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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.

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