RICOH GR III
RICOH GR III £949.99
£949.99
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RICOH GR III

A high-end digital compact camera
£949.99
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The ultimate snapshot camera for the times. To further enhance the essential values of a camera true to the GR-series concept of optimizing image quality, snapshot capabilities and portability, this latest GR-series model is equipped with a complete range of newly designed main components, including a lens, an image sensor and an imaging engine. Despite a compact body one size smaller than its predecessor, it incorporates a large APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.24 effective megapixels to produce high-resolution images, while its short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds allows for quick, responsive shooting.

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It also provides an assortment of new features, such as a high-speed hybrid AF system, an originally developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, and touch-screen operation for intuitive control, to improve operability and functionality. After the product launch, the GR III is expected to be upgraded in the future via firmware updates to further enhance its functions and overall performance.

High Image Quality

The newly developed GR lens & Shake Reduction

This model is equipped with a new GR lens that surpasses all other GR lenses with its amazing optical performance. A six-element, four-group optical system is used to achieve images that are sharp from the center to the edge with clear depiction. The optical system is slim and compact so the body can accommodate an in-camera Shake Reduction mechanism. The effects of camera shake on image quality are minimized and the full capabilities of the newly designed GR lens optical performance are maximized for a variety of scenes.

24.2 M APS-C size image sensor

Approximately 24.24 effective megapixels deliver high image quality, and an anti-aliasing filterless construction delivers high-definition rendering even in the finest details.

Low noise, maximum ISO 102400

Original noise reduction processing results in high image quality even at high ISO sensitivity. 14-bit RAW recording is also supported for rich tonal reproduction.

The newly developed GR ENGINE 6

A newly developed imaging processor delivers further improvements in high image quality performance, elaborately detailed imaging across the entire sensitivity range, and superb color reproduction.

 

Quick Response

High-speed hybrid AF

Image plane phase-matching AF delivers high-speed AF and contrast-detection AF offers superb focusing precision. The best of these two types are combined to make a hybrid AF. The common issue of searching for focus peaks in contrast-detection AF has been significantly reduced on this model. The hybrid system delivers faster autofocus and greater precision.


Shake Reduction mechanism for 4 steps* of compensation

This model uses the sensor-shift type, Shake Reduction mechanism. It delivers compensation on three axes.
*Shutter speed conversion. CIPA standard.


Direct controls

The camera is equipped with an LCD monitor that supports touch operations and a convenient control dial. These features provide quick control over AF frame movement and menu access.

 

Evolving

Expanded functionality firmware for an ever-evolving GR III

The GR III keeps evolving with the latest firmware updates. The expanded functionality firmware is provided to add new features and setting operations.

Flexible customization

Frequently used functions can be assigned to the ADJ lever and Fn button. Other controls can also be customized for fine tuning camera operation, making the camera easier to use and to match your shooting style.

Image Control & JPEG image adjustment

The GR III features many selections of advanced image creation functions. Image adjustment parameters have been redesigned to 10 Image Control options for shooting. During playback, image tones of JPEG can be adjusted and saved as a new file.

 

A new dimension in descriptive performance

High resolution and high contrast.
Introducing the sharp imaging of the newly developed GR lens

The GR lens with a new lens construction was developed for even better image quality.
This lens uses a slim optical system with six elements in four groups while maintaining the 18.3 mm
(35 mm format equivalent: 28 mm) focal length and brightness of F2.8. High-refractive index, low dispersion glass and aspherical high-precision molded glass lenses are optimally placed in the lens construction to suppress distortion and chromatic aberration to the absolute limit, delivering a high
level of sharpness. This results in images that are sharp and clear across the entire frame even from
the widest aperture setting.

Advanced image processing and responsiveness.
Meet the new GR ENGINE 6

The imaging processor on this model is the new GR ENGINE 6. It elevates the essential high image quality performance of the GR for an even greater level of detail. Faster processing makes a high pixel count image sensor and multi-level gradation in 14-bit RAW possible. This also contributes to improved responsiveness and functionality for autofocus and movie.


Shooting at ISO 102400 is possible with our original signal processing technology
A high-performance processor "Accelerator Unit" has been adopted on this model as a powerful way to support high image quality. The signal output by the image sensor is sent to the image processor after being optimally handled.
This reduces noise, delivering superb resolution and color reproduction across the entire sensitivity range. It also makes it possible to shoot at ISO 102400.

