Our new favorite compact? Meet the Ricoh GR III
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Our new favorite compact? Meet the Ricoh GR III

From the top, the GR III's simplified exposure mode dial looks noticeably less cluttered than the older GR/II (bottom). Movie mode has gone, but so has the auto-everything 'green' camera mode, and TAv. Instead, we have the traditional PASM plus three user-configurable settings. The front control dial and trademark Ricoh pill-shaped shutter button are unchanged.

That's it! At least for now. This camera was firmly behind glass but as soon as we can get our holds on a working sample, we'll be posting a lot more about the GR III, which is already looking like it might become our new favorite compact. Pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed, but a Ricoh representative told us that the company is targeting a 'sub 1,000 Euro' pricepoint.