High-end digital compact cameras featuring a built-in Highlight Diffusion Filter to create mellow, diffused expressions in highlighted areas


GR III HDF with well-established GR lens & Shake Reduction

A high-end digital compact camera. Additionally, this model is equipped with the legendary GR lens that surpasses all other GR lenses with its amazing optical performance. Moreover, a six-element, four-group optical system is used to achieve images that are sharp from the center to the edge with clear depiction. Furthermore, the optical system is slim and compact, allowing the body to accommodate an in-camera Shake Reduction mechanism. As a result, the effects of camera shake on image quality are minimized, maximizing the full capabilities of the newly designed GR lens optical performance for a variety of scenes.


24.2 M APS-C size image sensor
Firstly, 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
Secondly, 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.


Thirdly, and most importantly, 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.




The new  RICOH GR III HDF - High-end digital compact camera - featuring a new, built-in HDF (Highlight Diffusion Filter) to create mellow, diffused expressions in highlighted areas

This camera take the basic benefits of the base model - exceptional image quality, flawless operation and outstanding mobility - and allow the user to activate the newly developed, integrated HDF (Highlight Diffusion Filter) with a single movement, which provides soft, smooth images with diffused light areas in addition to the clear, sharply focussed images of the base models.
This filter allows the user to give the captured images a completely different visual expression, depending on the subject or creative intention.


Easily switch to the new, built-in HDF to create soft, softened images
The GR III HDF feature the newly developed HDF filter (Highlight Diffusion Filter), which emphasises high highlights and produces soft, smooth images.
As the HDF can be switched on and off with a single press of a button, the user can effortlessly switch between two completely different visual expressions depending on the subject or creative intent - clear, sharply focused images, emblematic of the RICOH GR series, and softer, smoother images captured by the HDF. This creative versatility pushes the visual boundaries of snapshot photography.


*ND filter is not installed and is replaced by HDF



HDF (Highlight Diffusion Filter) ON/OFF Comparison
By diffusing incoming light, the filter reduces overall image contrast and blurs whites in bright areas, giving the image a soft, fluffy appearance. (HDF ON / HDF OFF)


Special Design for GR III HDF and GR IIIx HDF  only  

Special design for HDF models only The release button is painted a grayish silver color. The appearance changes depending on the angle of light. HDF ON/OFF switching function is assigned to Fn button by default.
*It can also be assigned to other function buttons.




Quick Response

High-speed hybrid AF

This  high-end digital compact camera has 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  high-end digital compact 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.

GR III HDF // 1/160 sec // F2.8 // ISO6400 // +1EV // WB: Multi Auto White Balance // Hi-Contrast B&W // HDF: ON // Photographer: Takehiko Nakafuji




Expanded functionality firmware for an ever-evolving GR III HDF

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


New Features

The following functions are now available with the GR III HDF:
- The user can preprogram up to three white-balance settings as the base white balance. It is also possible to couple the base white balance with the White-balance Fine Adjustment function.

- The new model feature Zone Select AF, which automatically sets the focus at the most ap-propriate point within the image area, after the user shifts the 3x3 focus area to the desired zone. The 3x3 focus area is identical in size to that of the Auto-area AF (Center) mode.


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. 

HDF ON/OFF switching function is assigned to Fn button by default.
*It can also be assigned to other function buttons.


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.


GR III HDF // 1/125 sec // F2.8 // ISO6400 // +1,7EV // WB: Multi Auto White Balance // Hi-Contrast B&W // HDF: ON // Photographer: Takehiko Nakafuji



A new dimension in descriptive performance for the high-end digital compact camera 

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.

RICOH GR III digital compact camera



RICOH GR III digital compact camera
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.


RICOH GR III digital compact camera

3-axis, 4-step Shake Reduction for high image quality across a wide shooting range
With this high-end digital compact camera, the 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 HDF 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 with the digital compact camera

 RICOH GR III digital compact camera

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



A compact body and functional design packed with high performance


The GR III HDF 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.

RICOH GR III digital compact camera


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  high-end digital compact camera.


RICOH GR III digital compact 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 high-end digital compact 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.


GR IIIx HDF // 1/320 sec // F4.5 // ISO200 // WB: Auto White Balance // HDF: ON // Photographer: Shiori Iwakura



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


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



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 digital compact camera switches to Macro mode when the focus is set to [Snap] or [∞].     


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



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

With this feature, the digital compact 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.


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


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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.     


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


RICOH GR III digital compact camera



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


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


RICOH GR III digital compact camera




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

RAW format data can be processed on the digital compact 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.


RICOH GR III digital compact camera



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.


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


RICOH GR III digital compact camera




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.

RICOH GR III digital compact camera



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.

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Excellent connectivity and reliability

RICOH GR III digital compact camera

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™).




RICOH GR III digital compact camera

*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.



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