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Ricoh GR IV Under Development, Coming in 2021

According to the latest rumors surfaced over the web,  Ricoh GR IV Under Development, Coming in 2021. The camera may arrive with a brand new 23mm or 26mm F2.8 lens. As per rumors, the Ricoh GR IV will be Ricoh’s first APS-C compact camera to record 4K videos.  We will update you soon as we get any updates about the upcoming camera.

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Ricoh New Action Camera Coming Soon

We have spotted some patents of Ricoh to be announced action camera. As you can see, in-center we have our camera module and on-corners of the camera we have 4 LED lights. That’s a nice thing done by Ricoh to add some additional Lights in front of camera. On the top-left corner of the camera we can see a Ambient light sensor ( Light Intensity-Luminance/lux) is also there to automatically trun-on and off LED lights if required (optional).

More Ricoh New Action Camera Designs Below

We will update you soon as we get any new information

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THETA SC2 Announcement on December 13, 2019

Ricoh THETA SC2 camera announcement is about happen on December 13, 2019. It seems that THETA SC2 is a normal evolution model of SC that supports 4K video and adds a small display part of organic LED instead of a indicator.

We will update you soon as we get any new information

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Ricoh Calling Back GR III Models with wobbly control dial/pad Issue

Some of the models of Ricoh GR series camera have wobbly control dial/pad. That may upset some users, that’s why Ricoh is calling back set of affected units. If your Ricoh GR III camera falls under the serial number mentioned below, you may have wobbly control dial/pad in your GR III camera.

The affected serial numbers are:

  • 0010046 to 0022290
  • 2010043 to 2012044
  • 3010045 to 3010544
  • 4010041 to 4010230

Take a look at what Ricoh said

“The basic specification is to set a slight rotation allowance width, but as a result of investigation, it has been found that some products with the following target serial numbers have combinations with large display inclinations.”


Take a look at the official Press Release

Notice to Customers of Compact Digital Camera “RICOH GR III”

Thank you for always using our products.
Recently, some of the customers pointed out that the cross key on the back of the main unit of the compact digital camera “RICOH GR III” on the market is tilted.
The basic specification is to set a slight rotation allowance width, but as a result of investigation, it has been found that some products with the following target serial numbers have combinations with large display inclination.
We will start accepting applications from April 8 for products with a large inclination, and we will check and adjust them free of charge. Please contact us using the method below.
We have confirmed that the tilt of this time cross key does not affect the camera function or the image.
We apologize to customers who purchased this product for any inconvenience or concern. We will do our best to further improve the quality in the future, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.


Target product: RICOH GR III Indication
: The tilt of the cross key on the back of the main unit is large.
Target serial number: 0010046 to 0022290/2010043 to 2012044/3010045 to 3010544/4010041 to 4010230
Registration start date: April 8, 2019
Number of deposit days: About 4 days from our arrival date
How to deposit: For shortening the number of deposit days Excuse me, but I will make it a reservation system, please access the following HP.
URL: (scheduled to be released on April 8, 2019)

source Ricoh Japan

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

Click here to buy Rioch GR III Camera at B&H Store |

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.

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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Ricoh GR III in FCC Lab

We have already seen the development announcement of the Ricoh GR III camera. Let’s have a look some images coming straight out from FCC LAB. Take a look at the images below

Now let’s have  look at another images

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