Ricoh has released a firmware update for its GR III camera that brings new and improved features to the compact camera.

Below is the changelog provided by Ricoh:

Add the following enhanced features

    • [Cross Processing] has been added to [Image control] of the  6 [Image Process Setting] menu in the [Still Image Settings].
    • [Cross Processing] has been added to [Image control] of the  6 [Image Process Setting] menu in the [Movie Settings].
    • [Crop] and [Touch AF] can be registered to [ADJ Mode Setting] of the C 2 [Customize Control] menu in the [Customize Settings].
    • [Touch AF] can be registered to [Fn Button Setting] of the C 2  [Customize Control] menu in the [Customize Settings].
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Improved Contents

  • Improved the AF performance of [Macro Mode] in dark places and low contrast.
  • Changed to take over as the initial value after the next time when developing with [JPEG Recorded Pixels] setting changed in RAW development.
  • When preparing to shoot with the shutter button, change the point that the electronic level is hidden by the guide display.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

You can download firmware version 1.30 via Ricoh's support page for the GR III. To ensure the update goes well, format the SD card in-camera and use a fully-charged battery before applying the firmware.