Ricoh GR Digital III Digital Camera

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Ricoh GR Digital III Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 10Mp Resolution
  • 1/1.7" CCD Sensor
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • GR Lens
The Ricoh GR Digital III Digital Camera provides you with a number of creative options for turning your snapshots into works of art. More than just being a matter of point-and-shoot, taking pictures with the GR Digital III is a real experience in turning a quick moment into an exercise in stretching your creative prowess. Multiple AF and AE features give you flexibility while shooting, as do other features like macro, square format shooting, and bracketing.

The GR Digital III also puts forth some nice hardware features, including a 28mm, 1.9 GR Lens, a low-noise processing engine, and a 10Mp CCD sensor. The GR Digital III also features a 3.0" LCD, 4x digital zoom, multiple metering choices, and a built-in flash. In addition to snapping photos, the GR III also doubles as a video camera, taking 640 x 480 video.

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Ricoh GR Digital III Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Seeking the Photographer's Ideal Lens: 28mm - f/1.9 GR Lens
  • 3For Low-Noise, High-Res Images: GR Engine III
  • 4The Source of Superb Image Quality - 10Mp High-Sensitivity CCD and AFE
  • 5Suppressing Whiteout to Create "High-Reality" Images - Pixels Output Interpolation Algorithm
  • 6Effective Solution for Mixed Light Sources - Multi-Pattern Auto White Balance
  • 7Fast AF is Strong in Low-Light Situations
  • 8Full Press Snap to Grab that Shutter Chance
  • 9Don't Let that Photo Get Away - Pre-AF
  • 10RAW Evolution: Continuous Shooting and High Write Speed
  • 11Freedom of Expression with Framing and Light - AE/AF Target Shift
  • 12Shutter Speed Priority AE Newly Added - Extensive Exposure Modes
  • 13New Macro Mode System Controls Field Curvature
  • 14Images with a Naked-Eye Impression - Dynamic Range Double Shot
  • 15Experience a Fresh Perspective - Aspect Ratio 1:1 Square Format Mode
  • 16Control the Final Photograph - Image Quality Parameters
  • 17Follow the Trail of Light - Flash Synchro Setting
  • 18Freely Dramatize Light and Shadow - Manual Flash Setting
  • 19Fine Tune Brightness and Contrast, No PC Required
  • 20Increase Shooting Certainty with Three Types of Bracketing
  • 21Large Size and High Definition - 3.0" LCD Display
  • 22Bring a Stable Feel to the Image with Electronic Leveling
  • 23Up to Three Settings Can Now be Registered with My Settings
  • 24Save Up to Six Setting Patterns with the My Settings Box
  • 25Direct Operation Enhanced with Two Fn Buttons
  • 26The Answer for Ease of Use - Operation Function Customization
  • 27More Efficient Image Checking - One-Push Playback Enlarged View
  • 28For a Variety of Shooting Situations - Three Grid Guides
  • 29GR Design: Excellent Portability and Grip
  • 30Magnesium Body for Superior Reliability
  • 31Expand the Scope of Your Photography - Extensive Line of System Accessories
  • 32Evolving to Meet Your Needs and Expectations - Function-Enhancing Firmware

The Ricoh GR Digital III Digital Camera provides you with a number of creative options for turning your snapshots into works of art. More than just being a matter of point-and-shoot, taking pictures with the GR Digital III is a real experience in turning a quick moment into an exercise in stretching your creative prowess. Multiple AF and AE features give you flexibility while shooting, as do other features like macro, square format shooting, and bracketing.

The GR Digital III also puts forth some nice hardware features, including a 28mm, 1.9 GR Lens, a low-noise processing engine, and a 10Mp CCD sensor. The GR Digital III also features a 3.0" LCD, 4x digital zoom, multiple metering choices, and a built-in flash. In addition to snapping photos, the GR III also doubles as a video camera, taking 640 x 480 video.

Seeking the Photographer's Ideal Lens: 28mm - f/1.9 GR Lens

As photography lovers themselves, the developers focused all their passion and creative vision on the creation of a new lens of unprecedented power: the 28mm/f/1.9 GR Lens. If image quality is the priority, set a lower-than-ever ISO sensitivity. If capturing a shutter chance is the priority, set a higher-than-ever shutter speed. The 1.9 f/stop expands the freedom and scope of your photographic expression

Pride of the GR Series: Superb optical performance:
So how was this lens able to control the various types of aberrations that increase as the aperture increases? While maintaining a basic configuration optimized for thin storage, frame aberration was reduced by adding two elements in one group to the rear. In addition, three special low-dispersion lenses were used to achieve high resolution and contrast while minimizing color aberration. The use of two high-precision aspherical lenses made distortion almost unnoticeable. In order to create this ultra-high-precision and high-performance lens, highly precise manufacturing processes and an exclusive control system were newly developed. It was dedication and tenacity that gave birth to this jewel of a lens