 

3-axis, 4-step Shake Reduction for high image quality across a wide shooting range
Camera shake is reduced for crisp images even when taking split-second snapshots. Shake Reduction is installed while making the body size of the GR III more compact than its predecessor model. It minimizes the shake on three axes, including yaw, pitch and raw. Compensation effects deliver as many as 4 steps of shutter speed*.
*CIPA standard.
 
AA filter simulator for reducing false colors and moiré thanks to Shake Reduction mechanism
The effects of the optical anti-aliasing (AA) filter are obtained with Shake Reduction. Moving the image sensor slightly during the exposure suppresses false colors and moiré. You can choose whether to prioritize resolution or reducing false colors and moiré depending on your subject. Choose [High] or [Low] for effect settings.

 

 Capture the moment

 

1/1250 sec., F5.6, ISO100, EV -1, WB: Daylight

 

A compact body and functional design packed with high performance

The GR III was developed with a focus on keeping the body size compact while
including a high level of functionality. This model is one-size smaller than that of the GR II and about the same size of GR DIGITAL IV with a 1/1.7 type image sensor. A minimalist design was pursued to
achieve a tool with portability and expression in mind. The button and dial layout is fully considered
to allow for comfortable, single-handed operation.

Touch panel and control dial that enables intuitive controls

The LCD monitor features a touch panel. Simply touch and slide to move the AF frame or access the menu. You can also pinch in and out during playback to change the magnification or flick to view the previous and next images. A control dial is also positioned around the four-way button. This layout makes it possible to quickly operate the camera with a simple action while maintaining a secure grip on the camera.


Hybrid AF with the combination of image plane phase-matching and contrast-detection AF
The AF system is a hybrid of image plane phase-matching and contrast detection. The advantages of image plane phase-matching AF high-speed focusing and contrast-detection AF focusing precision are combined. The common contrast-detection AF issue of searching for focus peaks has been reduced for quick shooting performance required on a snapshot camera.
 
High-speed approx. 0.8 second start-up from when the power is turned on
A high output motor is used to drive the lens barrel so that it quickly moves from a retracted position to the shooting position. Also, optimized program processing during start-up reduces the start-up time. The built-in lens barrier also makes it unnecessary to remove the lens cap, so you will never miss a sudden photo opportunity.
 
Focus modes that fit versatile subjects and shooting styles
Eight focus modes are now available including the new Continuous AF for more versatile shooting styles. A new LCD monitor that supports touch operations has also been included for direct control over the AF frame using touch and slide gestures. You can also focus (Touch AF) and shoot while moving the AF frame for quick shooting in any type of composition.
 
Face detect autofocus to assist portrait shooting
The camera detects faces and focuses. This feature is enabled in [Auto Area AF], [Select AF], and [Pinpoint AF]. It is also possible to enable this feature in [Auto Area AF] only. With this setting, when you want to focus on a subject instead of faces, simply switch focus modes without turning face detect off.
With Full Press Snap, you'll never miss a shot.
When the shutter button is pressed fully, the camera releases the shutter at the preset distance. This high-speed shooting functionality is unique to the GR, eliminating the focusing time lag when pressing the shutter button halfway so that you can instantly capture split-second moments.

 

Capture the world as you imagine it

Image Control for pure image creation enjoyment

The conventional image settings and effects have been merged to create a new finish adjustment function. 10 different Image Control options form the base of this feature. Based on these, you can adjust parameters to create photos the way you like. This includes the saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast, contrast (highlight and shadow), sharpness, shading, clarity, toning, filter effect, grain effect*, and HDR tone level.

* Parameters that can be adjusted differ depending on the selected Image Control option.
*These parameters will be available via firmware updae

 

Standard
 
 
Vivid
 
 
Hi Contrast B&W
 
 
 
 
Monotone
 
 
Soft Monotone
 
 
Hard Monotone
 
 
 
 
Positive Film
 
 
Bleach Bypass
 
 
HDR Tone
 
 
 
 



1/60 sec., F2.8, ISO100, EV -0.7, WB: Multi Auto White Balance

4 sec., F2.8, ISO200, EV 0.0, WB: Color Temperature

Shoot up to 6 cm with Macro mode      

Macro mode lets you focus with AF between 6 and 12 centimeters from the end of the lens.

