The Ricoh GR III is a fixed-lens compact camera that can provide SLR-quality images. An updated Ricoh GR IIIx is available as well. Key features include:
Updated 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor; GR Engine 6 processor
Integrated wide-angle prime lens
Revised, customizable controls
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
What’s Changed. There’s a lot to differentiate the Ricoh GR III from the Ricoh GR II. It boasts an updated 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and GR Engine 6 image processor for higher-quality images and a broader ISO range. You also get a newly designed lens, a three-axis shake-reduction system, faster startup and autofocus times, and a redesigned control layout.
Large APS-C Sensor. The combination of a revised 24.2MP sensor and the latest GR Engine 6 image processor gives you high-res 14-bit DNG and JPEG stills with impressive tonality and natural color rendering while enabling great low-light performance from ISO 100-102,400. You get 35mm at 15MP and 50mm at 7MP crop modes that let you simulate the look of working with longer focal lengths. The GR III can also capture Full HD video at 60p, 30p, and 24p.
Prime Wide-Angle Lens. The redesigned 18.3mm f/2.8 lens provides a 35mm focal length equivalent to 28mm, making it a strong choice for street and landscape photographers. The lens’s six-element/four-group design features two aspherical elements to maximize image quality while reducing optical aberrations and ensuring corner-to-corner sharpness. There are two focus modes: from 3.9 inches to infinity for working with general subjects, and a dedicated macro setting for close-up subjects within a 2.4- to 4.7-inch range.
Three-Axis Shake Reduction. The three-axis shake-reduction system helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when you’re shooting handheld at lower shutter speeds. The shake-reduction system has been optimized for use with the camera’s built-in 28mm lens, and offers moiré reduction and dust-removal capability.
Large, High-Res LCD. The 3.0-inch 1.037m-dot touchscreen LCD allows for intuitive control during shooting, playback, and menu navigation.
Advanced Ricoh Controls. The GR III has a reconfigured rear layout that gives you a larger thumb grip while making the control dials more accessible. Several programmable buttons allow for a wide range of custom control adjustments, and there’s integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy file transfer. This camera includes a rechargeable DB-110 battery that’s rated for approximately 200 shots per charge, and it records images to SDHC/XC memory cards.