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Ricoh GR III Street Edition Digital Camera

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Ricoh
Ricoh GR III Street Edition 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 Street Edition 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
  • 2Street Edition
  • 324.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and GR Engine 6
  • 4Prime Wide-Angle Lens
  • 5Shake Reduction System
  • 6Body Design

The long-awaited installment in the popular series of fast, compact cameras, the Ricoh GR III Street Edition 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.

Street Edition

  • Camera body has a unique "asphalt-like" surface texture, which is achieved by a multi-layer spray process that provides a smooth-but-non-slippery feel.
  • A striking yellow-orange has been chosen as the accent color to on the camera's ring cap. This specific yellow was chosen as it is reminiscent of traffic lines painted on streets.
  • Distinct shutdown screen features a specially designed product logo and a street-view image that symbolizes the camera's "street snapshot" concept.
  • In addition to the cosmetic differences, the GR III Street Edition also includes the Full Press Snap feature, which lets you instantly shift the focus point of the lens to a preselected position when the shutter release button is fully pressed. This function can also be assigned to the rear LCD, where you simply tap the touchscreen to quickly change focus, and ignore the standard AF process, to help intuitively capture fleeting moments.
  • Two DB-110 batteries are included for longer shooting sessions.

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: 027075303348

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
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 ModesH.264/MOV
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/29.97p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 25 Minutes
Video EncodingNTSC
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 (Body with Battery and Memory Card)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.5 x 3.9"

Ricoh GR III Reviews

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:)

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.

Great quality camera, and shipping.

By matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-20

I already use the camera as my daily carry. Its sharp, small and not too flashy, as to not attract unwanted attention.The smartphone wifi link is also very handy. I would recommend getting an extra battery for frequent use however, otherwise no complaints. Shipping was very fast, around a day with standard shipping.

Ditched my RX100 VII for this

By Ghayyan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-07

Perfect camera if not for the poor AF in low light. Ditched my RX100 VII for this and so far I'm not regretting it, image quality is way better

For the street photographer - and maybe no one else

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Want to take elaborate studio portraits? Or maybe do some weekend nature photography? Perhaps have a great all around camera to take with you on vacations? Or do experimental work? How about medium format work? Home videos? Yeah, this is NOT the camera for you. This camera is focused at a very specialized consumer: the devoted street photographer. We all know that photography is about choices. The camera you choose; the lens; the subject. The all-around zoom lenses and modular camera systems can only go so far. You make sacrifices even with those do-everything solutions. For example: who wants to lug around a Canon DSLR with a 70-200mm zoom lens all day long? And why shoot medium format if you don't require the resolution? Besides those cameras are huge and call a lot of attention to themselves. Some people are looking for a very specialized tool. You wouldn't use a tiny screwdriver to hammer in a nail. And those multi-tool sets often work okay- not great. Think of the Ricoh GR IIIx as that highly specialized tool, designed to perfection for street photography. There is no other camera that comes close for many reasons. It won't blow you away with specs: 24MP, APS-C sensor (though it's amazing when you see how small the camera is that they fit an APS-C in there at all). Its fits beautifully in the hand, or pocket. Its black body and simple exterior make it easy to snap shots on the road without anyone caring. This is an underrated feature. You don't want to call attention to yourself as a street photographer. You want to quietly observe. You can carry it all day, everyday without breaking a sweat. Battery life is okay, not great. But the size and weight are excellent. I love the 2GB internal memory for those times where you need a last shot or two, but ran out of space. The start-up time is almost instantaneous. The autofocus customization is perfect. It has a snap focus feature which allows you to instantly focus on a subject at a pre-determined distance, bypassing the autofocus mechanics that can slow you down by an instant. The touch-screen is responsive, and the menu designs simple and elegant. The images themselves are beautiful. Nice contrast, good customization features and presets. The Jpegs and RAW files both look amazing. The low-light images are quite good up to 6400 ISO. Street photography is about capturing the moment. Everything that gets in the way of that mission has been stripped away from this system. It is streamlined to travel with you wherever you go, and is the smallest APS-C sensor camera I've ever seen. I used to use the Fujifilm X-series. The camera is beautiful, but overly designed, and much bigger than this camera. It won't fit in your pocket, and it calls more attention to itself. The Ricoh GR III will capture the moment every time, with minimal delay. It starts up instantly. It takes high quality images instantly, and focuses instantly. It has shortened the delay between what your brain thinks, and what the camera records by as much as I can possibly imagine short of having a camera placed in my eye. So, for the passionate street photographer, I highly recommend this camera. For everyone else, keep looking.

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!

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