Firmware Update Software for GR III


Check the installed firmware version

[1] Turn ON the camera.

[2] Press MENU button.

[3] Operate 4-way button and display [About This Device] of [Setup menue]

[4] Operate 4-way button and select [Firmware Info / Options] then press 4-way button right. 

[5] The firmware version for camera is displayed on the [Firmware Info / Options] screen.



What needs to be prepared for the update:

  • GR III camera body
  • Blank, formatted SD card.
    (formatted by GR III, 32MB or more)
  • Computer with a SD card slot.
    *If the computer does not have a SD card slot, SD card reader / writer is needed.
  • Fully charged battery (DB-110) or AC adapter kit K-AC166J.
    *Be sure to use fully charged battery If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the camera will become inoperable. If this happens, a charge will be made for repairs even if within the warranty period.



Updating Procedure

[1] Download the firmware file:
The download file is self-extracting.
The following file is extracted fwdc239b.bin: This is the update firmware file. Copy it to the root directory (not to a folder or sub-folder) in the SD card.

[2] Insert the battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.

[3] Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software

[4] Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into the camera and close card cover.

[5] Turn the camera power on while pressing [Menu] button.

[6] [Update the camera firmware] is displayed
Select [Execute] by 4-way button and press [OK] button.

[7] The firmware update will start and [Updating] is displayed.
*Do not turn OFF the camera while updating.

[8] When update is completed, “Update completed” will be displayed.

[9] Turn OFF the camera and remove the SD card from camera.

*Confirm the version of firmware with above [How to check version].



  • When updating is finished, the update SD card still contains the Firmware file. If you want to use this card to take pictures, format the card by the camera to delete firmware file first.
  • This software may only be used by users who own the GR III
  • This software is covered by a software license agreement. Please read the software license agreement before downloading the software. You will have agreed with this software license agreement when the download starts.
  • When this update is done, you will not be able to restore back to version before or earlier.


Firmware Update Software for GR III Software License Agreement

The customer (hereinafter "the user") shall verify the following items below related to the use of the licensed software supplied to the user by RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. The download starts when you press "I agree. Start download." on this software license agreement.


  1. Definition of terms
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  • Only GR III users are permitted to download the firmware update.


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Firmware Update Software for GR III

Registered name (zip type file 27,836 Kbytes)

Applied product

RICOH GR III /RICOH GR III Street Edition / RICOH GR III Diary Edition

Updated firmware file

Zip type (For Windows/Mac)

Release date





GRist Samuel Lintaro Hopf from "Samuel Streetlife" demonstrate how to update the firmware in a video up from TC 1:10 ... (link)