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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 (35mm 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 updated 28mm-equivalent prime lens, which features a bright f/2.8 design, to suit everyday shooting with a comfortably wide field of view. 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 updated 28mm-equivalent prime lens, which features a bright f/2.8 design, to suit everyday shooting with a comfortably wide field of view. 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

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2
Sensor TypeAPS-C CMOS
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift (3-Axis)
Lens
Focal Length18.3mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Focus RangeNormal
3.94" to Infinity / 10 cm to Infinity
Macro
2.36" to 4.72" / 6 cm to 12 cm
Optical Design6 Elements in 4 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 102400
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 Seconds
to in Bulb Mode
0.17 to 20 Minutes in Time Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording ModesMOV/H.264
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/29.97p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 25 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,037,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesFlash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory2 GB
ConnectivityUSB Type-C (USB 3.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Physical
Battery Type1 x 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
Weight9.07 oz / 257 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 5.55 x 3.95"

Ricoh GR III Reviews

Cool Camera

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

I love it.

Dust, wish I knew ..after 2 years and researching

By roman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

This is great camera I would love it if.... (and im not buying it again till this is resolved with weather seal ) had it for about 2 years had it clean the sensor once recently and from that point I had filter on to protect the lens from dust .... and again dust on sensor is back ... if you decide to get this camera get the attachment (yes I believe this is main reason for this GA-1 to be sold separately from the lens accessory) to attach filter to protect it mainly from dust sanction created by lens extraction!! I love and love and love this camera but as of now its grounded:)

smart camera

By Xu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

I had an original Ricoh griii, but the limited edition was so pretty, so I bought it. I didn't buy the griiix because I prefer the original 28mm 35mm and 50mm combination.

Small but big happiness

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

I love my Ricoh GR!

GRIII (Not X) Great camera, but...

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

So just a few words about the camera, and then a few words about why and what this camera is (for me anyway). I have a lot of cameras of all sorts, big and little, film and digital. None of them fit in my pocket, but the GRIII does. None of them provide a zero stress or impromptu ability to take pictures no matter where or what I am doing like the GRIII. Even if I am out with one of my interchangeable lens cameras, I keep this in my front pocket and sometimes I'll pull this instead of the big camera. I will however just take this camera out as a primary, or not even expecting to take pictures. Its small, its super easy. I like the images that come out and it is as close to a zero learning curve camera that I have used. I recommend it. Ok what is this camera. Well I wouldn't compare this to a DSLR or mirrorless regardless of sensor size. That's not what this camera really competes against. I almost wouldn't even compare this to the Fuji X100V or Leica Q2 (I also have them) even though they are basically the same camera type. I would say this is a camera for either experienced OR beginner photographers who want something a little better and more engaging than a cell phone. You can get great photos with cell phones and you can get great photos with the GRIII, but the GRIII has that pull like only a camera has to make you want to take a photo. Consider composition and what is in frame, what are the settings, etc... Where as a cell phone camera is just Hey let me take a snap of this. But it just isn't really engaging, the GRIII is for me. The only negative: The button that unlocks the top selector dial easily gets pressed while its going in or out of my pocket and the dial turns. So I have to check the mode I'm in before I start shooting, which I forget a lot. Small but sometimes annoying inconvenience.

SLOW and CHEAP Feeling

By Frank
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Have owned about half a dozen GRs going back to their introduction as film cameras. Love the format. These feel like they're going to fall apart or fail out of the box, I am done.

Excellent easy carry camera

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

I got the GR III to take along on outings with the kiddos as something easier to pocket and maneuver than my larger interchangeable lens mirrorless, and so far it's working splendidly. Functionally the camera works exactly as I need it to, and I find myself switching back and forth between Tv and P depending on the situation. Focusing using the touchscreen is really easy, and my limited use of snap focus, so far, is promising. I'm pleasantly surprised that at the elevated ISO levels the pictures are turning out really well, and I'm primarily using the SOOC jpegs, rather than editing the DNGs. The image sync app on the phone works well, too.

Surprised how good it is.

By Lance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I have read reviews of the various models of the GR series over the years, but always resisted as I thought I would miss an eye level finder. Well I do, but the pocketability more than makes up for it. The AF is better than expected, even in modest light, the meter is careful about highlights, and the image quality is really excellent. Night scenes in urban settings do very well, shadows come up nicely, and color is very appealing. Black and white conversions are rich and satisfying. Handling is great as well. Really a long term classic, and now I see why. It's got me eyeing the iiix for a two camera travel kit......

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