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Ricoh GR III Announced - Press Release, Full Specification and More...

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Ricoh GR III camera finally announced today, the camera comes with massive upgrade compared to the 2nd generation of Rioch GR series camera.

Let’s have a look at the quick specification comparison between both the models.

Ricoh GR III vs Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR III Ricoh GR II
 $899 – B&H Store  $496 – B&H Store
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No optical low pass filater
  • GR Engine 6
  • 28mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3-Axis Shake Reduction System
  • 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Recording
  • Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi
  • Hybrid AF System, Macro Mode
  • USB Type-C Port, 1x SD Card Slot
  • ISO 102400 and 4fps continuous shooting
  • 16.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • GR ENGINE V Image Processor
  • Ricoh GR f/2.8 Fixed Lens
  • 28mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1230k-Dot LCD Screen
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 25600 and 4 fps Continuous Shooting

List of Improvements in the New Rioch GR III camera

  1. Newly developed 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

You will be getting 14-bit DNG stills from the new sensor. An internal two stop-effective (ND 0.6) filter is also available which was not available in previous generation of cameras.

ISO range can boosted upto 102400, earlier GR series camera were limited to 25600.

So, GR III is a excellent low light compact camera, you can boost its ISO range 102400 if requires, as well as you can push down your shutter speed upto 3 stops down without an issue due to the presence of 3 axis image stabilization system.

  1. Hybrid AF System For Faster AF, Better Macro Mode
  2. New GR Engine 6
  3. Redesigned 28mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)

Lens is 1.5mm thinner than previous GR/GR II digital cameras. Resolving power is also improved.

  1. 3-Axis Shake Reduction System Introduced
  2. Touch Display Introduced to GR Series camera
  3. Built-in Bluetooth LE

So, at the end we have to say the Rioch GR III camera arrived with lot of improvements Compared to previous generation of cameras.

Rioch GR III Full Specification

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Ricoh GR III Press Release

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 and retail outlets nationwide. Price is $899.95 for the camera, $249.95 for the GW-4 Wide Conversion Lens.

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF AF DSLR Lens Available at $699 Only


One of the best lens announcement I have ever seen after Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens, however tamron lens was specifically made for Sony fullframe Mirrorless camera but Tokina today announced the ultra wide angle 16-28mm lens for fullframe Canon and Nikon DSLRs camera. The Lens features constant F2.8 aperture throughout the Zoom Range and also features AutoFocus Motor inside for quick focusing.

Opera 16-28mm F2.8 Lens Major Features

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Coating
  • Silent Drive DC Motor Autofocus System
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Lens Hood

You you can get Canon Nikon Version from B&H Store:  Opera 16-28mm F2.8 Lens

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Olympus IM015 Camera Registered

BIG LEAK & Exclusive: Olympus Registered one more Mirrorless camera and it model code is Olympus IM015. We do know that Olympus E-M5 Mark III announcement is expected this year, but we are waiting for trusted Japanese sources for further confirmation.

Also see – Olympus E-M1X vs Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II vs Olympus E-M10 Mark III

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Canon 1DX Mark III Field Testing Started

According to latest rumors Canon 1DX Mark III camera testing has been started.  The camera is rumored to arrive before 2020 Olympics. As we all know that Canon hinted us before that they will going to announce a pro model for professionals just before 2020 Olympics.

So, there is big possibility that we may see Canon 1DX Mark III announcement just at the end of 2019 or very beginning of 2020

We have already seen Quad pixel patent and Pro DSLR camera with large display units. So, do expect a massive improvement from inside-out in upcoming Professional DSLRs from Canon.

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Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 II

We are doing a specification comparison review between Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 II, to tell you the name of best camera in between the Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 II

Price Difference between – Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 II

Canon EOS RP Sony A7 II
$1299 [Body Price] | B&H $998 [Body Price] | B&H

Now its specification comparison time, we are comparing the specification of Canon EOS RP camera with with the Ultra Popular and  still one of the best selling Fullframe Mirrorless camera the Sony A7 II.

So, let’s begin, take a  look at the details in comparison sheet of both the camera. We are comparing every possible specification that may effect your choice of preference.

