20.01.23 - Firmware update for GR III and GR IIIx

RICOH GR

One of the GR principles is to expand the possibilities of the camera with new functions.

It is not necessary to introduce a new camera version for every trend and every new function. Firmware updates respond to the wishes of GR photographers and the camera opens up new possibilities.

The actual Firmware Version for GR III is the Version 1.70

<Added the following enhanced features>

  • [Negative-Film] has been added to [Image control].
  • The total number of shots or FW version display can be selected on the power off screen.
  • Power can be turned off remotely from ImageSync (version 2.1.15 or later). 

*For ImageSync details click here

<Improved Contents>

  • Improved stability for general performance.

 

    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

     

    The actual Firmware Version for GR IIIx is the Version 1.20

    <Added the following enhanced features>

    • [Negative-Film] has been added to [Image control].
    • The total number of shots or FW version display can be selected on the power off screen.
    • Power can be turned off remotely from ImageSync (version 2.1.15 or later). 

    *For ImageSync details click here

    <Improved Contents>

    • Improved stability for general performance.

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

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

       

       

      History of GR IIIx Firmware updates:

      (The GR IIIx was launched on the firmware based on V1.50 of GR III)

      Firmware 1.11
      <Improved Contents>

      • Improved stability of SD card operation.
      • Corrected a problem when using the remote shooting function with the ImageSync application.

       

       

      History of GR III Firmware updates:

      Firmware 1.61
      <Improved Contents>

      • Improved stability of SD card operation.
      • Corrected a problem when using the remote shooting function with the ImageSync application.

      Firmware 1.50 
      Following enhanced features was launched:

      1. Program Line “DOF Priority (Deep)”
      A new Program Line [DOF Priority (Deep)] is available. This is a Program Line that maintains priority for a smaller aperture (F8.0) when shooting in the program mode. It widens the depth of field and enables you to easily take pan-focus shots when combined with the [Snap] setting in the focus mode.

      2. “Face/Eye Detection” autofocus
      Autofocus based on eye detection has been newly added to the conventional “Face Detection”. When focusing on a face or eyes, they will be displayed in a frame. It is enabled during shooting with [Auto-area AF], [Select AF], or [Pinpoint AF]. It is also possible to set it to function only during shooting with [Auto-area AF]. You can fix the autofocus frame depending on the subject even when prioritizing people by simply changing the focus mode without turning “Face/Eye Detection” on and off. 

      3. Evolved image editing

      • Addition of aspect ratios 4:3 and 16:9 to “Cropping” in the playback menu. In addition to the existing aspect ratios 3:2 and 1:1, you can now crop images using the aspect ratios 4:3 and 16:9. It is also possible to rotate images to adjust subtle tilts. You can crop images after rotating them by up to ±45° in increments of 0.1°.
      • Addition of monotone editing to “Base Parameter Adj” in the playback menu. You can change JPEG color images to monotone. Further adding unique adjustments to monotone images using “Filter Effect” and “Toning” allows you to also enjoy more creative expression.

      4. More convenient experience with RAW Development

      • Selecting “Continue” after RAW Development enables you to continue developing the same RAW data after taking over the applied settings.
      • The preview display time of applied setting changes for such as Image Control has been reduced.

      5. Transferring images with “Auto Resize”
      You can now use the smart device app [Image Sync] to automatically resize the captured image size to XS and transfer it.
      * Use the latest version of Image Sync.

      6. Others
      The stability of overall operation has been improved.

       

      Firmware 1.41 
      Following enhanced features was launched:

      Full Press Snap enabled with touchscreen operations
      Full Press Snap is a function that performs shooting with the focal distance set in advance. This function can now also be used by touching the monitor in addition to pressing the shutter release button fully and quickly. This is a snapshot function unique to GR that will keep you from ever missing another great photo moment.

      [Full Press Snap] is added to the options for [Touch AF] in the “Customize Controls” menu. Full Press Snap shooting does not have a time lag for focusing. The focal distance can be selected from 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 5m, and ∞.

       

      Firmware 1.30 
      Following enhanced features was launched: 

      1. Cross Processing
      [Cross Processing] has been added to [Image Control] of the Image Processing Setting menu with both still image and movie. By using [Cross Processing], you can shoot images with colors that differ greatly from the actual colors. You can change the color, contrast, and the brightness of the four corners by adjusting settings in the [Image Control].

      2. Function registration to ADJ/exposure compensation lever
      [Crop] and [Touch AF] can be assigned to [ADJ] from the Custom Controls. Instant access to assigned function just by pushing [ADJ]

      3. Function registration to Fn button
      The [Touch AF] can be registered to the [Fn Button]. Features of the [Touch AF] can be easily changed even during photo shooting.

      In addition, we have improved the below functions and the stability for general performance.

      4. Improved the AF performance of [Macro Mode] in dark places and low contrast.

      5. When developing JPEG files from the [RAW Development] menu, the pixel count selected in [JPEG Recorded Pixels] will be retained as the default parameter.

      6. Change the Electronic Level not to be hidden by the guide display when preparing to shoot with the shutter button.

       

      Firmware 1.20 
      Following enhanced features was launched: 

      1. Grain Effect Setting
      You can now set the [Grain Effect] setting in the monotone settings of the [Image Control]. Settable monotone settings are [Monotone], [Soft Monotone], [Hard Monotone] and [Hi-Contrast B & W].

      Setting method Select in order of [Still image setting] => [[6]Image Process Settings] => [Image control] => [Monotone].

      Select the [Grain Effect] with the up and down keys and set the strength of the effect.

      Strenght of grain effect:

       - Off
      1 Weak
      2 Medium
      3 Strong

       

      2. Horizon Correction
      The automatic horizon correction is available. The camera assist you to correct the horizon.

      ♦Setting method Set with [Still image setting] => [[7] Shooting Assist] => [Horizon Correction]. By turning it on, the left and right tilt during shooting is automatically corrected.

      Set "On" or "Off" with the up and down keys.

      < Correction range >
      When SR is on: Correction up to 1.0 degree is possible
      When SR is off: Correction up to 1.5 degree is possible

      In addition, we have improved the below functions and the stability for general performance.

      3. Shortening startup time from playback button When startup from power-off status by holding down the playback button, startup time is shortened.

      4. Improved release response The release response is improved when continuously shoot different luminance objects.

      5. Improved Auto-area AF When Auto-area AF, focus is set to background in rare cases. This phenomenon is improved.