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Ricoh GR IIIx Digital Camera

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Ricoh GR IIIx Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • GR Engine 6
  • 40mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3-Axis Shake Reduction System
Recently updated and packed with features, this Ricoh GR IIIx offers outstanding image quality, fast response times, and excellent portability. The camera showcases a newly designed 26.1mm lens, which provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format. This unique focal length is close to your own effective field of view and delivers images with a completely different look for street photography.
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Ricoh GR IIIx Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High-Resolution GR Lens
  • 324.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and GR Engine 6
  • 4Hybrid AF System
  • 5Shake Reduction System
  • 6Compact and Lightweight Design
  • 7HD LCD Monitor with Touch-Screen Operation
  • 8Image Control and Visual Effects
  • 9Advanced Image Editing
  • 10Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Recently updated and packed with features, this Ricoh GR IIIx offers outstanding image quality, fast response times, and excellent portability. The camera showcases a newly designed 26.1mm lens, which provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format. This unique focal length is close to your own effective field of view and delivers images with a completely different look for street photography.

The camera's large 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and GR Engine 6 optimize its image resolving power, and the camera is equipped with a high-speed hybrid autofocus system, built-in shake reduction, and a range of new and upgraded post-shooting functions so you can edit captured images in-camera. Its short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds allows for quick, responsive shooting, while a 3" 1.037m-dot LCD allows for image composition, playback, and menu navigation. The built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be used to pair with your mobile device for quick, wireless transferring of files to your smartphone or tablet.

High-Resolution GR Lens

The newly designed 26.1mm GR lens provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format, delivering images with a natural perspective and a truthful sense of depth for a completely different type of street photography. High-refractive index low-dispersion glass lenses and aspherical high-precision molded glass lenses are optimally placed in the lens construction to suppress optical distortion and chromatic aberration, delivering a high level of sharpness. The camera also comes equipped with an ND (Neutral Density) filter, which closes the aperture down by two stops to capture high-contrast and high-resolution images with a variety of scenes and subjects under varying shooting conditions. Its nine-blade diaphragm mechanism creates a natural bokeh effect and a truthful sense of depth at open and larger apertures, while capturing beautiful light beams at closed-down apertures.

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and GR Engine 6

An updated 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor pairs with the 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 stills shooting, the GR IIIx is also capable of recording Full HD 1080 video at 60p, 30p, and 24p frame rates.

Hybrid AF System

The hybrid AF system combines a contrast-type AF mechanism with a phase-detection-type AF mechanism ensuring high-speed focusing operation. During autofocus shooting, this AF system detects the subject's face or eye with precision, focuses on it, and indicates the in-focus position on the LCD display using the AF frame. When the camera detects multiple faces, it automatically distinguishes the main subject from secondary ones and indicates this on the focus frame.

Shake Reduction System

Shake Reduction (SR) minimizes camera shake on three axes, including yaw, pitch, and roll to provide up to 4 stops of compensation and produce crisp, sharp images even when taking split-second snapshots or capturing images with challenging low-light conditions.

Compact and Lightweight Design

The GR IIIx is designed to be extremely compact, functional, and portable. The exterior frame is made of rigid magnesium alloy for improved durability while being carried or stored. It provides a host of user-friendly features including a short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds, control dials conveniently positioned next to the four-way controller, and effortless touch-screen operation. These features enhance operability and allow the user to swiftly react to once in a lifetime opportunities.

HD LCD Monitor with Touch-Screen Operation

A 3" high-definition LCD monitor with touch-screen operation provides swift, intuitive control of various camera functions such as AF frame shift, menu selection, and image advance/magnification during playback. An outdoor view setting allows you to instantly adjust the monitor's brightness to the desired level for greater visibility in difficult lighting conditions.

Image Control and Visual Effects

The GR IIIx features a creative image control function, which integrates effect modes into conventional image setting operations. Using 11 basic image control modes, you can easily adjust various parameters such as hue, saturation, key, contrast, and graininess to the desired level. A set of adjusted parameters can also be added as a custom setting to the image control function menu.