This delivers nearly the same 0.35x shooting magnification as when the GM-1 macro conversion
lens is attached to the GR II without the need for an extra lens. Simply press the macro button
to capture impressive close-up photos with rich bokeh effects

* Macro mode and normal mode must be switched manually.
* The camera switches to Macro mode when the focus is set to [Snap] or [∞].     

Capture star trails with the surrounding scenery even in the city with interval composite shooting

With this feature, the camera automatically shoots continuously for the set interval. You can select this feature from drive modes for instant shooting. The setting items have been reviewed and specialized for star trail shooting. Shooting time can be set in 10 minute intervals (up to 24 hours), you can choose from an unlimited shooting time, and you can save interim images and set the time

* Use a tripod. Note that slow shutter speed noise reduction and SR are turned off.
* The focus, exposure, and white balance are set on the first shot.

1/250 sec., F4.0, ISO100, EV -0.3, WB: Multi Auto White Balance

1/320 sec., F4.5, ISO400, EV 0.0, WB: Multi Auto White Balance

Expand expressive possibilities with 35mm/50mm Crop mode

With this feature, you can shoot at an angle of view equivalent to a focal length of 35 mm
or 50 mm. The high resolution 24M image sensor makes it possible to record clear images
up to 15M (35 mm) and 7M (50 mm). This mode gives you the opportunity to change the
angle-of-view depending on the subject when shooting.                                                     

* The focal length is equivalent in 35mm format and the recorded pixels have an aspect
ratio of 3:2.     

 

Capture dreamlike shots with multi-exposure

There is no longer a frame limit for compositing. Composited results can be viewed in a transparent display so you can check the composition while overlaying another frame. You can change the exposure parameter*, shoot, reshoot, and finish shooting for each shot to easily create exactly the type of photo you have in mind.

* Exposure compensation, ISO speed, aperture, and shutter speed can be adjusted based on the exposure mode set for the first frame. The white balance cannot be chang

1/4 sec., F5.6, ISO100, EV -0.3, WB: Multi Auto White Balance

1/2500 sec., F2.8, ISO100, EV -1.0, WB: Daylight

Built-in ND filter that can be turned on/off

This model is equipped with a built-in ND filter that provides two steps of exposure.
Simply change the settings to defocus the background even in bright outdoor shots at
the maximum aperture setting and express subject movement with a slow shutter speed
for a rich variety of photographic expressions.

Highlight-weighted option added to full-featured metering modes

In addition to [Multi-segment], [Center-weighted], and [Spot], [Highlight-weighted] is now available as a metering method. [Highlight-weighted] helps keep the exposure even, suppressing highlight blowouts in subjects illuminated by spotlights and high-contrast subjects.

Shot with highlight-weighted metering.

 

 

Enjoy image finishing in-camera RAW processing without using a PC

RAW format data can be processed on the camera and saved as a JPEG file.
Tune the photo exactly the way you want using just the camera, adjusting the
recorded pixels, aspect ratio, white balance, Image Control and sensitivity.

P-TTL auto sync flash for versatile lighting

An external flash can be used to shoot at full synchronization speed.
PENTAX P-TTL auto flash (optional) is supported for high-precision auto sync using a pre-flash*. This makes it possible to use bounce flash and daylight sync for a greater range of photographic expression.

* Supported flash units: auto flash AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ II, AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF201FG, AF200FG.

 

 

Super wide 21 mm photography with a wide conversion lens

The new wide conversion lens GW-4 (optional) is compatible with the GR III. When attached, the angle of view is changed to an approximate 90-degree view (21 mm equivalent focal length) for super wide-angle shots, enhanced perspectives and a wide angle of view. Shake Reduction is also supported at a focal length of 21mm.

* The focal length is equivalent to the 35 mm format. Lens adapter GA-1 is required to attach wide conversion lens GW-4.


Excellent connectivity and reliability

Enhanced smartphone connection via wireless LAN and Bluetooth® compatibility

This model is equipped with wireless LAN. With it, you can connect to a smartphone and use the app to transfer images and control the camera remotely. Bluetooth® v4.2 is also supported for an always-on connection with a smart device. Enjoy more convenient features than ever before, such as automatically transferring recorded images, recording location information acquired with your smartphone, viewing camera images on your smartphone from the camera even when its status is off,etc.

