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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 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.

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

Opera 16-28mm F2.8 Lens Videos

 

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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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.

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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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Panasonic FZ1000 II and TZ80/95 Announced with High-Res Viewfinder

Finally the rumored compacts of Panasonic camera announced today. Let’s have a look at the details of the announcement

Panasonic announces TZ80/95

The compact camera will cost you $447 and features a Vlogging screen with 4K recording option. Let’s have a look at the Major features of the camera as well as a little comparison to find out what’s new inside the camera.

Panasonic ZS80  vs Panasonic ZS70

Panasonic ZS80 Panasonic ZS70
Price $447  – B&H | Amazon Price $347 –  B&H | Amazon
  • 20.3MP 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.33m-Dot Live View Finder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p Video
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
  • ISO 80-6400, up to 10-fps Shooting
  • 4K Photo Modes and Sequence Composition
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity

 

  • 20.3MP 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 1.166m-Dot Live View Finder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.
  • ISO 6400 and Up to 10 fps Shooting
  • 4K Photo Modes
  • Focus Stacking and Post Focus

 

As you can see from the core specification of both the camera, only the specs of Viewfinder has been improved in the newer version of the camera. otherwise, the sensor resolution, optical zoom, ISO speed and Continuous shooting speed of the camera remains same.

So, if you are thinking to get a compact 4K vlogging camera then ZS70 is still a better option.


Panasonic FZ1000 II

Panasonic FZ1000 II camera also announced, it’s a little refresh from its predecessor. Let’s have a look at the Major specification and difference between the two camera ( Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Predecessor )

Panasonic FZ1000 II vs Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ1000 II Panasonic FZ1000
Price $887 | B&H Store.com Price $497 (Opened box at B&H)
  • 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens
  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • 3.0″ 1.24m-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p Video
  • HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • ISO 125-12800, up to 12-fps Shooting
  • 4K Photo Modes and Sequence Composition
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity

 

  • 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens
  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Light Speed AF with Lumix DFD Focus
  • ISO 25600 and 50 fps Continuous Shooting

 

Again in the new Panasonic FZ1000 II camera we have a new high-resolution view-finder. Other than that we don’t see any major improvement in the Panasonic FZ1000 II camera.