.

Physically, the GR III looks familiarly compact, but incorporates a redesigned control scheme to promote a larger, more comfortable grip while maintaining easy access to physical controls. A 3.0" 1.037m-dot LCD is used for image composition, playback, and menu navigation, and its touchscreen design offers intuitive control along with Touch AF capabilities. Additionally, built-in Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi can be used to pair with a mobile device for quick, wireless transferring of files to your smartphone or tablet.

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and GR Engine 6
Featuring an updated design, a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor pairs with a new GR Engine 6 to produce high-resolution 14-bit DNG or JPEG stills with impressive tonality, natural color rendering, and high sensitivity from ISO 100-102400. In addition to full-resolution, wide-angle images, a pair of useful crop modes—35mm at 15MP and 50mm at 7MP—let you simulate the look of working with longer focal lengths.

In addition to stills shooting, the GR III is also capable of recording Full HD 1080 video at 60p, 30p, and 24p frame rates.
Prime Wide-Angle Lens
A fixed prime 18.3mm lens offers a comfortable 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens, which is complemented by a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. The optical construction incorporates six elements in four groups, including two aspherical elements that help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering. Two focusing modes also suit working with general subjects, from 3.9" to infinity, while a dedicated macro setting benefits working with close-up subjects within a 2.4-4.7" range. An internal two stop-effective (ND 0.6) filter is also available for either slowing the shutter speed or permitting working with a wider aperture setting, and the lens has a nine-blade diaphragm to contribute to a smooth bokeh quality. Additionally, the redeveloped lens design also results in greater contrast and measures 1.5mm thinner than previous GR/GR II digital cameras.
Shake Reduction System
Featured for the first time in a GR camera, a 3-axis Shake Reduction System helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake in order to promote sharper handheld shooting at slower shutter speeds. The Shake Reduction System has been optimized for use with the built-in 28mm-equivalent lens, which renders it smaller and more effective. Additionally, the SR unit also offers moiré reduction and dust removal capabilities.
Body Design
  • The hallmark feature of the GR-series has been its compact, pocketable size while still retaining a large image sensor and bright prime lens.
  • Integrated 3.0" 1.037m-dot LCD features a capacitive touchscreen design for intuitive, familiar operation during shooting, playback, and menu navigation.
  • The rear layout of the camera has been completely redesigned and prioritizes a larger, more comfortable thumb grip along with easily accessible physical dials. Additionally, the ADJ lever, FN button, and Touch AF operations can be programmed to handle specific assignable functions for more personalized control.
  • Start-up time has been reduced to 0.8 sec and Hybrid AF performance has been quickened for more seamless operation.
  • Integrated Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi afford wireless connectivity between the camera and a paired mobile device, and allows you to embed location info within your files as well as transfer files to your mobile device, even when the camera is turned off.
  • Included DB-110 rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers approximately 200 shots per charge.
  • USB Type-C port allows you to transfer files or recharge the battery in-camera.
UPC: 027075300187

Ricoh GR III Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
APS-C CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 3-Axis
Focal Length
18.3mm (35mm Equivalent: 28mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 102,400 in Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Battery Type
1x DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1350 mAh (Approx. 200 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.3 x 2.4 x 1.3" / 109.4 x 61.9 x 33.2 mm
Weight
9.07 oz / 257 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
APS-C CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 3-Axis
Lens
Focal Length
18.3mm (35mm Equivalent: 28mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Focus Range
Normal
3.94" to Infinity / 10 cm to Infinity
Macro
2.36" to 4.72" / 6 cm to 12 cm
Optical Design
6 Elements in 4 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
0.17 to 20 Minutes in Time Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 102,400 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2
Image File Format
DNG, JPEG
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 25 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory
2 GB
Video I/O
No
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Mobile App Compatible
Yes
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,037,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
General
Battery Type
1x DB-110 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1350 mAh (Approx. 200 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.3 x 2.4 x 1.3" / 109.4 x 61.9 x 33.2 mm
Weight
9.07 oz / 257 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7 x 5.55 x 3.95"

Ricoh GR III Reviews

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Does the image stabilization work in video mode?

Does the image stabilization work in video mode?
Asked by: David
It does not matter actually because the video focus gets lost unexpectedly and frequently. and bad video quality. In other words, the video option is not usable.
Answered by: Yijun
Date published: 2020-08-26

Please advise as to flash options?

Please advise as to flash options?
Asked by: Bruce
The following options will work the GRIII; https://bhpho.to/35yUqgL
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13

Will the GR III fit the Ricoh GC-4A soft case ...

Will the GR III fit the Ricoh GC-4A soft case made for the GR-IV? Both cameras are the same size, Case is still available on B&H.
Asked by: Kenneth
Tried with my GC-4A. Fits, but tripod socket is off center and doesn't screw in. The camera doesn't sit flat in the case. Can't say it's "compatible" unless you get rid of the socket.
Answered by: Yue
Date published: 2019-03-23

Is the touchscreen glass or plastic?

Is the touchscreen glass or plastic?
Asked by: Jesper
It is Glass
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-19

Where is it made?

Where is it made?
Asked by: David
According to the information in our system, the camera is manufactured in Vietnam. Please be aware this can change by the manufacturer over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-04-09

Anyone else having tremendous trouble opening the ...

Anyone else having tremendous trouble opening the cover to the USB port? Is there a trick to it that I’m missing? The connection ports cover on my original GR(I) flips open effortlessly. This one is practically unopenable.
Asked by: David
Yes these are a bit tougher to open but does help to ensure that water and weather don't effect the camera. The USB port tends to be where liquid can cause shorts or issues, so this helps to prevent accidentally opening it when in inclement weather.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21

Has anyone successfully connect the GR3 to their ...

Has anyone successfully connect the GR3 to their iPhone via BlueTooth?
Asked by: Stone
We find no issues regarding the Ricoh app not working with and iPhone.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2020-08-21

can you disable image stabilization ? can you ...

can you disable image stabilization ? can you disable the touch screen?
Asked by: shane
Yes. All of the above.
Answered by: Leonard
Date published: 2021-04-09
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