Image transfer and remote capture is easy with [Image Sync]

Images on the camera can be transferred to a smart device using the [Image Sync] app. Using this feature makes it easier to check images and upload them to social media. You can also shoot remotely from your smart device.

* [Image Sync] is available free of charge on the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play™ (for Android™).
* Compatible version will be available soon.

 


*The image on the monitor is for illustrative purposes only.

 

Outdoor View Setting for high visibility and brightness that adapts to your surroundings

This model is equipped with an Outdoor View Setting function that offers optimal

visibility whether in bright outdoor settings or in dark environments. You can expand

the brightness adjustment range of the monitor beyond its normal capabilities and

quickly make selections for a wide range of situations.

 

 

Downloads

Firmware update Vers. 1.70 (PDF with download link):

Please find with this link the detailed documentation for GR III Firmware updates in English Language

Please find with this link the detailed documentation for GR III Firmware updates in German Language



Product specifications

MODEL DESCRIPTION

Camera-Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure Compact digital-still camera

 

LENS

Focal Lenght 18.3mm (Approx. 28mm in 35mm equivalent focal length)
Aperture F2.8~F16
Construction 6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)

 

IMAGE CAPTURE UNIT

Image Sensor Type: Primary color filter CMOS. Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.24 megapixels
Total Pixels  
Sensitivity
(Standard output)
ISO100~102400
Auto (ISO Auto Lower/Upper Limit and Minimum Shutter Speed can be set), Manual
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR)(3-axis)
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit (Off, Low, High)
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II"

 

File format RAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels 【3:2】L(24M:6000x4000), M(15M:4800x3200), S(7M:3360x2240), XS(2M:1920x1280)
【1:1】L(16M:4000x4000), M(10M:3200x3200), S(5M:2240x2240), XS(1.6M:1280x1280)
Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG
JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Medium Internal Memory (Approx. 2GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to UHS-I standards)

 

White Balance

Type of White Balance  AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB
Light temperature - presets

Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, CTE, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image

Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±14 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

 

LCD MONITOR

Monitor Type  TFT color LCD, Wide viewing angle, Air-gapless tempered glass
Touch Screen standard Capacitive sensing method
Size 3.0 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Resolution Approx. 1037K dots
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable
Display

Display magnification (4x, 16x), Grid display (4x4 Grid, 3x3 Grid), Histogram, Bright area warning, Electronic Level

 

AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM

Type of AF-System

Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and Contrast detection)

Focus Mode Auto-area AF, Zone AF, Select AF, Pinpoint AF, Tracking AF, Continuous AF, MF, Snap (1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 5m,), 
Full Press Snap

Performs shooting by focusing at the Snap distance with a single press of the Shutter Release Button or a touch of the LCD Monitor*

*The latest firmware is required to use the full feature with GR III

Face/Eye Detection

ON, Use only in Auto-area, OFF

*The latest firmware is required to use Eye detection with GR III.

Focus Range (From lens face) Normal: Approx. 0.1m~, Macro Mode: Approx. 0.06m~0.12m

 

EXPOSURE

Type of Metering System

Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted

Exposure Mode

Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure

EV Compensation

Still Image: ±5EV, 1/3EV steps, Movie: ±2EV, 1/3EV steps

ND Filter (2EV) AUTO, ON, OFF


SHUTTER

Shutter-Type

Electronically controlled lens shutter

Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec. - 30 sec. (Limit by aperture setting F2.8: 1/2500 sec, F5.6 or greater: 1/4000 sec.)
Timed Exposure (10sec. - 20min.), Bulb, Time

 

DRIVE MODES

Mode Selection

Single Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Bracketing, Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite

Self-timer 10 sec., 2 sec., OFF
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright)
Multiple Shots

 

EXTERNAL FLASH

Hot Shoe

Compatible with P-TTL Auto Flash

Flash Mode

Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye, Slow-speed Sync, Slow Sync+Red-eye

Flash Exposure Compensation: -2.0 -+1.0

 

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Custom Image / Image Control

Standard, Vivid, Monotone, Soft Monotone, Hard Monotone, Hi-Contrast B&W, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro, Cross Processing*, HDR Tone, Custom1, Custom2

Adjust parameters: Saturation, Hue, High/Low Key Adjustment, Contrast, Contrast (Highlight), Contrast (Shadow), Sharpness, Shading, Clarity, Toning, Filter Effect, Grain Effect*, HDR Tone Level, Color Tone* (Adjust parameter varies depending on the selected image setting)

*The latest firmware is required to use the full feature with GR III

Digital Filter For Shooting and Edition Process
D-RANGE
Compensation
Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
Horizon Correction

SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 1.5 degrees

*The latest firmware is required to use the full feature with GR III.

