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Ricoh GR III High ISO and Color Noise Test

Rioch GR III Camera at B&H Store |

Let’s begin with High ISO Test images of Ricoh GR III camera. We have selected 4 most popular professional compacts of today from different brands sensor. Now let’s see which camera performs best during the test.

We have selected 4 Different different camera to compare, take a look at the list

  1. Ricoh GR III – 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor paired with 28mm f/2.8  [fixed lens]
  2. Fujifilm X100F – 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III  paired with 23mm f/2 Lens – [Fixed Lens]
  3. Canon G1X Mark III – 24.2MP APS-C paired with 24 to 72mm f/2.8 (W) to f/5.6 (T) – [3X optical zoom]
  4. Sony RX100 VI – 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor  paired with 24 to 200mm f/2.8-4.5 Lens  – [8.33x  optical zoom]

Ricoh GR III  High ISO Test and color noise


If we talk about color noise or High ISO test of these four cameras, then Fujifilm X100F camera with APS-C X-Trans sensor and fixed 35mm F2 lens is showing up minimum noise in the sample test image.

Camera ranking based on Noise Performance

  1. Fuji X100F [Best]
  2. Ricoh GR III
  3. Canon G1X Mark III
  4. Sony RX100 VI

Ricoh GR III visible moire pattern at the can be seen High ISO test of the camera. Fuji of-course win the High ISO test with clearly. BTW, Ricoh GR III is also a excellent option for pro photographers.

Rioch GR III Camera at B&H Store |

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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

Click here to download full specification

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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Ricoh GR III Features 24MP HYBRID APS-C Sensor and IBIS

Ricoh GR III development announcement,  so at least we are having a word from Ricoh that they will going to develop the next version of their most popular Ricoh GR II camera.

Now we where the first website to told you that there’s the successor of Ricoh GR II camera is under development approx year ago (Ricoh GR III is coming),  but from the speed of development its look like the Rico engineer are bit lazy to bring a new model in the market despite of successive competition out there.

However, we do accept the fact that Ricoh GR II camera is one of the most popular compact camera,  and Ricoh do have a big fan base those who are waiting for the Ricoh GR III.

you want going to Believe us but we have received more than hundred of emails from Ricoh GR to users that when the next version is coming.

Ricoh GR III is having a massive upgrade in the Core specification,  just take a look at the Core specification of the upcoming ricos gr3 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

so you can see there are lot of upgrades coming with the Rico z3 camera, the price  and the exact date of arrival isn’t known as per the camera is coming for your next year.

we will update you as soon as we get any new information related to the Ricoh GR 3 camera.

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Ricoh GR III Coming on Sept 2018


Finally, we are getting strong hints that Ricoh GR III  is coming this year. Take a look at the Ricoh GR recent development.

  1. Ricoh GR official Facebook page announced on 1st March 2018, Starting with word “RICOH GR re-launch”
  2. Official Ricoh GR official website is coming on April of 2018
  3. Ricoh GR III is coming on Sep 2018 [Rumor].

1. Ricoh GR official page and Website Confirmation

Take a look at the press text at Ricoh GR official webpage

It has been two and a half years since we finished “GR BLOG” that lasted ten years.
In the meantime, I was encouraged by the warm cheers of the fans and the wonderful photos.
It is embarrassing to speak too loudly, too, but I feel ashamed of GR, but GR has been a day to further strengthen the thought of being a tool to enjoy and nurture along with people who like photographs from now on .

In 2018, we are preparing for the new website “GR official” as a very important thing to work on for the first time to restart GR. (Scheduled to start in April)
Prior to that, I started official Facebook on GR today.

It is the same as the era of GR BLOG, handmade and fumbling while starting.
I believe in the power of the content, I want to gradually step by step, so that the blank for two and a half years was rather a good charging period.

I would be happy if you could follow a lot of people.

~ A bit good thing with CP + ~

From today Integrated Camera Picture Show CP + will begin.
I will post a poster announcing the opening of GR official Facebook within the Ricoh booth, so please show my smartphone screen to the staff “Following Facebook”.
I will present a newly made GR sticker. (As the number is limited, it ends as soon as it is lost)
We are waiting for you at the Ricoh booth!

PHOTO “GR” APHER ~ GR is always in a person who loves photos ~


2. Ricoh GR III Coming on Sep 2018

According to a latest rumor coming from Pentax insider, he shared a screen shot on dpreview forum that clearly shows us the GRIII arrival road map. And if we do believe the camera will arrive on September.

So, its not a rumor only, as you can see Ricoh is planning to Re-launch the GR brand with a dedicated Facebook page and a official website that will start from April and finally after few months on Sep [Photokina event 2018] we will see a new Ricoh GR III camera.

Source Ricoh Facebook page | Dpreview forum