Freedom from ghosts. Superior backlight performance:
Ghosting is one of the causes of image quality deterioration. To eliminate the problem, all of the individual lenses that are part of the GR Lens have been covered with the multi-coating optimum for each. To minimize the small residual reflection striking the CCD, we also ran original simulations repeatedly to determine optimum conditions for lens curvature, etc. As a result, we successfully suppressed ghosting, particularly that caused by off-screen light sources such as the sun

For Low-Noise, High-Res Images: GR Engine III

Newly developed image processing engine GR ENGINE III enables precise noise reduction by processing the signal close to its CCD-output state. Various types of noise are effectively reduced while maintaining resolution and color saturation. Color reproduction and tonal gradation performance has also been significantly improved

The Source of Superb Image Quality - 10Mp High-Sensitivity CCD and AFE

With the new CCD, rather than increasing the number of pixels, we have about doubled sensitivity compared to the previous model (GR DIGITAL II). Even at ISO 200, imaging performance is at or above the old ISO 100 level. This higher ISO sensitivity makes a clear difference in image quality

Suppressing Whiteout to Create "High-Reality" Images - Pixels Output Interpolation Algorithm

Control whiteout with the pixel output interpolation algorithm, Ricoh's original image processing technique. Comparing the output of each pixel, the algorithm interpolates image data in whiteout areas. This expands dynamic range by up to +1 EV equivalent. Using this extensive data to generate the JPEG, even for 8-bit (256-tone) images, it is possible to create a more "real" look with less whiteout than in the past

Effective Solution for Mixed Light Sources - Multi-Pattern Auto White Balance

In scenes mixing multiple light sources-such as sunlight and shadow, ambient light and flash-the optimum white balance of each is determined by segmenting the image. For both subject and background, you get well-balanced coloration closer to what you saw while shooting

Fast AF is Strong in Low-Light Situations

Smooth, quick AF is possible even in low-light scenes where contrast detection is necessary and focusing is generally slow. The excellent focusing response enhances shooting

Full Press Snap to Grab that Shutter Chance

With this quick-shooting function, AF operates when the shutter release button is pressed half way, but for a one-push full-press, the photo is taken at a set focal distance. (1m/2.5m/5m/infinity). This distance setting can be easily changed. Since the AF does not operate for a one-push full press, you will not miss the moment

Don't Let that Photo Get Away - Pre-AF

Even if the shutter release button is not pressed half way, focusing follows the subject's movement. The pre-AF action accelerates focusing time

RAW Evolution: Continuous Shooting and High Write Speed

With the expansion of buffer memory, continuous shooting of up to five images is possible even for RAW. This facilitates bracketing as well as the shooting of quickly moving subjects. The RAW card write speed has also been accelerated (under 3 seconds per image). These specs will help reduce your "shooting stress"

Freedom of Expression with Framing and Light - AE/AF Target Shift

Focus and exposure settings can be done at designated points on the screen. These AE and AF targets can be shifted either alone or together in order to do Spot AE and Spot AF. This increases framing and light-expression freedom in situations such as tripod shooting where the camera cannot be moved for AE or AF lock and macro shooting where precise focusing is demanded due to shallow subject depth of field

Shutter Speed Priority AE Newly Added - Extensive Exposure Modes

Shutter speed priority has been added to the existing modes (program shift, aperture priority, etc.). It is useful when you want to manipulate motion, such as when stopping subject movement or creating a feeling of energy in a panning shot

New Macro Mode System Controls Field Curvature

Minimum shooting distance is approximately 1cm. A new system was adopted in which one part of a lens group which does not move during normal focusing is shifted into a special position for close-up photography. This corrects the field curvature that tends to be a problem in close-up shooting with retro-focus wide-angle lenses. The result is superb imaging power across the entire photo

Images with a Naked-Eye Impression - Dynamic Range Double Shot

This function prevents overexposure and underexposure in high-contrast scenes. For reproduction of both light and dark areas, two images with different exposures are shot in succession, and the properly exposed portions of each are automatically combined. This expands dynamic range to a maximum equivalent to 12EV, creating an image with a close to naked-eye impression

Experience a Fresh Perspective - Aspect Ratio 1:1 Square Format Mode

Shooting aspect ratio 1:1 photographs, the square format will expand your creative enjoyment with the fresh feel of the framing and the strong subject presence produced by limiting the image field. This format is also convenient for blog use

Control the Final Photograph - Image Quality Parameters

Individual color settings have been added to the image settings. For each color (orange, green, sky blue, red, and magenta), hue and saturation can be set at five levels so you get the coloration you want. In addition, with the "vivid" setting, you can easily shoot intense high-saturation images

