Ricoh GR III camera officially announced, available for pre-order


The Ricoh GR III camera is now officially announced.

Ricoh GR III pre-order links: Adorama | B&H | WEXPark CameraAmazon (see also the new GR III accessories).

Lens MTF chart:

Technical specifications, press release and additional pictures:

Effective Pixels Approx. 24.24 megapixels
Sensitivity ISO100~102400: Auto (ISO Auto Lower/Upper Limit and Minimum Shutter Speed can be set), Manual:
Focal Length 18.3mm (Approx. 28mm in 35mm equivalent focal length), F2.8~F16
Image Stabilization Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR)(3-axis)
Lens Construction(group/elements) 6 elements in 4 groups (2 aspherical lens elements)
Weight (g) Approx. 257g (Included dedicated battery and SD memory card), Approx. 227g (Body only)
Focus Range Normal: Approx. 0.1m~∞, Macro Mode: Approx. 0.06m~0.12m
Face Detection ON, Use only in Auto-area, OFF
Image Sensor Type: Primary color filter CMOS. Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Type Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and Contrast detection)
Focus modes Auto-area AF, Zone AF, Select AF, Pinpoint AF, Tracking AF, Continuous AF, MF, Snap, ∞
White Balance Auto White Balance, Multi Auto White Balance, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fl. – Daylight Color, Fl. – Daylight White, Fl. – Cool White, Fl. – Warm White, Tungsten, CTE, Manual White Balance, Color Temperature
Drive Modes Single Frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Bracketing, Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted
Exposure Modes 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
Dimensions Approx.. 109.4(W)×61.9(H)×33.2(D)mm (excluding protrusions)
Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
Included Accessories Rechargeable Battery DB-110, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable I-USB166, Handstrap
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit (Off, Low, High)
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±14 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Still File Format: RAW (DNG) 14bit, JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
Movie File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Recorded Pixels: Full HD (1920×1080, 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.
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
Self-timer 10 sec., 2 sec., OFF
USB Type-C™ Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required), Data Transfer: MTP, Video output: DisplayPort over USB-C (DisplayPort Alternative Mode)
Hotshoe 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
Lens adapter pin Available
AC adapter available 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.
Battery Life 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 Type Rechargeable Battery DB-110
Type 3.0 inch TFT color LCD (aspect ratio 3:2)、Approx. 1037K dots, Wide viewing angle, Air-gapless tempered glass
Touch Screen Capacitive sensing method
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (HT20) (Wireless LAN standard protocol)
Wireless Frequency 2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Wireless Security Authentication Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations
Storage Medium Internal Memory (Approx. 2GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to UHS-I standards)
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation, Blue/Amber, Green/Magenta, Outdoor View Setting: ±2 Steps
Crop 35mm, 50mm, OFF
Image Control * This parameter will be available via a firmware update.
Image Control Adjust parameters: Saturation, Hue, High/Low Key Adjustment, Contrast, Contrast (Highlight), Contrast, Sharpness, Shading, Clarity, Toning, Filter Effect, Grain Effect*, HDR Tone Level (Adjust parameter varies depending on the selected image setting
Image Control Standard, Vivid, Monotone, Soft Monotone, Hard Monotone, Hi-Contrast B&W, Positive Film, Bleach Bypass, Retro, HDR Tone, Custom1, Custom2
Dynamic Range Correction Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise Reduction
Display Display magnification (4x, 16x), Grid display (4×4 Grid, 3×3 Grid), Histogram, Bright area warning, Electronic Level
Playback View Single frame, Multi-image (20, 48 frames), Display magnification (up to 16x, 100% view and Quick Zoom view available)
Base Parameter Adjustment Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Contrast, Sharpness
RAW Development Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, Color Space, White Balance, Image Control, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Sensitivity, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction
Edit Resize, Cropping, Levels Adjustment, White Balance Adjustment, Color Moiré Correction, Movie Edit (Cut), Movie Edit (Divide)
Frequency (Center Frequency) 2402MHz~2480MHz (CH0~CH39)
Standards Bluetooth® v4.2 BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy)

Ricoh launches RICOH GR III high-end, compact digital camera

Newest model in the popular RICOH GR series delivers exceptional image quality in a smaller, lightweight body, making it ideal for street photography

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2019 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the launch of the highly anticipated RICOH GR III camera. The new camera is the latest model in the RICOH GR series, a lineup of high-end digital cameras providing exceptional image quality in a compact, lightweight body ideal for street photography, travel and capturing candid images.

The RICOH GR III features a newly designed lens, image sensor and imaging engine that further upgrade image quality, enhance functionality and improve usability. The 18.3mm F2.8 lens delivers exceptional imaging performance with a slim design, consisting of six optical elements in four groups, while retaining the 28mm angle of view. It produces the clearest, sharpest images in GR-series history while reducing distortion and chromatic aberration. It also comes equipped with a macro shooting capability with a minimum focusing distance of six centimeters.

In keeping with the GR-series concept of packaging high image quality in a compact design, the RICOH GR III camera body is smaller than its predecessor, and is equipped with a large APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.24 effective megapixels to produce high-resolution images. Its short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds allows for quick, responsive shooting. The camera’s high-definition LCD monitor features touchscreen operation, offering intuitive control of various camera functions right on the screen.

The camera also features a high-speed hybrid autofocus system, built-in shake reduction, in- camera image finishing options, USB Type-CTM, Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity options. An accessory wide-angle conversion lens designed exclusively for use with the RICOH GR III is also available. The GW-4 Wide Conversion Lens expands the angle of view to 21mm ultra-wide angle.

“The Ricoh GR III is the ultimate street camera,” said William Hereford, a Brooklyn-based pro photographer, who has been shooting with GR series cameras for years. “The image quality and ease of use are equally amazing. I literally don’t leave my house without this camera. The GR III fits perfectly both in my hand and my pocket, so it is always available to capture a moment.”

Hereford says that the image quality is so great, that photos taken with his GR cameras have the potential to be used in national ad campaigns and magazine articles.

Designed to be the ultimate street photography camera, the RICOH GR III is a totally new breed of GR camera that will give the user new and different creative possibilities.

Pricing and Availability

The RICOH GR III will be shipping in March 2019 and will be available at www.us.ricoh- imaging.com and retail outlets nationwide. Price is $899.95 for the camera, $249.95 for the GW-4 Wide Conversion Lens.







Additional information available at Ricoh Imaging.


Rioch GR III pre-orders: Adorama | B&H | WEXPark Camera
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