Camera Name Canon EOS RP Sony A7 II
Pixels Actual: 27.1 Megapixel
Effective: 26.2 Megapixel
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
Tech CMOS Exmor CMOS
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 3:2, 16:9
Sensor  Size 35.9 x 24 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVC/H.264, MP4
Audio: AAC, Linear PCM
    Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD 2.0, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes Yes
Memory Card Type SD
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Image Stabilization Digital, 5-Way Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

As we all know that Canon EOS RP uses the same sensor as of Canon 6D Mark II camera. So, expecting a better dynamic range from Canon 6D Mark II as we have in Sony A7 II isn’t fair.

What actually improved from Canon 6D Mark II vs Sony A7 II ?  By the Introduction of new DIGIC 8 image processor the Canon also implemented new noise processing algorithms with the camera. So, the noise of the camera is bit more controlled compared to Canon 6D Mark II.

Exposure and more…

Exposure Control  
Canon EOS RP Sony A7 II
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 40000 (Extended Mode:50 to 102400) 100 to 25600 (Extended Mode:50 to 25600)
Shutter 30 to 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 to 30 Second , Bulb Mode
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -3.0 to EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV -1.0 to EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 26.2 MP for Unlimited Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 5 fps at 26.2 MP for up to 50 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 5 fps at 24 MP for up to 50 Frames

As you can see Canon EOS RP features extended ISO range compared to  Sony A7 II Camera. Canon EOS RP features ISO range starting from 100-40,000 in standard Range and 50-102400 in Extended Range.

Whereas, Sony A7II camera features Standard ISO range from 100-25600 and you also have a option to push your ISO range to ISO 50.

In general more ISO range means better low-light performance. But with Sony A7 II camera you are also getting  5 axis  Image stabilization system. So, when you are shooting in low light environment  you can hit more lower shutter speed (upto 5 stop) when compared to Canon EOS RP camera.

One of the best thing is you don’t have to worry about a bit while using Prime lenses or third party lenses with your camera. Since, image stabilization will help you all the time despite of type of lenses you are using.


4K Video  – Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 III

AV Recording    
Video Recording Yes Yes
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25 fps (MP4 via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (60 Mb/s MP4 via H.264)
1280 x 720p at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (12 Mb/s MP4 via H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080 at 30 fps (12 Mb/s MP4)
640 x 480 at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4)
Output MP4 MP4, XAVC S, S-Log2
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minute 59 Second Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo) Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)

Canon EOS RP camera can record Videos in 4K whereas the Sony A7II camera limited to Full HD video recording mode only.

But Keep in Mind the Canon EOS RP Camera have some issues in 4K video recording mode

Limitations of Canon EOS RP in 4K Mode

  1. Canon EOS RP uses the APS-C Portion of the sensor, so you will be getting very limited dynamic range
  2. Canon EOS RP camera 4K video mode suffers from 1.6X Crop factor.
  3. Canon EOS RP camera doesn’t have DPAF support when you are recording 4K videos.

Limitation of Canon EOS RP camera in Full HD Video Mode

In Canon EOS RP camera is missing 24p frame option in Full HD and HD recording mode.

Sony A7 II Camera doesn’t miss any standard recording option in Full HD video mode.

At the same time Sony A7 II camera 24 MP BSI CMOS Video Dynamic range is better compared to Canon EOS RP 26MP CMOS camera.

8Bit output with S-Log2 whereas Canon EOS RP has 8bit output without C-log.

DPAF vs HYBRID – Auto Focus

Focus Control  
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus Auto & Manual Focus
Continuous Focus Continuous AF upto 3 FPS Continuous AF upto 5 FPS
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 4779 Phase Detection: 117
Contrast Detection: 25

Canon clearly have a upper hand in the specs sheet while mentioning their EOS RP camera carry have more than 4K AF area zones or segments.

So, it’s very clear that Canon will have more AF screen coverage .

Fastest Camera – Canon EOS RP or Sony A7 II ?

Canon EOS RP camera fails to give Continuous AF support at 5FPS more, Continuous AF starts from 3 FPS and Subject tracking goes down upto 2.6 FPS.

Sony A7 II camera features Continuous shooting speed 5 FPS full time AF support and very accurate Eye AF support while recording videos.

Which one has better Display ?

Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.39″ 0.5″
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000 2,359,296
Viewfinder Eye Point 22.00 mm 27.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.70x Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +1 m -4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3″ Rear Screen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,040,000) 3″  Tilting LCD (1,228,800)
Screen Coverage 100% 100%

Canon EOS RP camera features better touch screen and viewfinder, compared to Sony A7II camera.

Other Features

Sony A7 II camera features better battery life (100+ shots),  You will be also getting Environmental sealing  with Sony A7 II camera. No weather sealing in Canon EOS RP.

Comparatively if we talk about list of lenses available, then we don’t have more than 10 lenses for Canon EOS RF Mount camera at the time I am writing this post. Whereas, Sony A7II camera have 100+ lenses out there specifically made for Sony FE Mount cameras.


For Hybrid Shooters we have no option other than Canon EOS RP, nature of display Canon EOS RP is more user friendly compared to Sony A7 II. For still shooters we recommend Sony A7 II camera, since the camera features better dynamic range, In-body 5 axis Image Stabilization system and better continuous drive.

Canon EOS RP $1299 [Body Price] | B&H

Sony A7 II $998 [Body Price] | B&H

Ricoh GR III Official Announcement Soon

We have seen the development announcement of the Ricoh GR III camera, now finally Ricoh is prepared to officially announce the Ricoh GR III camera after a long wait. The Ricoh GR camera was appeared on FCCID back on November 2018, the development announcement of the camera / prototype was exhibited on Photokina 2018 event.

Take a look at the major specification of the camera

Ricoh GR III major specification

  • 24 megapixel phase detect autofocus sensor
  • built in body image stabilization
  • 28 mm f 2.8 lens
  • Selectable low pass filter simulation effect
  • Built in 2 stops of natural density filter ( as we have already seen in Ricoh GR 1 and GR 2 model)
  • Full HD videos at 60 frames per second
  • 3 inch rear touch LCD display panel
  • USB C charging support
  • Wi-Fi for faster file transfer

The announcement of the camera is about to happen within a week, Follow our page for LIVE updates about the Ricoh GR III announcement.

We already have a bunch of products shots of the camera for press purpose and only one Ricoh GR III sample Image right now available. (More will be added later)

Now only Ricoh GR III, Rugged Compacts also Coming

Rioch is also rumored to announce G90 and W6 compact camera along with the Rioch GR III camera. Here are the available details of the upcoming cameras

  • WG-6
    • Color: Black · Orange
  • G 900
    • Back-illuminated CMOS with about 20 million effective pixels
    • Enhance chemical resistance as well as waterproof, dustproof and impact resistant
    • Compliant with confirmation of credibility verification of blackboard information cooperation function proposed by “Council on advance of digital construction photograph”
  • Wide conversion lens GW-4
  • Lens adapter GA-1
  • Ring cap GN-1
    • Color: Black · Dark gray
  • Battery DB-110
  • Charger BJ-11
  • Soft case GC-9
  • Soft case GC-10
  • Metal hot shoe cover GK-1
  • AC adapter kit K-AC166J
  • Protector jacket O-CC 173
  • Protector jacket O-CC 174
  • Soft case SC-900

We will update you soon as we get any new information.
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Canon G5X Mark II Camera Announcement Soon

Canon G5X Mark II Camera is rumored to arrive very Soon according to trusted Japanese sources. We do believe that the upcoming Canon G5X Mark II camera will carry a newly developed 1″ DPAF sensor with 4K video recording capability. It will become a perfect Compact Vlogging tool for Vloggers and a excellent solution for still shooters out there, take a look at the available details of the camera.

Canon G5X Mark II Model Code

  • Japanese sources suggest that the registered model code of the upcoming camera is “PC2355”
  • The SKU unit of the Canon G5X Mark II camera is “3070C001”

We will be waiting for next update from Japanese sources for product images and specification of the camera.

Follow Canon G5X Mark II camera Page for LIVE Updates

We have published the leaked images of the upcoming Canon G7X Mark III camera a while ago. As we know that Canon G7X Mark III camera is already cleared the FCCI and wireless certification agency test. Now, it all depend upon Canon marketing  team when they wish to announce the G7X Mark III camera.

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