Advanced Image Editing

The GR IIIx provides in-camera RAW editing so you can edit a captured image by adjusting such parameters as recoding size, aspect ratio, white balance, and exposure compensation, all without the need of a PC. The camera also lets you retain the adjusted parameters after the initial RAW-data development is completed, making it possible to make minute readjustments of the already developed image.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

The GR IIIx provides wireless functions for easy pairing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. By installing the dedicated Image Sync app, you can transfer captured images to a mobile device, display a live-view image on the monitor, change various settings remotely, release the shutter from a distance, and upload captured images to various social media platforms with ease. You can also send your mobile device's location data to the camera and record the data on captured images. An auto resize function automatically reduces the image size before transmitting it to a mobile device.
UPC: 027075303751

Ricoh GR IIIx Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 24.24 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2
Sensor TypeAPS-C CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift (3-Axis)
Lens
Focal Length26.1mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 40mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Focus RangeNormal
7.9" to Infinity / 0.2 m to Infinity
Macro
4.72" to 4.72" / 0.12 m to 0.12 cm
Optical Design7 Elements in 5 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 102400
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 Seconds
0.17 to 20 Minutes 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 ModesH.264/MPEG-4
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 1.4" / 109.4 x 61.9 x 35.2 mm
Weight9.2 oz / 262 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.5 x 3.9"

Ricoh GR IIIx Reviews

5.5 Stars

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

Long time Sony semi-pro shooter with tons of lenses and gear here. This Ricoh intrigued me so I gave it a try and I love it. Here's what I like about this camera: - APS-C that's shirt pocket size - Razor sharp lens - Focal length useful for indoor and outdoor pics - Three dials make this convenient and easy to shoot manually - Snap focus is a whole thing and kind of a super power - In-camera raw processing capable of results I'd be happy with in Lightroom - Supremely customizable - Fast start up time - Battery life is not as bad as they say - Very light weight - Built in ND filter and image stabilization - Optional optical viewfinder (although LOL expensive) - Really nice black and white modes are inspiring - DNG raw format - A touch screen that's about as responsive as an iPhone I could go on, but I don't even think I've finished exploring all this camera can do. I don't normally write reviews but I'm pretty excited about this camera. If you're coming from a non-pro camera, you will probably not be used to all this camera can do and it's customizability, so I suggest that you spend a lot of time looking through the menus, experimenting and trying different things until you are familiar with it's capabilities. They've given you professional level controls on a point and shoot size body with an amazing sensor and lens. Also props for the digital level which you don't find on all cameras in this price range. One word of caution though. When I first started with this camera I thought the autofocus was not great. Turns out I had full press snap turned on. When that option is turned on and the camera doesn't detect a half-press of the shutter button, it reverts to your snap focus settings, which will most likely give you an out of focus shot if you're not shooting from the distance you set. As a Sony shooter, I've gotten in the habit of just doing a full press of the shutter button and knowing it got the focus. But anyways, once I turned off full press snap, my pictures are mostly focused perfectly. I love that they included touch focus and shutter, which has allowed me to get some shots I wouldn't have got otherwise. Full press snap could be very useful if you know what you're doing though. I could imagine alternating quickly between different subjects with that feature. I really love shooting with the optical viewfinder. You can turn off the display in the back and turn on face detection and take pictures like that outdoors, for a more old-school shooting experience. All in all, this thing feels more like a camera and less like a tech gadget than other similarly sized cameras like an RX100. You can set it up to get out of the way and let you focus on the pics. And when you're done, you can sit down and edit some raws on the LCD screen. I find the colors and contrast on the rear screen accurate enough for editing and I'm pleased with the results on my Mac. If you're looking for a pocket camera capable of professional results, I'd say this is the only game in town. The Fuji x100v is another option, but I don't think it's shirt pocket size and I haven't tried that one yet. I want to think of something negative to say to be more balanced, but the only thing that's coming to mind is that you can't charge the camera while you're using it. Would love to edit raws while it's charging. Also, there seems to be an issue with my Mac recognizing the internal memory... that may be something that could be improved in firmware.

Portability Over Quality

By Shelby
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

I bought this camera for the 40mm equivalent focal length. I've owned a GR before so I was already aware of the superb ergonomics. I'm disappointed in the performance though. The dng files all have heavy vignetting, even at f8, and a magenta tint. This can be fixed in post, but I just started shooting jpegs, and I'm happy with the output. The autofocus is absolutely horrible beyond 2 meters. Close range shots and macro work fine, but it takes several tries to focus on anything far away, even in daylight. All that being said, I haven't touched my Fuji kit since I received the GR 3X because it's so easy to bring with me. The quality is nowhere near Fuji, however, and definitely not worth the price.

