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Ricoh GR firmware version 3.00 now available

By dpreview staff on Jan 25, 2014 at 02:03 GMT
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Ricoh has released firmware version 3.00 for its GR compact camera. The list of updated features includes two options for folder name settings, ability to develop RAW images in different aspect ratios, and customization to assign various AFL Focus Settings to the AF button when the AF function switching lever is set to AEL/AFL (previously only Spot AF was available). 

Here's the full list of updates in firmware v3.00  

  • Added [Slight] on [Effect] of [Shooting] menu.
  • Added [AFL Focus Setting] on [Key Custom Options] menu.
  • Added [Ambient Brightness] on [Setup] menu.
  • Added [Folder Name Setting] on [Setup] menu.
  • [Change Shutter Speed] will be set in increments of 1/3 steps when [ISO Step Setting] is set to [1/3EV].
  • Added [Aspect Ratio] to the parameters of [RAW Development] on [Playback] menu.
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Total comments: 19
Number05
By Number05 (3 months ago)

Please suggest should I buy it for daily use and travel.

1 upvote
CarVac
By CarVac (3 months ago)

Buy it for daily use and travel.

It's so darn convenient. Pull it out of a pocket, grab a photo, put it away.

And the image quality is ridiculously good. All the dynamic range, all the sharpness.

0 upvotes
Number05
By Number05 (2 months ago)

Thank you for comment. Should I also buy some back-up batteries?

0 upvotes
Dan Nolan
By Dan Nolan (3 months ago)

GXR please!

0 upvotes
beavertown
By beavertown (3 months ago)

Poor Nikon users being in a dilemma about to update or not every time a new firmware releases.

That idiot at Nikon should be fired immediately.

2 upvotes
RFC1925
By RFC1925 (3 months ago)

Really liking the output from the GR. Part of it surely is the skilled photographers shooting it but there's no denying that the qualities of the lens are very good.

1 upvote
CarVac
By CarVac (3 months ago)

I cannot for the life of me figure out what the "ambient brightness" setting does. Maybe it has an effect during daylight and not much of an effect at nighttime?

0 upvotes
CarVac
By CarVac (3 months ago)

I figured it out: it turns off the auto vignetting correction. Now you can lift shadows strongly without suffering from red haze in the corners.

I love Ricoh forever for listening to users and issuing valuable firmware updates!

1 upvote
arejukas
By arejukas (3 months ago)

It seems to make sense that this is essentially resetting the lens correction for vignetting.

I posted some examples on here:

http://gerafotografija.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/gr-firmware-update-and-the-all-new-original-film-look/

I can't be sure there isn't something else involved since the peripheral luminance fall off also makes the images look a little more contrasty and saturated, but this is probably just a perception thing.

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sharkfeeder
By sharkfeeder (3 months ago)

Anyone having a problem setting ISO manually after this most recent update? For example, if I set it to ISO 100 it jumps to ISO 320, etc. This happens in all of the shooting modes. It also ignores Auto High ISO now. Just wondering if I'm overlooking something, or if this is a problem with the update.

0 upvotes
ondro1
By ondro1 (3 months ago)

nope, I have the new firmware, no issues with setting ISO to 100

0 upvotes
Raist3d
By Raist3d (3 months ago)

I would like a firmware upgrade so that Auto-ISO-high can use the dynamic range expansion mode at the same time. Right now they are mutually exclusive.

1 upvote
Kevin Purcell
By Kevin Purcell (3 months ago)

I'd like to see them add an upper limit to auto ISO in TAv mode.

I prefer the option to keep as much DR as I need even if the image is underexposed then bump the exposure in post (with a rolling off curve).

You could do this with the M + Auto ISO mode in the GRD3 and GRD4.

1 upvote
jimrpdx
By jimrpdx (3 months ago)

Good for Ricoh and the GR!

Curious that this got a DPR notice but K-3 FW1.01 is still unannounced here. I was thinking maybe their review was held up to re-test with 1.01? We shall see... some day.

2 upvotes
Raist3d
By Raist3d (3 months ago)

The new 1/3rd EV shutter step ISO setting for the auto Hi-ISO - detail option is great, works like a charm. I have been able to shoot slightly lower ISO when using this increasing image quality.

0 upvotes
liviutza
By liviutza (3 months ago)

Ricoh is by far the best producer when it comes to long-term support of their products in terms of firmware updates. Fuji are doing quite nice lately in this respect, as well, but you can always count on a serious Ricoh camera to get updates for years after launch.
@Rmano - Pentax cameras are cheaper than Sony or Canikon on the same feature set, usually :). So good luck with that!

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Rmano
By Rmano (3 months ago)

This is one of the reasons my next camera will be, if I can afford it, a Ricoh/Pentax. Sony stopped supporting my A55 the next day after starting to sell the next camera. I will vote with my wallet as soon as I can.

16 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (3 months ago)

Go Ricoh.... go. More free features via firmware. Awesome.

11 upvotes
mike kobal
By mike kobal (3 months ago)

Great, thanks Ricoh!

1 upvote
Total comments: 19