Follow the Trail of Light - Flash Synchro Setting

The expressiveness of a photograph can change greatly depending on flash timing. If you want to be sure to catch a fleeting portrait expression, select "1st Curtain," and if you want to create a natural light trail in a dark scene, select "2nd Curtain." Even in bright scenes, this can help you record natural-feeling movement for moving subjects

Freely Dramatize Light and Shadow - Manual Flash Setting

Flash amount can be set at 12 levels from full flash to 1/64, enabling you to balance flash intensity for both subject and background brightness. The subject's expression and presence can be emphasized while the background is obscured. Fine tune the settings to fit the ambient light conditions and your creative intentions

Fine Tune Brightness and Contrast, No PC Required

Image brightness and contrast can be corrected in the camera itself after shooting. With AUTO, you leave the subtle adjustments up to the camera. With MANUAL, you can freely and intuitively adjust brightness and contrast using the histogram. The corrected image is saved as a new file so the original is still available, and the two can be co

Increase Shooting Certainty with Three Types of Bracketing

Three automatic bracketing functions are provided. With auto bracketing, you can select exposure intervals from 0.3EV to 0.5EV. White balance bracketing is convenient when precise coloration is important and when shooting with a distinctive light source. Color bracketing enables you to obtain color and black-and-white images for two very different impressions of the same scene. In all cases, the multiple images are generated from a single shot so you can get the feeling you are after without missing any shutter chances

Large Size and High Definition - 3.0" LCD Display

Compared to the previous model, the LCD panel visibility has been further improved with a high VGA resolution and an expansive 3.0" size. The sRGB comparison for color reproduction range is 100%. This has significantly improved the visual reality of the image during framing, the ability to search images and check shooting data, and the ease of making function settings

Bring a Stable Feel to the Image with Electronic Leveling

When shooting landscapes and night scenes, visual clues for finding the level position can be missing or hard to see. The electronic level is very effective at such times. You can quickly find the precise level position, which will give a feeling of stability to the image. When the external viewfinder is attached, the level sound can be used to determine if the camera is tilted

Up to Three Settings Can Now be Registered with My Settings

By just turning the mode dial, you can use My Settings to instantaneously switch to many different shooting functions. The number of sets which can be assigned has been increased to three so you can handle a wider range of shooting situations and creative intentions

Save Up to Six Setting Patterns with the My Settings Box

Up to six My Settings sets can be stored in the My Settings Box. Then you can just choose the set you need and quickly assign it to MY1, MY2, or MY3. You can also name each set yourself to make it easy to choose the correct one

Direct Operation Enhanced with Two Fn Buttons

There are now two Fn (function) buttons for one-push access to necessary functions. Assign frequently used functions to each

The Answer for Ease of Use - Operation Function Customization

To give the individual photographer the most natural operation feel, functions can be assigned to the up-down dial and the ADJ. lever. Increase shooting/playback flexibility by creating intuitive operations that minimize finger movement

More Efficient Image Checking - One-Push Playback Enlarged View

In playback mode, you can display images at a previously defined magnification by just pushing the ADJ. lever once. This eliminates the inconvenience of having to change magnification level by level. Setting a magnification suitable to recorded image size and intended print size will speed up your image checking

For a Variety of Shooting Situations - Three Grid Guides

In addition to the 3 x 3 grid, a 4 x 4 grid with diagonal lines and 2 x 2 grid with central visual field have been added. Choose the best grid for your subject: diagonal lines will clearly show the image center for building/product photography and a 2 x 2 grid can be helpful for capturing a moving subject

GR Design: Excellent Portability and Grip

The GR DIGITAL III inherits a traditional design born to carry out the camera's true mission of always being ready for the next shot and reliably recording the result. Keeping the same pocketable form and hand-clinging grip, careful attention was given to enhancing quality and user-friendliness

Magnesium Body for Superior Reliability

A light and highly rigid magnesium alloy is used for a body that has strong shock resistance and durability. It also has excellent heat radiation and magnetic shielding characteristics, important features for a digital camera. This is a camera that can stand up to a photographer's "hard use," providing both reliability and high operation precision

Expand the Scope of Your Photography - Extensive Line of System Accessories

In addition to the 21mm wide conversion lens (GW-2) and the hood and adapter (GH-2, φ43 mm), there are soft cases (GC-3 and GC-4 [GV-2 external VF compatible]) and an exclusive new external flash (GF-1) which can handle TTL flash using pre flash

Evolving to Meet Your Needs and Expectations - Function-Enhancing Firmware

This is a camera to be used long and well so via firmware updates we regularly provide function improvements and newly introduced functions. GR DIGITAL cameras evolve in response to photographer requests

Ricoh GR Digital III Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 10.4 Megapixel
Effective: 10 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Exposure Control
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
Video
Flash
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Physical
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