No regrets

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

I freaking love this camera. Takes way better photos than my iPhone 13 pro and it looks so class. Easy to shoot street photography without being bothered too. Take it everywhere

Incredible

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

I have long loved the idea of a pocketable powerhouse, but always wanted something longer than 28mm lens. This camera is absolutely incredible. The image quality, the speed... I've found my perfect camera!

First Impressions

By Thomas
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

Great Size but not enough time to get to know it (2 weeks). Initial pictures are not that great but I likely need to get intimate with it. My Iphone 12 mini was taking better pictures on my vacation last week so I switched back to that for the duration. I bought based on Samuel Streetlife on You Tube. Fun guy and I hope it is just my skills. I do not want to return it and I have about a week left to love it. Tom Ausloos

Nice! pocket size camera.

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

Great image resolutions for the small pocketable size, for a walk around street photos.

Moved from GRiii to GRiii x

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

I loved my GRiii but did always feel the 28mm was a bit wide. But 40mm seemed too tight. I thought 35mm would be best. But so far very happy. And after all it is all about the Ricoh GR image quality, size and handling!

Fantastic Travel Camera

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

I truly like this camera. I already own a GR III, but the 40mm lens on this model much better fits my shooting style. The APS-C sensor size is not a problem, as the resolution works just fine for what I do: streets, people, and buildings. I typically make smallish prints, letter size or 11x14 max, and I can see no great difference between the Ricoh results and those from my Leica SL2, believe it or not. (And my vision is just fine. :-) It's a great travel camera. I've already done two long trips with it. Five stars!

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Can the battery be charged from the USB input?

Can the battery be charged from the USB input?
Asked by: Michael
Yes. The default charging method is through the USB port on the GR IIIx.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-11-24

beside the 40mm equivalent lens, is the GR IIIx ...

beside the 40mm equivalent lens, is the GR IIIx virtually identical to the GR III?
Asked by: Daniel
Aside from the difference in the lens, the GR III X also gets updated autofocus and a faster processor.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-10-21

Does this come with a separate battery charger, ...

Does this come with a separate battery charger, or do you need to charge with the battery in the camera? I'd like to keep a spare fully charged battery.
Asked by: Jim
No, the Ricoh GR IIIx Digital Camera does not come with a battery charger. It comes with a usb cord and usb charger to charge the battery while in the camera. If you do want an external battery charger there are a few options, https://bhpho.to/38eI69O or https://bhpho.to/3kXvuqm
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-05-09

Am I able to screw on any lens filters to the ...

Am I able to screw on any lens filters to the front of the lens?
Asked by: Alex
There are a few options available. The Ricoh GA-2 Lens Adapter also accepts filters. And there are a few things available from Nisi including just the filter adapter and several kits that include various filters.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-05-07

Is this a zoom lens?

Is this a zoom lens?
Asked by: Thom
The GR IIIx does not have a zoom lens. It's a fixed 40mm f/2.8 lens.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-10-17

How much time is needed to charge the battery ...

How much time is needed to charge the battery trough usb completely?
Asked by: Yan
The GR IIIX can be fully charged via USB within 2.5 hours.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-27

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if i want to use this camera for streaming can i do i need to keep it plugged into my computer or like what would i need for it and can i hook it upto a tripod?
Asked by: Amarjyot
When streaming with the Ricoh GRIIIx, it would be recommended to use this AC adapter to avoid running out of battery power: https://bhpho.to/3G5dgwf And yes the GRIIIx has a standard tripod mount.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-01-07

What is the difference between street edition and ...

What is the difference between street edition and urban models?
Asked by: Nathan
The GR IIIx Urban Edition Special Limited Kit includes the GR IIIx camera in the special metallic gray body finish, a blue lens ring cap, plus a leather wrist strap with a blue application the matches the color of the lens ring and a black metal hot shoe cover. The street edition featurs a metallic gray body and orange-yellow ring cap.
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Date published: 2022-08-05
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