Crop 35mm, 50mm, OFF


 

MOVIE

File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV
Recorded Pixels

Full HD (1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p)

Sound

Built-in stereo microphone

Recording Time Up to 25 minutes or 4GB ; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.

 

PLAYBACK

Playback View

Single frame, Multi-image (20, 48 frames), Display magnification (up to 16x, 100% view and Quick Zoom view available), Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Grid display (3x3 Grid, 4x4 Grid), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation

Base Parameter Adjustment

Normal editing, Monotone editing*
Parameter: Brightness, Saturation, Filter Effect*, Hue, Toning*, Contrast, Sharpness (Adjust parameter varies depending on the selected editing setting)

*The latest firmware is required to use the full feature with GR III

RAW Development RAW file select:
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder, Select a shooting date

Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, Color Space, White Balance, Image Control, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Sensitivity, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction
Edit Delete, Protect, Image Rotation, Image Copy, File Transfer, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment* available), Levels Adjustment, White Balance Adjustment, Color Moiré Correction, Movie Edit (Cut), Movie Edit (Divide)

*The latest firmware is required to use the full feature with GR III.

 

INTERFACES

USB Connection

USB Type-C™, Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required), Data Transfer: MTP, Video output: DisplayPort over USB-C (DisplayPort Alternative Mode)

Lens adapter pin Available

 

WIRELESS LAN

WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n (HT20) (Wireless LAN standard protocol)
Frequency
(Center Frequency)
2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES

 

BLUETOOTH®

Transfer Protocol Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency
(Center Frequency)
2402MHz~2480MHz(CH0~CH39)

 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Dimensions Approx. 109.4(W)×61.9(H)×33.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 257g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card),
Approx. 227g (body only)

 

POWER SUPPLY

Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery DB110
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)
Battery Life

Number of recordable images: Approx. 200 images,
* With a fully-charged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery under the temperature at 23°C. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.

Playback time: Approx. 180 minutes
* The playback time is a guide based on RICOH's measurement method . The actual number differs according to usage conditions

Battery Charging  by USB Type-C™, Battery Recharge/Power Supply

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

<Windows>

OS Windows 10 (FCU/CU)(32bit/64bit) / Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit) 

 

<Macintosh>

OS macOS 11 BigSur, macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave

 

* The operating system must be pre-installed in the computer, and updated to the latest version.

  The system requirements above do not necessarily gurantee proper operation with all computers.

 

 

STORAGE CAPACITY 


RAW

Recorded Pixels 24M(6000 x 4000)
Internal Memory 2 GB 40    
SD Card 8GB 150    

 

JPEG

Recorded Pixels L - 24M(6000 x 4000)
Internal Memory 2 GB 140    
SD Card 8GB 527    

 

Recorded Pixels M - 15M(4800 x 3200)
Internal Memory 2 GB 218    
SD Card 8GB 820    

 

Recorded Pixels S - 7M(3360 x 2240)
Internal Memory 2 GB 437    
SD Card 8GB 1646    

 

Recorded Pixels 2M(1920 x 1280)
Internal Memory 2 GB 1253    
SD Card 8GB 4717    

 

<Movie recording>

Recorded Pixels Full HD (1920 x 1080)
SD Card 8GB 60p 30p 24p
Time (approx.) 00:12′17″ 00:24′09″ 00:29′56″


[Hours : Minutes' Seconds'']


* You can record up to 25 min. or 4GB movie for one shooting.
* ‘Testing your camera’ refers to confirmed operation by RICOH IMAGING, and is intended for customer convenience but is not a guarantee by RICOH IMAGING to the customer.
* Use a high-speed SD memory card when recording movies. If the writing speed cannot keep up with the recording speed, writing may be interrupted during recording.

 

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* Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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